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.
  • Sweating.
  • Nausea.
  • Fatigue.
  • Trouble breathing.
  • Discomfort.
  • Dizziness.

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?

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