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  Prevent Yourself From Heart Attack

    Pay Attention To Chest Pain:  Mild chest pain, discomfort in your chest, crushing pain is the most common symptoms of heart attack. The pain may feel like heavy weight on your chest or tightness around the chest. Severe pain or discomfort in the chest usually occurs on the left side or in the centre of the chest with the pain persisting for several minutes it may also recede and then return back.

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    Beware Of Other Symptoms: Chest pain can be accompanied by other symptoms that may be indicating you are experiencing a heart attack. However, more people have a heart attack with little or no chest pain. If you are experiencing the following symptoms particularly if they accompany with chest pain seek medical attention in time.

    • Shortness of breath
    • Feeling sick to your stomach
    • Dizziness or light headedness
    • Anxiety

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    Knowing The Sign Of Heart Attack In Women: The most common sign of heart attack for both men and women is chest pain. However, it might seem different in some cases women may suffer a heart attack with only low chest pains or without experiencing no chest pain at all. Women as well as elderly person or people with diabetes are most likely to experience the following symptoms of heart attack with or without chest pain.

    • Women are likely to experience chest pain that doesn’t conform to what is perceived as sudden, crushing pain of heart attack.
    • Pain in the jaw, neck or back is common signs of heart attack particularly women.
    • Anxiety, a sense of impending doom and unexplained panic attacks are more common symptoms for women. 

     

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    React Quickly To Symptoms: Most heart attacks usually build up slowly rather than sudden strike the victims. Many people may not realize they are experiencing a major medical emergency. If you or anybody you experiences one or more of these sign seeks medical attention immediately.

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    Immediately Medical Attention: About 90% of people who suffer from a heart attack survive it by getting to the hospital alive. Many heart attack brutalities occur because the victims fail to receive swift medical attention and their failure to do so is caused by their own hesitation to act fast.

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    Let People Aware That You Are Suffering From Heart Attack: If you are around family or in public when you believe  you can be suffering from heart attack, let them know should in case your case worsen your life may depend on someone giving you CFR and you may even get effective help if people know what’s going on.

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    Take An Aspirin Or Nitroglycerin: many people may benefit from taking an aspirin at the onset of an attack. You can actually take one tablet immediately and chew it while you wait for emergency personnel to arrive. Likewise, if you have been prescribed nitroglycerin take one tablet at the onset of a heart attack and contact the emergency service.

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    Follow Professional Medical Advice After The Attack: After surviving a heart attack, it is very necessary to follow your doctor advice for better recovery. There is a good chance to be prescribed medication to reduce blood clotting. You may likely take this medication for the rest of your life.

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    Know The Risks Of A Second Heart Attack: If you ever experience heart attack once, you are at the higher risk of a second heart attack, nearly one-third of the attacks in the United States each year happens to be people who have survived a previous attack. The following factors will put you at great risk of a second heart attack:

    • Smoking
    • High cholesterol
    • Diabetes, especially if it’s not controlled properly
    • Obesity

     

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    Make Changes In Your Lifestyle: Medical complication of an unhealthy lifestyle put you at a high risk of a second heart attack. You really need to exercise your body and work out  inactivity, obesity, high cholesterol, blood sugar, stress and smoking all increases the risk and  chance of having the second attack.

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Tips

  • Edit Tips Call an emergency service immediately if you a present when someone suffers from attack
  • Edit Tips Eat healthy foods, get sufficient exercise and avoid smoking at all costs.
  • Edit Tips It’s always a good idea to keep yourself prepared for an attack even when you are not suffering from any heart issues.
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Warnings

  • Edit Warning This articles is a general guide only, it is not intended to replace any professional medical advice.
  • Edit Warning Don’t ignore or downplay any symptoms that may point to attack. The sooner you get the better.

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