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Early Signs of Heart Attack

Some people regularly assume that a heart attack is common, to what they would see in a movie, ie; the hard clenching of the chest and the quick fall to the ground! However, more commonly, the most common early signs of heart attack can be quite different.

Plus they do tend to vary between men and women. It is very commonly known for men to feel the onset, experiencing a harsh pain within the centre of the chest, which can last up to a few minutes before going away and returning. In this instance, it is important to sit down or lie down, which ever is more comfortable. Call the emergency services immediately and take any prescribed, necessary, medication. For women, it seems to be much more common, the early onset signs of a heart attack can reveal itself with pain felt in the back,

jaw, neck and arms. Before a chest pain is felt, if at all.

The first hour surrounding a heart attack is known as the 'Golden Hour' as this time can make all the difference to a heart attacks result on an individual. Getting help for a heart attack within the first hour greatly improves the chance of an individuals survival. Early signs of an attack can be similar to digestive, or less serious conditions. Never the less, it should still be checked out. Only the latest medical tests can truly determine if a heart attack is actually in progress, before it might be too late. Early signs of an attack can vary from person to person. Typical early signs can be similar to Angina, but much more severe and longer lasting. The pain usually experienced is squeezing or burning or harsh pressure in the middle of the chest. This pain may also travel up to the neck, jaw, or shoulder or down the arm and into the back.

There are other symptoms such as sweating, weakness, and shortness of breath. If chest pain lasts longer than 15 minutes, seek medical attention. A heart attack can cause a slight sensation which feels similar to indigestion, giving a sick, aching feeling high in the middle of the abdomen, causing a feeling of great weakness, or a sense of fainting. Today, in a modern world, a heart attack can be prevented by noticing the early symptoms and receiving medical help and advice. From your doctor or local hospital. All in all, despite the variations, all symptoms do have a reason. Taking note of the early signs of heart attack could enable you to save someone else's life. Not just your own! Giving the somebody, somewhere, the chance to enjoy life, to the fullest.


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