What is it?
A heart attack occurs when an artery of the heart is suddenly closed or blocked by a blood clot. Symptoms of a heart attack include a chest pain, feeling of pressure on the chest, shortness of breath and nausea.
What are the symptoms?
- Chest pain.
- Upper body pain spreading to both arms, neck, shoulder and jaws.
- Trouble breathing.
What to expect?
If you are diagnosed with a heart attack you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor after the initial treatment:
- Some patients with a heart attack are prescribed medication they will need to use lifelong. Is this the case for you as well?
- Healthy diet and an active lifestyle can help in preventing a subsequent heart attack. Which changes can you make in your lifestyle?
- Stop smoking is very important in preventing subsequent heart attacks. Are you open to stop smoking? Is your doctor able to support you in this?