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How heart hurts before heart attack - Doctor names clear signs

How heart hurts before heart attack - Doctor names clear signs The doctor talked about the signs of heart pain before a heart attack (photo: Getty Images)

Heart attack is one of the most common causes of premature death worldwide. And in Ukraine as well. Doctors constantly remind us that it is necessary to take care of heart health, eat properly, exercise, breathe fresh air, and always check with a doctor the condition of the most important organ in the human body.

How the heart can hurt before a heart attack, according to the doctor Yurii Gabor.

According to the expert, the main symptom of a heart attack is a sudden, stabbing pain in the chest that radiates to the shoulder, back, or between the shoulder blades. This pain can also radiate to the neck or arm.

"It presses with a large area deeply and burns strongly because myocardial hypoxia begins," the doctor added.

He emphasized that in people with advanced diabetes, such severe pain may not occur. In this case, a heart attack may manifest as weakness, low blood pressure, arrhythmia, and cold, clammy sweat.

Another clear sign of a heart attack is that the pain does not diminish or weaken when changing position.

Yurii Gabor advises in such cases to place a nitroglycerin tablet under the tongue or at least aspirin, lie down, and call for emergency medical help.

"The diagnosis is based on an ECG and the level of cardiac troponins. You need to make it in time for coronary angiography to put a stent in the artery that is blocked. This will prevent scarring of the heart," the doctor emphasized.

He noted that heart attacks occur less frequently in women than in men, which is related to hormonal background. And it is worth knowing that after menopause, this protection disappears in women.

"Don't worry too much, control your blood pressure and sugar, find time for a cardiologist every six months or a year," Yurii Gabor advises.

Earlier, we wrote about doctors identifying three alarming signs of cardiovascular disease that manifest in the legs.

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