Most heart attacks are caused by coronary heart disease, which is when your coronary arteries narrow due to the gradual build up of atheroma within their walls. If the atheroma becomes unstable a piece may break off and lead to a blood clot forming.
A heart attack is life threatening, so remember if you or anybody around you experience any of these symptoms please don’t ignore them. Immediately consult with the doctor.
Please remember that symptoms of heart attack can vary from person to person. Symptoms range from severe pain in the centre of the chest , to having mild chest discomfort that makes you feel unwell.
The sooner you get treatment, the greater your chances of survival.
- Central chest pain, a dull pain ache / heavy feeling in the chest or a mild discomfort in your chest that makes you feel restless. It may feel like a bad episode of indigestion.
- This pain may spread to arms, neck , jaw, back or stoamach
- You may feel light headed or dizzy and short of breath
- You also might feel nauseating or vomit