How do you know if you're having a heart attack?

Written by: Dr. Pedro Alados Arboledas
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Pedro Alados Arboledas
Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Alados Grove is a renowned cardiac surgeon who has over 20 years of experience. A graduate of the University of Granada, is currently optional specialist area of ​​Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Reina Sofía and member of the Group Cardiocor team, both in Cordoba. In addition, it is Optional Area Specialist in Cardiovascular Surgery Clinical Management Unit of Cardiovascular Surgery of the Junta de Andalucía.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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