5 symptoms of heart attack




Nobody prays to have heart attack because is a very deadly sickness. Heart attack is not an sickness for only the rich but an illness that could affect anyone, young, old, rich or poor.

Like other sicknesses it has it own symptoms. Knowing the symptoms and ability to detect it early can help people to treat it early and reverse it.

The following are the five major signs or symptoms of heart attack.

5 symptoms of heart attack:

1. A dull pain, ache or "heavy" feeling in the chest

2. Mild discomfort in the chest that makes you feel generally unwell,

3. Pain that spreads to the back, arm or stomach pain that feels bad,

4. Indigestion and

5. Feeling light-headed or dizzy.


Additional information:

Read the report from BBC news after the cut on how a blood test can more than halve the number of people admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.....

The doctors say the rapid test, which looks for a chemical in the blood, would reduce stress for patients, save money and while hospital wards will also benefit because it will ease pressure on the wards.

Trials on 6,304 people, published in the Lancet medical journal, suggested it was 99.6%
accurate.



The British Heart Foundation said the test would produce faster answers without affecting
patient safety.

About one million people attend
A&E departments in the UK with
chest pain, only for most of them
to be sent home after a sometimes lengthy and anxious stay.

They have levels of troponin, a chemical released by damaged
heart muscle, tested when they are admitted and again 12 hours later.


The new test also looks for troponin, but can detect much
lower levels and needs to be done only once. So those given
the all-clear can go straight home.


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