All you need to know what to do in a heart attack. You need to know the early symptoms and immediately contact the doctor, or one of your own and to go urgently to the emergency department of your nearest hospital.
Take seriously every symptom that falls into those of a heart attack and immediately call the 166. Don’t ever think â€œit’s transientâ€ and that â€œit will passâ€!
According to the American College of Physicians in the Er (American College of Emergency Physicians – ACEP), the most common symptoms of a heart attack are:
Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, or pain in the center of the chest, which lasts more than a few minutes, or does it feel like to â€œcomes and goesâ€.
Pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck, jaw, arms and back,
Chest discomfort with dizziness, fainting, sweating, nausea and shortness of breath
Some less common symptoms include:
Unusual pain in the chest, stomach, or abdomen
Nausea, or dizziness
Shortness of breath and general difficulty breathing
Unexplained anxiety, weakness or fatigue
Feeling Ï„Î±Ï‡Ï…Ï€Î±Î»Î¼Î¯Î±Ï‚, cold sweat, or paleness in the face
Heart attack: it Is one of the main causes of death
The American Heart Association (American Heart Association – AHA) supports that, in men and women, the most common symptom of a heart attack is chest pain and discomfort. But women are more likely to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and pain in the back, or the jaw.
The president of ACEP, dr. Becky Parker, says: â€œpatients should never make a diagnosis to themselves. Often it takes a whole team of medical experts and various tests to obtain a secure diagnosis of the specific causes of chest pain. If, indeed, it is a problem with the heart, then and the slightest delay may prove fatalâ€.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, reaching about 610.000 deaths (1 in 4 deaths) a year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the country. From 735.000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year, about two-thirds of them gets it for the first time. But only 27% of the people has to be aware of all of the basic symptoms and how to react, according to the CDC.