Dizziness and nausea:
Dizziness and nausea are so familiar that many times they occur without the presence of any pathology. In many cases, they are psychogenic as well. When a portion of heart muscles remains devoid of blood flow, nausea may occur as a ramification of many other events which follow the primary one. Nausea associated with chest pain is a high alarming sign of heart attack. Sometimes, patients may even become so much dizzy that they feel they may pass out at any moment. Allowing these events to persist even for a minute can initiate anxiety in the patient, which shall worsen the condition further. Hence, medical help should be obtained immediately.
Too much fatigue:
Few days before the occurrence of a heart attack, some people may feel drained even after carrying out normal activities. Lifting up light objects would make them gasp heavily, and walking a few steps would make them give up and sit right there at that moment. If a person who is at the risk of having a heart attack experiences such symptoms, you must not delay in getting them help, since extreme fatigue often occurs before an attack.
A pounding heartbeat:
Every single person has experienced a racing heartbeat, as well as a pounding one, which is fairly normal. But in the case of a person at the risk, a pounding or an irregular heart beat is rather a sign to pay attention to their condition. In this case, an immediate ECG must be carried out so that the probability of an attack can be dealt with quite early.
What to do next?
You are the victim yourself, or you are standing next to the victim, in any case, call 9-1-1 immediately. Assure the person that everything shall be handled quickly and that they are going to be fine. Assurance prior to the arrival of medical aid is quite IMPORTANT since the person going through an attack is on the verge of developing anxiety. Anxiety can be illicit ventricular arrhythmia which deteriorates the condition further. Moreover, the person can even go into the state of shock due to extreme fear, since they are already in a state of shock. Hence, it is quite necessary that someone should be by the side of the patient to console them until medical aid arrives.