CORONARY BLOCKAGES AND HEART ATTACK: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE – SYMPTOMS CAUSED BY CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE – EMERGENCY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK

Not all of the signs and symptoms mentioned below are present in all cases of heart attack, and some people do not have any symptoms. The more symptoms you have, the higher the likelihood that you are having a heart attack. Get help if you have any combination of these symptoms:
Intense, prolonged chest pain (often a feeling of heavy pressure)
Pain radiating from the chest to the left shoulder and arm, back, and even jaw
Prolonged pain in the upper abdomen
Shortness of breath
Fainting
Nausea, vomiting, intense sweating
Frequent angina attacks that are not caused by exertion
People sometimes think back and realize that they did have a few signs that things were not quite right before they had their heart attack. A spouse or co-worker will often say the person looked older, paler, exhausted, or depressed before the heart attack. Unfortunately, only about one-third of people with these symptoms consult their doctor.
If you think you or someone you are with is having a heart attack, find medical attention immediately. Fifteen percent of heart attack victims die suddenly within the first hour of symptoms. Sudden death can even be the first symptom of a heart attack. If you are with someone who stops breathing, begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately. After a person stops breathing, he or she can live only a few minutes without CPR. This limited time emphasizes the need for everyone to have training in CPR.
Thousands of people die each year because they did not seek medical help in time. Don’t worry about confusing a heart attack with indigestion or something else. Get immediate help. It may save your life.
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CORONARY BLOCKAGES AND HEART ATTACK: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE – SYMPTOMS CAUSED BY CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE – EMERGENCY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACKNot all of the signs and symptoms mentioned below are present in all cases of heart attack, and some people do not have any symptoms. The more symptoms you have, the higher the likelihood that you are having a heart attack. Get help if you have any combination of these symptoms:Intense, prolonged chest pain (often a feeling of heavy pressure)Pain radiating from the chest to the left shoulder and arm, back, and even jawProlonged pain in the upper abdomenShortness of breathFaintingNausea, vomiting, intense sweating Frequent angina attacks that are not caused by exertionPeople sometimes think back and realize that they did have a few signs that things were not quite right before they had their heart attack. A spouse or co-worker will often say the person looked older, paler, exhausted, or depressed before the heart attack. Unfortunately, only about one-third of people with these symptoms consult their doctor.If you think you or someone you are with is having a heart attack, find medical attention immediately. Fifteen percent of heart attack victims die suddenly within the first hour of symptoms. Sudden death can even be the first symptom of a heart attack. If you are with someone who stops breathing, begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately. After a person stops breathing, he or she can live only a few minutes without CPR. This limited time emphasizes the need for everyone to have training in CPR.Thousands of people die each year because they did not seek medical help in time. Don’t worry about confusing a heart attack with indigestion or something else. Get immediate help. It may save your life.*159\252\8*

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