Symptoms of Heart Attack

Symptoms of Heart Attack

The heart attack happens when an artery supplying blood and oxygen to heart is blocked. It is due to the formation of plaque inside the artery which blocks the circulation of blood.
Chest discomforts, indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, etc. are a few symptoms of heart attack.
Digestive irregularities can be a symptom of a heart attack. An increased pressure on the heart while pumping blood can also be a symptom. Both of these symptoms are very mild and therefore many times they are ignored by the patients.


Symptoms of Heart Attack

The symptoms of a heart attack vary across persons. There is generally crushing pain in men between the blades of the shoulder. But, a mild pain is experienced between the shoulder blades in women. A classic heart attack symptom is pain that radiates down from chest to arm.
Angina pectoris, which is also called "Angina", is the precursor of a heart attack. In this condition, the patient experiences an increase in heartbeats during physical exertion, emotional situation, a heavy meal, mental stress, cold weather condition, etc. In these conditions, the heart requires more oxygen. however, the heart blocking creates a problem. Therefore, you may experience pain in your heart. Generally, this condition lasts for about 15 minutes. If it lasts longer, this should be surely considered to be a symptom of a heart attack.
Dizziness is one of the common heart attack symptoms. However, the heart attacks would generally occur during the early morning when you are already dizzy. Dizziness during the other times of the day, as well without any reason may be associated with a heart attack in the future. This is true especially when the dizziness continues for some days.
Symptoms of Heart Attack

Apart from these symptoms, the typical signs of a heart attack include squeezing or burning pain in the middle of the chest. Many patients are also under tremendous pressure during heart attack. The discomfort also reaches the neck jaw, shoulder arm, lower arm, and back in some situations. Sweating, fatigue, dizziness, and shortness of breath are generally associated with pain. If you experience these symptoms, it is advised to get medical help immediately.
Coronary angioplasty and pacing a stent
Angioplasty is a procedure to reinstate the flow of blood through the artery. It uses a tiny balloon catheter that is inserted in a blocked blood vessel to help widen it and improve blood circulation to the heart.
Symptoms of Heart Attack

Angioplasty is often combined with a small wire mesh tube called a stent being placed. The stent helps prop the artery open, decreasing its chance of narrowing again. Most stents are coated with medication to help keep your artery open (drug-eluting stents). Rarely, bare-metal stents may be used.

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[Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is a general information only and should not be considered as professional advice.  I am not a licensed professional so make sure to consult with your professional consultant in case you need to.]



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