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6 Alerts That Our Body Sends Us Before A Heart Attack

6 Alerts That Our Body Sends Us Before A Heart Attack

Cardiovascular diseases are among the leading causes of death. These diseases include heart attack, or myocardial infarction, which is life threatening. Yet, warning signs are visible and the worst can be avoided. So here are 6 alarming signs of an upcoming heart attack that you must not ignore!

Myocardial infarction is illustrated by blockage of the coronary artery, resulting in an interruption of blood flow and partial damage to the heart muscle. It is a vital emergency and the severity of the heart attack depends on the extent of the obstruction of the artery, more or less difficult to irrigate the other organs. To avoid this kind of sequelae, it is necessary to know the precursory symptoms of such a pathology of which:

Alerts That Our Body Sends Us Before A Heart Attack

Chest pain
Chest pressure and sharp chest pain may indicate a future heart attack. Indeed, this is one of the first warning signs. Note that pain can radiate into the left arm, shoulder or even jaw.

Cold sweats
Chest pain results in cold sweats accompanied by general malaise or dizziness and vertigo. In case of myocardial infarction, these cold sweats occur at any time of the day or night, regardless of the outside temperature.

Persistent and unusual fatigue
In addition to other symptoms, the future heart attack is illustrated by persistent fatigue and unusual appearance. More than just fatigue after an effort, this asthenia indicates that your heart is working more than usual. Indeed, it consumes more energy to pump blood through the body.

Shortness of breath and / or breathing problems
Since blood circulation and oxygen transmission to the lungs are disrupted, shortness of breath and / or breathing problems may develop before a heart attack occurs. Thus, if you have trouble breathing without having made an intense effort, it is probably about a myocardial infarction to treat urgently.

Heart rhythm disorders
The obstruction of the coronary artery notably causes cardiac rhythm disturbances, because of the problems of contraction of the myocardium because it is no longer irrigated correctly. Deprived of oxygen, the muscle cells of the heart die quickly, which is why the heart rate becomes irregular. This is called arrhythmia.

Not being able to sleep at the right time or when your body needs it most may indicate a future heart attack, as insomnia increases the risk of suffering from such a heart condition. In fact, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, significant associations exist between the difficulty of falling asleep, the complications related to lack of restful sleep and the risk of heart disease. 

According to researchers at China Medical University (Shenyang, China), the risk of suffering from a heart disorder, including myocardial infarction, increases up to 27% in case of insomnia.