Early Signs of Heart Attack

Early Signs of Heart Attack

Heart Attack is also known as myocardial infarction, which is the major problem and it is a number one killer in US.

Heart attack occurs when the blood flow to the heart is blocked, due to a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances, in the form of plaque in the arteries that feed the heart or coronary arteries.

The interrupted blood flow can damage or destroy part of the heart muscle. According to a study 25 % of people have no prior symptoms. Dont ignore the following early signs of heart attack.

Irregular Heart Beat
Irregular heart beat is common once in a while when you are exicited or nervous. But if your heart is beating out of time for more than few seconds then it might be a sign of heart attack

Discomfort in Chest
Discomfort in chest is the most common problem faced by most of the people. The pain in the chest, tightness or pressure in your chest or pinching or burning in your chest are the early signs of heart problem.

Nausea
In some people have nausea or indigestion heart burn and stomach pain. These may be caused due to stomach upset, but dont ignore as sometimes these are the early signs of heart attack.

Pain
Pain in the left side of the body is also one of the early sign of heart attack. The pain starts from the chest and spreads to the whole body mainly in left arm.

Dizyness or Lighthead
Dizyness may be caused due to many reasons like not having enough food or rest. But suddenly if you feel discomfort in chest, shortness of breath and unsteady feeling then it might be a warning sign of heart attack.

Jaw & Throat Pain
Jaw & Throat pain are most common. But if you have a pain starting from chest and if its spreads to your throat or jaw then it could be warning sign of heart attack.

Excessive Sweating & Exhausted
If you get excessive sweat and feel exhausted after doing some thing, climbing stairs or carrying something, which havent you faced before. Then it is the early sign of heart attack.

Swelling
If you have swelling in your legs, feet and ankles then this could be a sign of heart attack. When your heart cannot pump blood fast enough, then the blood backs up in the veins causing swellings.