Heart attacks are very tricky as the heart attack symptoms could be similar to other symptoms that represent fatigue, severe indigestion or shortness of breath. Symptoms of heart attack can be mild or intense and might be slow or sudden. Some people have heart attacks with no pain at all. The factors that can more people more vulnerable to heart attacks than others are diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, high alcohol consumption, age and heredity. Diabetic people are more exposed to have heart attacks without any symptoms at all.
There are many symptoms that can point to heart attack, the most common are:
- Fast or irregular pulse is a sign of heart attacks if it is frequent or accompanied with dizziness, weakness or fatigue.
- Sweating cold sweat in times that person is not making efforts.
- Anxiety, trouble sleeping and fearing death.
- Fatigue or weakness without doing a big effort can be a sign for heart attack.
- Coughing persistently can be a sign for a heart you should not ignore.
- Dizziness can be caused by heart attacks.
- Disturbance in the breath that sometimes can be mistakenly diagnosed as asthmas can be a symptom of heart failure or heart attack.
- The swelling in the abdomen or swelling of the feet, legs or ankles can be caused due to heart attacks.
- Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite or indigestion can happen before a mild heart attack would start.
- Pain starts in the chest then spread in different places of the body as neck, back, throat, jaw, teeth, abdomen one or the two shoulders or arms.
In case of the happening of a heart attack, you should follow your doctors directives if you are a patient with heart problems, if not a couple of aspirins can help till the patient is transferred to a hospital which has to be immediately. Knowing CPR can help you save persons having heart attacks.