Saturday, July 13, 2013

Health_Sign and Symptoms of Chest Pain or Heart Attack

Symptoms and signs of heart attack may include the following:
Chest pain or discomfort that is crushing, like a heavy weight; or squeezing, like a tight band around the chest; or an ache in the center of the chest. The pain may radiate to the neck, jaw, shoulders, arms (especially the left arm), back, abdomen, face or teeth. The pain is persistent (longer than 15 minutes), and does not ease with rest. The pain is sometimes mistaken for indigestion. Note that in some cases, heart attacks are painless.

Profuse sweating

Difficulty breathing

Feeling dizzy or light-headed

Nausea

Pale, clammy skin

The pulse may be fast or irregular.

The person may suddenly collapse and lose consciousness

First aid for heart attack!!!!!!!!! !!!

Encourage the person to sit still, with knees bent to ease strain on the heart.

Talk to him calmly and reassuringly, and loosen any tight clothing.

Monitor any changes in condit


The Person/patient should take his/her prescribed medication as needed  by the physcian for chest pain if he has any.

Note: This is only also a suggested medication as should be prescribed to the patient by the physician since not everyone can take aspirin due to restricted reasons such allergy......The person should take one aspirin with water (Unless he is allergic to or unable to take aspirin). Aspirin helps to prevent blood clotting.


Call the doctor or bring the patient to the hospital. 



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How to Recognize a Heart Attack


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How to Recognize a Heart Attack

>Heed the first warning signs of discomfort or pain in the chest. This is "the holy grail of symptoms." It might feel as if an elephant is sitting on your chest, or possibly a squeezing or fullness in the center of the chest.
>Remember that pain in other parts of the upper body may signal a heart attack. This might include the arms (particularly the left arm), jaw, back, shoulders, neck or stomach. It may feel less like pain and more like discomfort.
>Recognize that being short of breath after physical activity is normal, but if shortness of breath occurs after walking a block or two, climbing a flight of stairs or even lying in bed, see your doctor immediately. This symptom might present before you feel any chest pain.
>Watch out for nausea, lightheartedness or cold sweats. Feelings of anxiety or nervousness may accompany these symptoms.
>Take note of any increased heart rate. That, coupled with any of the symptoms described above, may indicate an impending heart attack. Some heart attack sufferers even experience feelings of impending doom.

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For daily updates on interesting facts,>Heed the first warning signs of discomfort or pain in the chest. This is "the holy grail of symptoms." It might feel as if an elephant is sitting on your chest, or possibly a squeezing or fullness in the center of the chest.
>Remember that pain in other parts of the upper body may signal a heart attack. This might include the arms (particularly the left arm), jaw, back, shoulders, neck or stomach. It may feel less like pain and more like discomfort.
>Recognize that being short of breath after physical activity is normal, but if shortness of breath occurs after walking a block or two, climbing a flight of stairs or even lying in bed, see your doctor immediately. This symptom might present before you feel any chest pain.
>Watch out for nausea, lightheartedness or cold sweats. Feelings of anxiety or nervousness may accompany these symptoms.
>Take note of any increased heart rate. That, coupled with any of the symptoms described above, may indicate an impending heart attack. Some heart attack sufferers even experience feelings of impending doom.

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Call the doctor or bring the patient to the hospital!
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