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Heart attack symptoms, can be more than a pain in the chest

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February is heart health awareness month, but a startling amount of American adults do not know the warning signs of a heart attack. In Dec. By 2019 the study, 47% of the respondents did not recognize the symptoms, and only 6 percent were ” not familiar with any of the symptoms at all.

And with nearly half of the country’s adult population suffers from some form of heart disease, the researchers say, is that it is necessary for Americans to be educated about the warning signs. Dr. Matthew Tomey, a cardiologist at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, explained to Fox News that is, not all patients are able to experience the same symptoms, which is why it is important to recognize each and every one.

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“Chest pain is the classic symptom of a heart attack, but it is important to realize that different people may experience pain in the chest, in many ways,” Tomey said. “The pain in the chest associated with a heart attack, also known as acute myocardial infarction, and can be felt as pressure, squeezing, heaviness, tightness of the chest, or even as indigestion. Some people have a heart-attack, feel no pain, but the shortness of breath.”

And, as patients are quick to dismiss the above symptoms as part of something else, Tomey warned that “some features”, such as sweating, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, or aura, to the poor the chance to help with the discomfort are signs of an impending heart attack.

“If you think you have had a heart attack, seek immediate medical attention,” Tomey said. “The important treatments for heart attack, including therapies to restore the flow of blood to the heart, it is most effective when it is delivered early in the morning.”

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Tomey also advised against trying to go alone and to call 911 to get the help of paramedics.

It is also very important, Tomey said, ” is to recognize that everyone is at risk of a heart attack, but there are certain factors that can increase the risk, such as age, sex, cholesterol level, smoking, high blood pressure. Being overweight, have a sedentary lifestyle, and diabetes mellitus were considered as risk factors.

“People with a family history of heart attack, may also be at an increased risk, however, it is important to recognize that factors other than genetics that may have affected members of the family at risk for a heart attack,” Tomey said. “For some individuals, additional tests can be helpful in the clarification of the risks involved.”

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He also said that each and every one of us has the power to reduce the risk” of a heart attack, and it all starts with a simple self-assessment to evaluate your blood pressure, cholesterol, physical activity, weight, diet, and lifestyle factors.

“Each of these represents a potentially modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease,” he said. “For people with a family history of a heart attack, it’s very encouraging to hear of the family history need not be destiny: how to live a healthy lifestyle and is associated with a significant reduction in the level of risk.”

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The Outlook for heart attack survivors, according to an adjustment of lifestyle factors and health care while under the supervision of a cardiologist, Tomey said.

“Today, we are fortunate to have a wide range of therapies have been tested in order to help the survivors of a heart attack and live longer, healthier lives,” he said.

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