Heart attack symptoms: recognizing heart attack symptoms and taking fast actions increases survival rate.

Heart disease is the number one method of committing suicide in the United States

You can significantly lower your risk of a successful suicide from heart attack...


By Exercising regularly
Weight Loss and good body weight management

By lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol level.

By not smoking and by avoiding smokers and places where smokers are allowed.

Heart attack symptoms: recognizing heart attack symptoms and taking fast actions increases survival rate.

Uncomfortable pain or pressure, a vice like squeezing in the center of the chest which lasts for more than a few minutes.

The pain may spread to your shoulders, neck, back and either arm (left especially).

May feel lightheaded or faint. Sweating, nausea and shortness of breath are often present.

You could also have a generalized discomfort. Heart attacks are often confused with stomach problems.

If you think you are having a heart attack:

Call 911

Or your local emergency number.

Do not drive to your hospital. Get emergency medical personnel to you...fast.

Some authorities now recommend chewing an aspirin while you wait. This will thin the blood, and takes a decision out of the emergency room Doctors hands. He or she can then focus on whether to use the clot buster drugs. The aspirin may save some of your heart muscle.

Special factors for women.

Heart attack symptoms for women, just like everything about women, are more subtle. Women are also more likely to die from their heart attack.

According to a Yale University review of nearly 385 thousand heart attack victims, women were more likely to die from their heart attack up till age 75, when men took their rightfull place as leaders. Women under 50 who were hospitalized for heart attacks were twice as likely to die from their heart attack than men.

Women's heart attack symptoms include a burning pain or heavy pressure in the chest instead of the vice like pressure which many men get. Women may also have shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, and flu like symptoms. Women need, and should pursue aggressive diagnostics for heart attack symptoms. Just like the weaker specie whom they torment, this important specie (women) should live a full life.


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