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
- 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.
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.
Many of the same strategies that can help to reduce your chances of having a heart attack.
- Stop Smoking
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Getting your cholesterol and blood pressure levels into a healthy range.
- Limiting your alcohol intake
- Doing regular exercise