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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

Causes:

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.

Treatment:

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.

Prevention:

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
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