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What if I had a Heart attack?

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There are clear symptoms of a heart attack that require immediate medical attention.

A feeling of pressure, tightness, pain, crushing, squeezing, or aching in the chest or arms. The pain spreads to the neck, jaw, or back can be a sign that you’re having a heart attack.

The following are other possible signs and symptoms of a heart attack occurring:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • crushing chest pain
  • epigastric pain
  • dizziness
  • difficulty in breathing
  • a feeling of terror that life is ending
  • feeling awful, generally
  • restlessness
  • feeling clammy and sweaty

Changing position does not alleviate the pain of a heart attack. The pain you feel is normally constant, although it may sometimes come and go.

WHAT TO DO??

In case of chest discomfort do not hesitate to seek medical attention.

RECOMMENDED TESTS

  • ECG
  • ECHO
  • SERUM CARDIAC ENZYMES LIKE TRPONIN I/CPK-MB

TREATMENT

After the diagnosis of STEMI is established then it is recommended to go for urgent Coronary Angiography followed by Angioplasty as early treatment wil help save the dying heart muscle.

We at Cheema Medical Complex have 24 hour emergency cardiac backup along with the facility of state of the art Cardiac Catheterization Lab where treatment of Heart Attack can be promptly initiated.