Heart Problems: Signs of a Heart Attack that You Must Know
Understanding the signs of a heart attack can save a life. Heart attacks are silent killers and anyone can be a victim. Lack of exercise, poor diet and an erratic lifestyle can increase the risk of a heart attack. Dr Anil Bansal, Cardiologist with Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon helps you spot the warning signs.
Dr Anil Bansal explains the signs and symptoms of a possible heart attack:
When you start feeling heaviness in your chest, unbearable upper stomach pain, left arm pain, jaw and neck pain and shortness of breath, you must rush to the nearest hospital and get your ECG done.” There are several cases where individuals have brushed it aside but it is important to get immediate medical assistance.
The other warning signs include the feeling of nausea, breaking into a cold sweat and light-headedness. You may also experience intense pressure on the chest or feeling like your chest is closing in on you.
In men, the most common warning sign of a heart attack is chest pain; while women are more likely to experience breathlessness, nausea, and back and jaw pain.
In case you experience any of these symptoms or it you are a witness, call for immediate medical care or rush the concerned person to the nearest hospital.
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