A heart attack is caused by the death of heart muscle. Due to complete blockage of a coronary artery, one of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle, there is a loss of blood supply.
Death of the heart muscle, in turn, causes chest pain. Heart attacks happen suddenly, but they normally result from long-standing heart disease.
Symptoms that may warn you that it’s a heart attack are:
- Chest pain or pressure
- Jaw pain
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea and vomiting.
A heart pain is a medical emergency. You should immediately seek medical treatment in case you feel any of the above symptoms.
We at CMC are well equipped for all kinds of emergencies. If you have a heart problem, we assure you to give the best treatment under the hands of our proficient cardiologist, Dr. Ruchir Rastogi.