How to Survive a Heart Attack when Alone - A Must Watch Video


Can you ignore chest, upper body discomfort/pains?





Heart attacks often occur when people are alone, and knowing what to do when heart attack symptoms come on can save your life. People sometimes ignore symptoms of an oncoming deadly heart attack for simple muscle pains, faintness, indigestion or heartburn. Keep reading for more information.


Expect that if you do not have a history of heart attack, then your doctor and the doctors at the emergency room will not be sure what is going on when you have symptoms. They will depend on you to tell them your symptoms, if you can... They can do a Electro Cardiogram (EKG), listen to you heart, and could do a CT scan. Insist on tests if you feel your symptoms are real and dangerous. (Do not be put off that some people` may have a "scary panic-attack", breathing rapidly, feeling faint or ill, and think it is a heart attack. Breath normally as you can/stay calm.)

Do not ignore common symptoms. The most obvious symptom of a heart attack is chest ache/pain or "discomfort", but there are numerous, typical symptoms you should be aware of, too.
Chest discomfort usually occurs in the center of the chest, including:
Heaviness, tightness, pressure, aching, burning, numbness, fullness, or squeezing, and the pain can either last for several minutes, go away and come back repeatedly. Don't overlook or ignore symptoms such as:[1]
Unexplained pains in the torso/the upper body, including the arms, left shoulder, back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
Difficulty breathing/feeling out of breath
Sweating or "cold" sweating
A feeling of fullness, indigestion, or choking
Nausea or vomiting
Light-headedness, dizziness, feeling you may faint
Unexplained tiredness, weakness, extreme weakness (like you can't do easy tasks), or extreme anxiety reacting to symptoms
Rapid (racing heart/tachycardia) or irregular heartbeats


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