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Title: What causes a sudden heart attack?

What causes a sudden heart attack?
Reasons for Heart Attack
  • A heart attack happens when blood flow to the
    heart stops or slows down. This usually occurs
    because of a blockage in the arteries leading to
    the heart. The symptoms include chest pain,
    shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, dizziness,
    and fainting.
  • Heart attacks are common and often deadly. They
    affect men more than women, and older adults more
    than younger ones. In fact, they account for
    nearly half of deaths from cardiovascular
  • There are several risk factors associated with
    heart attacks. These include high cholesterol
    levels, smoking, diabetes, obesity, lack of
    exercise, stress, and family history. If you
    experience any of these symptoms, seek medical
    attention immediately.

Major Symptoms of a Heart Attack!
  • 1. Chest Pain
  • Chest pain is one of the first symptoms that you
    may experience if you are having a heart attack.
    If you have chest pain, you should immediately
    check with heart specialist
  • 2. Shortness of Breath
  • Shortness of breath can occur at any time, but
    it is often associated with heart attacks. If you
    feel shortness of breath, you should sit down and
    rest until your breathing returns to normal.
  • 3. Nausea Vomiting
  • Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of a
    heart attack. You may experience nausea and/or
    vomiting if you have a heart attack.

Major Causes for Heart Attack
  • 1. High Blood Pressure
  • High blood pressure can cause heart attacks and
    strokes. This condition can be caused by high
    cholesterol levels, obesity, diabetes, smoking,
    stress, lack of exercise, and genetics.
  • 2. Smoking
  • Smoking causes damage to arteries and increases
    the risk of having a heart attack. If you smoke
    cigarettes, you are increasing your chances of
    developing cardiovascular disease.
  • 3. Obesity
  • Obesity is associated with many health problems
    including heart disease. Being overweight puts
    extra strain on the heart and other organs.

Treatment Options for Heart Attack
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty, Laser
  • Artificial heart valve surgery
  • Atherectomy
  • Bypass surgery
  • Cardiomyoplasty
  • Heart transplant
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Stent procedure
  • Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)

Preventive Tips for Heart Attack
  • Heart attacks can happen at any time. The good
    news is that they can be prevented.
  • 1. Eat fish at least twice a week
  • Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids that help
    lower cholesterol levels. A study published in
    the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed
    that people who ate two servings of fish per week
    had less than half the risk of coronary artery
    disease compared to those who didn't eat any
  • 2. Get seven to nine hours of sleep each night
  • Sleep deprivation can increase your risk of
    cardiovascular disease. In addition, insufficient
    sleep has been linked to higher blood pressure,
    obesity, diabetes, depression, and anxiety. Try
    going to bed earlier and getting 7-9 hours of
    restful sleep each night.
  • 3. Keep stress under control
  • Stress can raise cortisol levels in the body,
    increasing blood pressure and causing
    inflammation throughout the body. If you're
    feeling stressed out, try taking deep breaths and
    doing some yoga to relax.

  • Any questions?
  • You can find us at
  • www.sriramakrishnahospital.com
  • info_at_sriramakrishnahospital.com
  • 91 7970 108 108
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