Heart disease and heart attacks are becoming extremely common. While this condition is avoidable, many times a heart attack strikes without any warning signs — making it fatal in some cases. But a patient’s life can be saved if they are treated within the first hour of the attack. That being said, most people often fail to recognise the symptoms of a heart attack and therefore, do not seek medical attention immediately. While the common symptoms of something being wrong with your heart are pain down your left arm, discomfort in the chest region, a feeling of suffocation, breathlessness or even extreme fatigue and dizziness — often a heart attack can present itself in different forms. For instance, acidity or the feeling of gas, pain in the neck, jaw and even little finger may be ignored, but this discomfort could indicate the onset of a heart attack. In this video Dr Mahesh Shah, interventional cardiologist, explains exactly why you should take this common aches and pains more seriously and get immediate treatment. Here are the unusual symptoms of a heart attack and what you can do to get help at the right time.
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Published: November 25, 2015 9:33 am | Updated:November 25, 2015 2:51 pm