A heart attack happens when something blocks the blood flow to your heart, so the heart cannot get the oxygen it needs.
The reduced or blocked flow of blood can be due to a build-up of fat or cholesterol and other substance in the heart arteries, and these fats and cholesterol contain deposits called plaques.
Whenever a heart attack occurs, immediate treatment is needed to avoid death.
Not all heart attacks do show signs before people experience it, however, a good number of heart attacks give people signs before it becomes a full-blown heart attack.
Here are certain signs one could experience before having a heart attack.
• Cold Sweat
• Chest pain or discomfort that may feel like tightness, squeezing, or aching.
• Fast or uneven heartbeat.
• Change in body Color
Even though a heart attack can happen to anyone, there are risk factors to experiencing a heart attack.
- Age: 45 and above
- Smoking: Secondhand some or long-term smoking
- Family history of heart attack
- Lack of physical activities or exercise
- Unhealthy diet
- Illegal drug use
Regular checkups will prevent you from having a heart attack that will lead to death.
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