A heart attack usually occurs suddenly with severe chest pain, when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart. Women are more likely to have a typical symptoms than men.
Heart Attack Symptoms:
- → Tightness or pain in the chest, neck, back or arms
- → Pain in the upper abdomen
- → Nausea
- → Fatigue
- → Dizziness
- → Cold Sweat
A heart attack occurs when a coronary artery becomes blocked or narrows so much that blood flow stops. A Coronary artery is an artery that supplies blood to the heart muscle.
Blockage in a coronary artery can happen if a blood clot stops blood flow and it will also happen it too much cholesterol plaque builds up in the artery.
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Blockages can be find with the following investigations Heart Checkup (TMT, 2D Echo, ECG), CT Coronary Angiogram or Cath Angiogram. And If blockage per present, treating the blockage responsible for a heart attack usually involves either coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or Angioplasty with a stent.
After the treatment patient need to follow the medications as per the cardiology doctor suggestion.
- → Stop Smoking
- → Maintaining a healthy weight
- → Getting your cholesterol and blood pressure levels into a healthy range.
- → Limiting your alcohol intake
- → Doing regular exercise