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The Signs and Symptoms of

a Heart Attack
Often people expect a heart attack to be dramatic like it is in
the movies. But in reality — most often — that is not the case.
This article thus spells out the signs and symptoms of
a heart attack.
What happens during a heart attack?
During a heart attack, the blood flow to the heart muscle is
either reduced or completely stops. This typically happens
because of a blood clot that is blocking an artery. When
the heart muscle does not get oxygen-rich blood, it ceases to
Some common heart attack symptoms:

One finds increasing episodes of chest pain. It usually lasts for about 15 minutes.Shortness of breath. arm.There is a feeling of fullness or a clasping pain in the centre of the chest. Most victims describe the pain as akin to an elephant standing o n the chest (extreme pain).. . neck.A heart attack often causes chest pain. . . . . .Prolonged pain in the upper abdomen. back and sometimes even the teeth and jaw.One also experiences shooting pain in the shoulders.

The victim might experience heavy sweating. * In rare cases.the victim might lose his/her consciousness. Some symptoms that may also appear include:  Pain in the abdomen     Heart burn Unusual tiredness Nausea Tightness or pain in the neck. shoulder or upper back Heart attack symptoms are not the same for all Not everyone who has a heart attack has the same symptoms. Many a time. and sometimes can even be entirely painless. we also tend to ignore a heart attack thinking it might be mere abdominal . the heart attack may not be very painful. .Since the heart’s pumping action is severely impaired during a severe heart attack. as in patients who are diabetic..

If you recognise that you or someone around is having a heart attack. Heart Attack The medical term for aheart attack is myocardial infarction: a blockage of the coronary arteries leading to a decrease in blood flow. What to do in case of a heart attack? Rush to a hospital. If you have more than a few symptoms listed above. crush a disprin. Give Disprin (Asprin): As soon as you recognise it is an attack. The most common form of SCA is ventricular fibrillation. get immediate medical help. It occurs due to an electrical disturbance that obstructs the heart’s pumping function. Get emergency help immediately. A heart attack is different from a cardiac arrest Do not confuse a heart attack with cardiac arrest. In the case of a cardiac arrest. which results in stopping blood flow to the rest of the body. When this happens. Emergency numbers: Every office and home must keep a list of emergency numbers like that of an ambulance service. Immediately. Sudden Cardiac Arrest SCA is a chaotic electrical condition of the heart resulting in the loss of blood Definition flow to the brain and body. theheart muscles die or become permanently damaged. then you are likely to be having an attack.discomfort due to gas pains or indigestion. dissolve it in water and make the person drink it. . the heart suddenly stops. hospital.

The second sign is breathing cessation. permanent brain damage occurs within 5-7 minutes. A sudden cardiac Victim's arrest victim always The victim of a heart attackis Response loses consciousness usually conscious and alert. A heartattack can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. and/or jaw. A victim of SCA will die unless treated. the plaque creates a blockage. known as an occlusion. the chances of survival decrease by 10% per minute.Causes Electrical impulses of the heartbecome chaotic due to a blow to the chest or other (sometimesunknown) healthrelated issues. Usually. When the buildup is great enough. As a result. Treatmen The only treatment t for SCA is defibrillation from an automated external defibrillator (AED). Typically. and shortness of breath. Most victims can recover fully and lead normal lives. Plaque made of cholesterol and other cells builds up in the walls of the heart’s arteries. lower back. Warning signs of heartattack includ e a tightening feeling in the chest. If left untreated. A One treatment of a heartattack can be angioplasty. Other signs include bad indigestion. but about a third of heartattacks are deadly. a feeling that something heavy is sitting on your chest. which opens up the blocked vessels with a medical balloon. the heart stops beating regularly and begins to flutter rapidly. Typically. a stent can be placed in the artery to help keep it Risk of Death . a sore or numb left arm. neck. the first Symptom indication of SCA is s when the victim faints. Afterwards. which restricts the blood supply to theheart muscle. there are no symptomsto SCA. from lack of oxygen.

open. . and most of all. Being more active and Choosing the right nutrition and life style that will keep your heart healthy! __. People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. Other treatments include clotbusting drugs called thrombolytics or nitroglycerin to reduce chest pain. So.shock from the AED stops the chaotic electrical activity and allows the heart's sinus node to resume a normal electrical impulse._.No Breakfast. remember this information. remember the ABCs of heart care: Avoiding Tobacco._. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration. stress and fatty foods.___ Prevention: Brain Liver Damage 1.

.Lacking in stimulating thoughts.Head covered while sleeping.Overeating. 3. 4. It causes hardening of the brain arteries. .. 10.Talking Rarely. 8.Smoking. The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our 20 body. 9. 5. Thinking is the best way to train our brain. Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects. It causes multiple brain shrink age and may lead to Alzheimer disease. 7. Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development. 6. Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.Working your brain during illness.Sleep Deprivation. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain. Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.Air Pollution.. bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.High Sugar consumption.2. lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage. leading to a decrease in mental power. Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain..

8. 5. . 4.Skipping breakfast.Not urinating in the morning. except if the body is very fit.Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil when frying. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting. additives. 3. do not store.Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver. which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. food colouring.Consuming too much preservatives. 2.The main causes of liver damage. 7.Consuming too much medication.Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.Too much eating. and artificial sweetener. 6. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired. 1.

We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits._._.We should prevent this without necessarily spending more.___ © 2014 Microsoft Terms Privacy & cookies Developers English (United States) . Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to 'schedule.' __.