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Heart attack is a medical condition which is caused mainly due to damage to the muscles of the heart. This is also known as ‘myocardial infarction’ (MI) and is the result when the heart muscles are deprived of their blood supply for a long period of time. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Warning Signs of a Heart Attack


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Heart Attack
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What is Heart Attack?
Heart attack is a medical condition which is
caused mainly due to damage to the muscles of the
heart. This is also known as myocardial
infarction (MI) and is the result when the heart
muscles are deprived of their blood supply for a
long period of time.
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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack?
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Chest discomfort
This is the most common sign of a heart
attack. In case of a blocked artery in the chest,
or while having a heart attack, the person feels
intense stabbing pain in the chest followed with
a pressurizing sensation.
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Nausea/Heartburn
The person will commonly experience stomach
pain, heartburn, indigestion or nausea during a
heart attack..
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Radiating pain
The feeling of pain in the left arm which
radiates down the body on that side.
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Dizziness
Sudden onset of a spell of dizziness or
fainting along with shortness of breath and chest
discomfort are also signs of a heart attack.
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Facial pain
The patient may also experience pressure in
the center of the chest that can be felt
spreading upwards to the throat and the jaw.
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Fatigue
Sudden tiredness after performing a common
physical activity, such as climbing stairs,
carrying groceries, etc may also indicate towards
the beginning of a heart attack.
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Snoring
Unusually loud and persistent snoring, which
tends to sound like choking/gasping, may also
indicate towards the development of a heart
attack in a person.
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How are Heart Attacks treated?
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Medications
Medications are designed to improve the
functioning of the heart and to lessen the work
load from it as well as helping to widen the
blood vessels.
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Surgery
Surgical treatment for heart attack is usually
required in most severe cases or when there is
extensive damage to the heart.
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