Heart attack results from the interruption of blood supply to a part of the heart, causing heart cells to die. Typical symptoms of acute myocardial infarction include:
1. Sudden chest pain (typically radiating to the left arm or left side of the neck)
2. Shortness of breath
3. Nausea and vomiting
5. Sweating and anxiety (often described as a sense of impending doom).
Women may experience fewer typical symptoms than men, most commonly shortness of breath, weakness, a feeling of indigestion, and fatigue.
Important risk factors are previous cardiovascular disease, older age, tobacco smoking, high blood levels of certain lipids (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides) and low levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, lack of physical activity and obesity, chronic kidney disease, excessive alcohol consumption, the abuse of illicit drugs (such as cocaine and amphetamines), and chronic high stress levels.
Do you have any emergency plan if you have any of the above symptoms?
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