If you or someone else is suffering from a heart attack – myocardial infarction in medical terminology, will you be able to recognize from the symptoms that there is a life-threatening condition? Will you be able to take the right decision at the right time and minimize the damage to your heart and its muscles?
I know if you are facing heart attack symptoms you will not read this post, but yes, knowledge is always good and keeps your brain ticking. Let us take a “heart attack warning signs quiz” to understand your knowledge in situations when you are confronting a medical emergency. In case of emergency do dial 108 Emergency Ambulance Service which is a 24×7 service in India.
Assess your risk at heart prone diseases by taking – Am I having a “heart attack” quiz? Let us down a quiz and find out how much you know about the symptoms, warning signs of a heart attack!
As portrayed in the movies, do all the heart attacks start with pain in the chest? Ans – Yes or NoNo. Heart attack symptoms warning signs are not limited to mild uneasiness in the chest. But it may also include discomfort in either of neck, jaw or stomach, nausea or vomiting, loud snoring. These warning signs of future heart attack cannot be ignored irrespective of age and gender. But do keep in mind that in some cases heart disease causes no symptoms at all.
Are Dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath heart attack symptoms warning signs? Ans – Yes or NoYes. It is true that common symptoms are Dizziness or light-headedness, nausea, and shortness of breath, but all are not applicable to everyone. Some other symptoms include feeling of an elephant sitting on your chest, a cold sweat, chest “fullness,” but not pain
How long does a heart attack last? Do the symptoms last longer than 15 mins or more? Ans – Yes or NoYes. The patient starts facing any of the warning signs gradually and which last for 15 mins or more depending upon the severity. These symptoms can be intermittent or may last longer. In emergency cases, they do not recede by taking rest or keeping nitroglycerin under the tongue.
What are the first signs of a heart attack in a woman? Do they experience pain resembling indigestion?The warning signs are same as men (Pain in the left arm, back or shoulder blades, Jaw pain and Nausea and vomiting) but they mostly have the tendency to develop an indigestion type pain. heart attack pain in women is ignored because the symptoms are attributed to hot flashes, flu, something they ate or their age
Is there any difference between a heart attack pain and heartburn?You can’t always tell the difference – If the pain persists, please check with the doctor
Am I having a heart attack or anxiety attack? What is the difference?The similarities of symptoms of heart attack pain and anxiety attack overlap and it is really difficult to distinguish the two. Younger patients are more prone to panic attacks than heart attacks
Risk factors of heart disease can include any or all of the reasons- high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, being overweight, lack of exercise, Having a family history of early heart disease, age (55 or older for women)All contribute to the probability of heart disease with the condition that an existing disease will get worse.
Does heart failure mean that the heart has stopped working completely?No. Due to weak heart muscles or inadequate pumping of blood into or by the heart, blood does not get properly circulated throughout the body resulting in a condition called “heart failure”.
Is it possible that long term anxiety or stress can cause chest pain?Both anxiety bouts or stress can affect heart health. They can also impact stroke, high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression, and immune function of the body, aggravate any pre-existing medical condition.
Do all the chest pain give an indication that your heart is at risk?No. Most of the chest pain cases are not related to heart malfunction but it is true that the symptoms of non-cardiac pain cannot be ignored. For eg a pinpoint pain, relief from pain by having antacid, movement of chest, neck, or shoulder causes pain, duration of pain is a few seconds.
Is drinking a moderate amount of alcohol considered safe for your heart?No. Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is not considered safe for your heart It can raise blood pressure and triglyceride levels which contribute towards risk of heart ailments
#LifestyleNewReligion – Heart disease is preventable 80 percent of the times through lifestyle changes which include regular exercise, good nutrition and putting an end to unhealthy habits like smoking. In the exercise, it is suggested that at least 150 minutes of physical activity weekly which will exercise muscles. This can include any like Walking, cycling, dancing or swimming or even aerobic exercises. Nutrition should include a balanced proportion of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish and nuts, and limiting the intake of starchy, sugary foods and beverages.
- Call Emergency Ambulance @108
- Chew and swallow with water one regular full-strength aspirin as soon as possible. The aspirin will prevent further blood clotting.
- Every spent second is critical – Every second spent without treatment increases the risk of damage to your heart muscle