Heart attack: Early signs and symptoms to watch out for

  • Heart attacks occur when a waxy substance called plaque build up inside the coronary arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is known to be the main cause of heart attack. Here are signs and symptoms to watch out for.

Published on May 13, 2022 07:27 PM IST

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Dr Ritwick Raj Bhuyan, Director - Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute says it is important to recognise the signs of a heart attack, which can vary from person to person. "Sometimes, a person may have a heart attack without realizing it and not seek the emergency medical care they need. That could lead to lasting heart damage," says Dr Bhuyan. He further tells us early signs and symptoms of a heart attack.(Pixabay)

Published on May 13, 2022 07:27 PM IST

Dr Ritwick Raj Bhuyan, Director – Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute says it is important to recognise the signs of a heart attack, which can vary from person to person. “Sometimes, a person may have a heart attack without realizing it and not seek the emergency medical care they need. That could lead to lasting heart damage,” says Dr Bhuyan. He further tells us early signs and symptoms of a heart attack.(Pixabay)

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Pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back.(Pixabay)

Published on May 13, 2022 07:27 PM IST

Pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back.(Pixabay)

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While these do not look like traditional symptoms but even nausea, indigestion, heartburn, or abdominal pain can be signs of heart attack.(Shutterstock)

Published on May 13, 2022 07:27 PM IST

While these do not look like traditional symptoms but even nausea, indigestion, heartburn, or abdominal pain can be signs of heart attack.(Shutterstock)

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Shortness of breath, cold sweat, fatigue, lightheadedness or sudden dizziness may signal a heart attack.(Unsplash)

Published on May 13, 2022 07:27 PM IST

Shortness of breath, cold sweat, fatigue, lightheadedness or sudden dizziness may signal a heart attack.(Unsplash)

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People who have high blood sugar or diabetes may not have chest pain even with severe blockages due to peripheral neuropathy(Pixabay)

Published on May 13, 2022 07:27 PM IST

People who have high blood sugar or diabetes may not have chest pain even with severe blockages due to peripheral neuropathy(Pixabay)

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The signs and symptoms of a heart attack can develop suddenly. However, they also can develop slowly over a period of time.(Pixabay)

Published on May 13, 2022 07:27 PM IST

The signs and symptoms of a heart attack can develop suddenly. However, they also can develop slowly over a period of time.(Pixabay)

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