A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked, usually by a blood clot. This can damage or destroy part of the heart muscle.

The most common symptom of a heart attack is chest pain or discomfort.

Symptoms of a heart attack

The pain may feel like pressure, squeezing, or fullness in the chest.

Symptoms of a heart attack

 It may spread to the shoulders, neck, jaw, back, or arms.

Symptoms of a heart attack

#Shortness of breath #Nausea or vomiting #Lightheadedness or #dizziness #Sweating #Unexplained fatigue

Symptoms of a heart attack

#High blood pressure #High cholesterol #Smoking #Diabetes #Obesity #Family history of heart disease

Some of the risk factors for heart attack include:

#Medications to dissolve blood clots #Angioplasty and stenting #Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) 

Goal of treatment for heart attack

#Eating a healthy diet #Exercising regularly #Maintaining a healthy weight #Managing high blood pressure and cholesterol # Quitting smoking

Preventing heart attack

Heart attack is the leading cause of death in women, but many women don't realize they're at risk.

The most important thing is to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. If you think you're having a heart attack, call Mediacal Help immediately. Every minute counts.