Mild Heart Attack
Of course there is no such thing as a good heart attack. However, there are times when a mild heart attack occurs with an individual who is beginning to have problems with artery blockage. This mild heart attack is a warning sign that can save your life.
Some people may be wondering about the difference between a mild heart attack and a more serious one. Here we will have a short discussion about each and what should be done.
Most people have heart attacks because of the narrowing or blockage of arteries. What has usually happened is a blood clot has lodged in one of the small arteries going to the heart and cut off or severely lessened the blood supply.
The most common sign of a heart attack is intense chest pain. Anyone having this medical problem should immediately go to the emergency room. Although there are other less severe medical condtions that can cause chest pain, it is always better to stay on the safe side. The faster a person having a heart attack gets medical attention the better the chances of survival and full recovery.
Some of the other signs and symptoms of a heart attack include a shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, dizziness and pain radiating to other areas such as the neck, jaw and shoulder.
When an individual has a typical heart attack it is very easy to diagnose. The signs will show up on an electrocardiogram, better known as an ECG and in blood tests.
Unfortunately the signs of a mild heart attack are pretty much the same as major heart attack so in either case a visit to the emergency room is called for.
Mild heart attack symptoms are usually divided into two categories. They are called angina pectoris and unstable angina. Unstable angina is considered the worse of the two as it happens more frequently and is more severe. The patient with unstable angina requires immediate hospitalization. Both conditions respond to Glyceryl Trinitrate tablets. Whether you have had a mild heart attack or unstable angina will be diagnosed according to the results of your ECG and blood tests.
As stated earlier, there is no such thing as a good heart attack. However, individuals who have mild heart attacks are lucky in the sense they have been forewarned there is a medical problem with the heart and that it needs immediate attention. Unlike a major heart attack where an artery has more than likely been completely blocked, the arteries in a mild heart attack are only partially blocked or narrowed. There is time to take appropriate action.
If you have had mild heart attack symptoms and have not gone to see a heart specialist it is time you did so. Unfortunately the problem is only going to get worse with time and you never know how much time is involved. Your arteries may not become completely blocked and cause a full blown heart attack for years, but on the other hand it could be tomorrow.
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