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Symptoms of a heart attack are important to recognize

There are distinct symptoms of a heart attack to look out for

Recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack are crucial for effective care and treatment in such an emergency. The experience varies, with symptoms of a heart attack affecting each individual differently. With the degree of symptoms differing from one individual to another, it is easy to see how these symptoms are often misinterpreted as heartburn or indigestion.

Symptoms of a heart attack
Symptoms of a heart attack

Some common symptoms of a heart attack include discomfort in the chest, shoulder, arm, back or jaw, the feeling of heaviness and pressure in the chest, shortness of breath, nausea, sweats, heart palpitations and anxiety. Many risk factors for heart disease are controllable, though some are not. It is possible to reduce the risk factors for heart disease by making serious lifestyle changes.

These symptoms of a heart attack can feel like a squeezing or heavy pressure on the chest, a tight band around the chest, having something heavy sitting on top of your chest, or a bad case of indigestion.

Often symptoms of indigestion are apparent in those experiencing pre-heart attack warnings. Other symptoms of a heart attack include pressure, fullness and increasing pain in the chest, as well as the combination of one or more symptoms.

One of the most common symptoms of a heart attack is angina (pain in the chest). Many of these symptoms of a heart attack will fade away and then return, making it hard to decipher if these are in fact the tell tale signs indicating a heart attack.

In the event that any of these symptoms of a heart attack are occurring to yourself or another call emergency medical services immediately to ensure proper treatment and diagnosis which could save your life.

 






















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