Guide To Common Heart Attack Conditions, Symptoms
A heart attack usually takes place when there is any blockage in the flow of blood directed to your heart, effectively depriving the heart of oxygen. In a WHO report of 2005, it was stated that the mortality rates due to heart attack are going substantially high but after some research one can see that this isn’t the case for developing nations. In the past two decades, cases of heart attacks have increased exponentially in India and the concerning fact is that the age of the person having a heart attack has also gone down drastically.
It is said that the reason for the rise in Coronary heart diseases is due to the prevalence of risk factors that have become ever so prevalent in our daily lives. Diabetes. Hypertension, smoking, obesity and physical inactivity are some things that one cannot disassociate from the new normal way of life. Due to these risk factors, it was suggested that the risk of heart attacks would be higher in people from the higher strata of the society but longterm studies suggest that it might be just the opposite of that. Heart attacks are more prevalent in urban areas as compared to their rural counterparts.
Symptoms of a Heart Attack
- Discomfort, pain, pressure, heaviness, squeezing in your chest or the arm below your breast bone
- Indigestion or feeling full up too your jaw or throat
- Sweating profusely, vomiting and dizziness
Fast and uneven heartbeat
Symptoms can vary from person to person and immediate medical care is needed if you experience any of the above symptoms. Go to the emergency section of the hospital for immediate heart attack treatment.
Causes of a Heart Attack
The heart needs a constant supply of blood that is rich in oxygen. The coronary artery gets the heart this blood supply and when the arteries for some reason get blocked they are not able to get the blood to the heart. Finally, when the supply is blocked you have a heart attack.
Fat, proteins, calcium or even inflammatory cells can build up in the arteries and form plaques. These plaques usually are hard on the outside and soft on the inside. So when these plaque rupture platelets come and form a clot around it. Usually, this means that there is a clot in the artery and blood flow is hindered. As the heart is now devoid of any oxygen-rich blood supply the muscles die causing permanent damage. This is the reason even if one survives a heart attack they need to take proper care of themselves after the attack as they are now even more susceptible to this.
Max Healthcare is committed to providing the best heart attack treatment that is available in the country. With our world-class infrastructure and highly qualified team of doctors will help you in the case of a heart problem and will also suggest a very good follow up routine that would minimize the risk of having another heart attack.