Since heart disease is a major cause of mortality in Spain and the rest of the world, it is important to be informed about the symptoms and causes of a heart attack to prevent or take action necessary for their care.
What is a heart attack?
Infarction occurs when a clot blocks the flow of blood through the arteries to the heart, causing not get oxygen and heart cells die.
Hypertension is one of the major risk factors for a heart attack, so it is also important to follow the advice of the cardiologist for good cardiovascular health and, if necessary, resort to the cardiovascular surgeon to treat the disorder or illness.
What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
Although the first symptom of a heart attack is usually chest pain and numbness of the left arm, there are others that should not be ignored:
- excessive sweating
- Fatigue and breathing difficulties
- Rapid heart rate
- Indigestion, nausea and vomiting
If a person has one or more symptoms of the above, you must go to the hospital immediately. It is also important to note that the longer it takes to address a heart attack, will further damage the heart.