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One month before a heart attack, your body will warn you

The medical term for a heart attack is 'acute myocardial infarction' (AMI)
What is a heart attack? A heart attack is a congestive heart failure and a cardiovascular disease which causes pains. A heart attack occurs when an artery of the heart (coronary artery) is suddenly closed or blocked by a blood clot. Because a heart attack is a cardiovascular disease some may ask, what is a cardiovascular disease?. "This is a disease involving the heart or blood vessels". When the flow of blood to the heart is suddenly cut off this is also a heart attack and can lead to arrhythmia. When this happens, the heart muscle lacks oxygen rich blood. Heart attack is a medical emergency especially when it is a chronic heart failure.
There are five signs your body displays one month before a heart attack, they are equally known as heart attack symptoms. Although there is a silent heart attacks, the angina symptoms are:

1.) Pressure and pain in the chest: Chest pain is an annoying pain that comes as a shock to its victim sometimes this might be a mild heart attack. This is one of the main indicators of heart attack. Do you know any organ  or tissue in your chest can be the source of pain, these organs include your heart (primary cause), lungs, tendons or nerves. At times the pain feels heavy, lasts longer than 20 minutes.

2.) Breath shortness: The heart and the lungs always function together, in case one of them works improperly, then it will negatively affect the other. When an artery becomes narrow due to blood clot blockage, there is a poor blood flow in the body and the lungs cannot receive the needed blood flow to function adequately.

3.) Dizziness: This is the state of being dizzy or the sensation of instability (according to the English dictionary). By having poor blood flow, you will not have sufficient blood supply to the brain. This makes your brain function inadequately. I guess you now know why people faint.

4.) Constant fatigue: When the arteries are narrow, the blood tends to pump with more vigour leading to over stressing of the arteries which in turn causes weariness to all part of the body.

5.) General body weakness: If there is arterial narrowing in the body, it can contribute to reduce blood flow. It can also result in weakned muscles and general body weakness.

There are other symptoms of heart attack but the five above are the primary symptoms.

Heart Attack Causes

Having high cholesterol
Lack of exercise
Old age.

There are tests to help diagnose a heart attack which include

1.) Blood test

2.) Electrocardiogram (ECG)

3.) Coronary Angiogram.
If you suffer from a heart attack, you are not alone because there are millions of people suffering this. But we got good news for you, heart attack can be treated.

Heart Attack Treatments

1.) Angioplasty and stent implantation: This is a procedure to open up a blocked coronary artery using a balloon at the point of narrowing.

2.) Heart bypass surgery

3.) Medicines that helps to dissolve a blood clot

4.) Implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD): A small device that is sometimes implanted near the heart to manage abnormal health rhythms

5.) Heart transplant which involves open heart surgery.

There are bad effects of heart attack, so it is advisable we take all preventive measures to avoid it.

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