Heart attacks are quite common nowadays. It is the result of inadequate blood flow to the heart muscles, which results in ischemia of the particular part of the organ. An interruption in the blood flow mostly occurs as a result of ‘Atherosclerosis‘, a condition in which cholesterol plaques form an obstructive body in the vessel, preventing the blood from reaching the heart.
Fortunately, the management regimen for a patient with a heart attack has improved so much so that mortality has been reduced by half. Moreover, preventive procedures such as an arterial bypass, so as to avoid further such incidences in future have controlled this morbidity to some extent.
However, one must be completely aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, especially if they are at risk of it. Old age, a sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol levels, and a positive family history are some factors that make a person prone to the possibility of having a heart attack at some point in their lives.
In the following article are mentioned a few important symptoms which indicate the probability of the presence of a heart attack. In case you find anyone with these symptoms, may it be even yourself, do not delay in calling 9-1-1 immediately.