Signs of a heart attack are found weeks before
You may be surprised to know, but the fact is that often your body starts giving signs of a heart attack just weeks before and if you recognize these signs and symptoms then a heart attack which is also known as an acute myocardial infarction can be avoided. Indeed, there are two types of heart attack - sudden and gradual. According to the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, symptoms are already present in about 50 percent of heart attack cases and in about 85 percent of heart attack cases, the heart is damaged within the first 2 hours.
Symptoms of a heart attack in men
According to heart attack statistics, men are at higher risk of heart attack than women. If you smoke, you have high BP, high cholesterol, obesity, then you have a higher risk of heart attack. The symptoms of a heart attack in men are slightly different than in women.
- Severe chest pain, it feels like chest pain is happening. The pain can be persistent and may stop and resume.
- Feel pain or discomfort in the upper body like hands, shoulders, back, throat, jaw or abdomen.
- Irregular or slow heartbeat.
The symptoms of a heart attack are different in every person and not all people have all the symptoms. You understand your body better, so be sure to identify your symptoms and signs.
Symptoms of heart attack in women
In 2003, a study was published in the journal Circulation, which found that when women have a heart attack, most people do not have symptoms of chest pain. Instead, women have excessive and abnormal fatigue, sleep problems and discomfort. Eighty percent of the women included in the study experienced at least one symptom 1 month before the heart attack. Common symptoms of a heart attack in women are:
-Exercise very unusual fatigue that lasts for several days or suddenly feels very tired for no reason.
- Sleep problems
- Headache, dizziness
- Indigestion or abdominal pain
- Pain in the upper back, shoulders or throat
- Acute pain in the jaw
- Feeling severe pain or pressure in the middle of the chest that spreads to the hands
Unfortunately, compared to men, women are less likely to survive a heart attack because they do not take its symptoms and health problems seriously and die due to lack of timely treatment.