Strong pressure in the chest is the most common symptom of a heart attack, and it terrifies everyone. However, not many people know that a third of all patients who have suffered a heart attack did not feel pressure in their chest at all.
If you manage to recognize the signals your body sends you, you would get 2 extra hours.
Some heart attacks are sudden and strong, while others start off slowly, with a mild pain and discomfort.
Usually people are not aware of what is happening to them, so they postpone the visit to their doctor.
Discomfort in chest
Most cases of heart attack involve pain and discomfort in the chest. This lasts for several minutes or reoccurs several times. The symptoms include huge pressure and pain.
Discomfort in the upper part of the body
Pain and discomfort may appear in one (usually the left) or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach. Pain in the back or jar is more common in women.
This sign may occur alone or along with some sort of discomfort in the chest. In moments like this, you should wonder if there is any real reason for this. If you cannot answer your question, do not hesitate and visit your doctor immediately.
Cold sweat is a clear indicator that something is wrong. Do not put your life at a risk, and call an ambulance.
Nausea and dizziness
Common symptoms accompanied with unexplainable fatigue should tell you that something wrong is happening in your body. Something is definitely happening, so you better call your doctor.
In case your feet joints are too swollen, you probably have problem with
fluid retention in the body, which can be an early sign of heart
disease. It occurs when your heart does not pump strongly enough, and as
a result of that, the blood does not purify the toxic elements from the
tissues. This condition is called edema, and usually occurs in the
feet, toes, arms and legs.
Irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, is a feeling when your heart beats too fast, pounding too hard or even skips a beat.
Consider calling an ambulance instead of driving yourself. The emergency team will arrive much faster, and you will get some help sooner than you think.