The heart attack or stroke begins with a failure of the blood and oxygen supply to the heart. It differs from cardiac arrest because it occurs when there are problems in the internal electrical system of the organ. Cardiac arrest can sometimes occur as a consequence of the heart attack.
Not all heart attacks have the same symptoms or the same severity. Symptoms can appear hours, days, or weeks before ; or not to present them and that the first sign is a sudden heart attack. Some people have mild pain while others have more severe pain. However, the more signs and symptoms the patient has, the greater the chance of having a heart attack.
Heart attack symptoms
- Tightness, pressure, and pain in the chest or arms, which can spread to the neck, jaw, or back.
- Bad stomach which includes nausea, burning, indigestion or abdominal pain.
- Fatigue and cold sweat
- Shortness of breath.
- Lightheadedness or dizziness sudden.
I think I am having a heart attack, what should I do?
Call 112 or the local emergency number if you think someone or yourself is having a heart attack.
On average, a person with symptoms waits 3 hours before asking for help. Many patients die before reaching the hospital.
Can we prevent a heart attack?
En Spain More than 50.000 people die each year from acute myocardial infarction and some 70.000 have a coronary stent implanted, a device that is implanted after suffering an acute heart attack.
Does your cardiovascular health matter to you?
Red Canaria Laboratorios has a study for the Cardiovascular Risk Prevention It will help prevent heart attacks among other cardiovascular diseases.