Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart attack symptoms ignore them at your peril

Heart Attack SymptomsA person experiences  heart attack symptoms when the blood supply to a part of the is stopped or reduced to a mere trickle.  This is usually caused by an abnormal build up of plaque inside the walls of the arteries.

Oxygen is transported around the body in blood, when the heart is deprived blood flow and (oxygen), the heart muscle can be damaged permanently.  The dying of this muscle is what is known as a Heart Attack.

Heart attacks are a leading cause of death in both men and women worldwide. Fortunately, advancements in medical science has ensured that we have a fighting chance when it comes to dealing with such medical emergencies. Having said that all our advancements in treatment are no practical use at all if we don’t react quickly when someone presents with Heart Attack Symptoms. The most critical time is the hour following the heart attack. Within this that hour it is vital that heart activity to normalized workload is reduced and blood flow restored where possible. Chest pain is one of the primary indicators of a heart attack for men whereas women can have chest pain but can also present with weakness, indigestion and pain readiating up to the jaw.


1.  Severe tightness or central chest pain that lasts for more than a couple of minutes.
2. Any kind of discomfort/pain radiating to the neck, shoulders, arms and jaws.
3. Intermittent pain in the chest radiating towards the shoulder, teeth, the back or even the jaw area that refuses to go away. T
4. Excessive and non-stop sweating.
5. Difficulty in breathing. This sign is often ignored, especially by asthma patients.
6. Vomiting.
7. Sudden fainting for no reason.
8. Indigestion.
9. Excessive weakness and tiredness. (This may happen all the time. Mainly because the heart does not get the oxygen it needs).
10. Irregular, weak pulse which could be very slow or very rapid .
11. Having a feeling of anxiety all the time.

The role of adrenalin

It has been observed from studies that more heart attacks occur in the morning than any other time, an “alarming” statistic for all of us who start each day leaping out of bed to meet the often overwhelming demands of family, career, and community. Consider how the average Person wakes up: loud alarm clock, music or shrill radio voices startle and shock the body awake, the heart races, muscles contract, and adrenaline floods the system. This is the time when the body releases the maximum amount of adrenaline which can have a devastating effect on a struggling or damaged heart.

The only way to reduce the risk of having a heart attack is by having healthy lifestyle, eating healthy and taking regular exercise.  By doing this you reduce the chances of having a heart attack and will not end up suffering any of the heart attack symptoms outlined in this article


Control on the diet is absolutely important. Along with this, exercise in order to keep good health and reduce the risk of heart diseases.


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