Heart Attack Symptoms

Post a heart attack, your heart muscles weaken and are unable to pump to it’s full potential. Recovery time for a heart attack is close to about eight weeks. Although the wound does heal, that area of the heart wont is unable to contract. This basically indicates that experiencing a heart attack is not only life threatening but also permanent damage.

So how do you prevent heart attacks? You be aware of the signs and symptoms of heart attacks. If you are aware of the heart attack symptoms you could help prevent worsening the situation.

Symptoms of Heart Attacks 
  • Breathing causes pain or discomfort in the chest area. Feeling of pressure or heaviness on the chest or arm area near the chest.
  • Back, jaw, throat or arm pain or unexplainable discomfort.
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion or feeling choked
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sweating or light headedness
  • Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
  • Fatigue or anxiety
  • Irregular heartbeats
How do you ensure the patient is experiencing heart attack symptoms? Most of these symptoms of heart attacks would last close to 30 minutes. During this period ensure the patient is taken to the nearest hospital.

The only time the heart attack symptoms would not be felt is during a silent heart attack. These are common with people with diabetes.

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