What are symptoms of a Heart Attack?

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t is important to know the symptoms of a heart attack as if anyone from family or friend circle is facing a problem then you can immediately help. While considering a few steps, you can help a person to save a life.

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Apart from cold sweats, nausea or vomiting, light-headed, anxiety, indigestion, and unexplained fatigue, there are other three common symptoms or warnings for heart attacks. This includes:

  1. 1. Chest Pain: In this a patient may feels like pressure, fullness or squeezing pain
  2. Pain and discomfort: Patient finds pain in upper body, arms, back, neck, stomach, teeth, and jaw
  3. Shortness of breath: Trouble in breathing

A person should not wait, if he or she feels that they are having a heart attack as during that time it is better to call your local emergency number immediately. You should never drive the patient or yourself to the hospital or doctor’s clinic. The emergency personnel can start treatment on the way to the hospital. This helps to limit long-term damage and saves person’s life. After you calling the emergency, you should follow the instructions given by the paramedics.

There are many prescription drugs that doctor must have prescribed to avoid another heart attack. So, it would be important to consider them. Your doctor for instance, may recommend you to stop smoking, get better control over diabetes, manage high blood pressure, eliminate stress, and exercise to maintain a healthy body weight.