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HEART ATTACK

A heart attack is a condition that occurs when the flowing of blood in the heart is blocked. It is when some part of the muscle in the heart receives a low blood flow. The cause of blockage is a build-up of fat and other substances. This is a result of plaque.

A heart attack is also referred to as Myocardial Infarction. “Myo” refers to muscle “cardial” refers to the heart and “infarction” means the death of tissue. It is due to lack of blood supply.

This condition can lead to serious problem. It can even be fatal. When someone you think might have a heart attack, seek for a medical help immediately. Treatment and medication must be given right away.

CAUSES OF HEART ATTACK

One of the main causes of heart attack is a plaque. A plaque is a buildup in your arteries. In which it prevents the blood from getting into the muscle in your heart. A blood clot is also considered as a cause of heart attack. Blood spasm can also result in a heart attack.

The following are factors that also cause heart attack to a person.

  • Race
  • Family History
  • Gender
  • Age

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEART ATTACK

The signs and symptoms of heart attack include:

  • Short breathing
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck & back

DIAGNOSING HEART ATTACK

In diagnosing heart attack your doctor will conduct you a screening such as:

  • Your Medical Condition
  • Physical Exam
  • Medical Test

After the doctor performs the above-said screening. He might suggest you undergo a test to confirm the diagnosis such as:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood Test
  • Chest X-ray
  • Echocardiogram
  • Coronary Catheterization
  • Stress Test
  • Cardiac CT or MRI

PREVENTING HEART ATTACK

The listed below are prevention tips to avoid a heart attack.

  • Quit Smoking
  • Eat a heart-healthy diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get enough sleep
  • Get regular screenings
  • Limit your alcohol consumption
  • Take aspirin
  • Monitor your Cholesterol
  • Manage your Diabetes

TREATMENTS FOR HEART ATTACK

The following are some treatment option used to treat the disease.

Medication includes:

  • Aspirin
  • Thrombolytics
  • Antiplatelet Agents
  • Other Blood-thinning Medication
  • Pain relievers
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Beta Blockers
  • ACE Inhibitors
  • Statins

Other treatment option:

  • Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Natural Home Remedy for Heart Attack:

  • Garlic
  • Coenzyme Q-10
  • Red Yeast Rice
  • Flaxseed
  • Vitamin K2
  • Resveratrol
  • Olive oil
  • Whole-wheat bread
  • Wine