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Heart attacks are serious medical emergencies that require immediate attention from a physician.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a heart attack occurs when one or more coronary arteries become blocked. Blockages are most often caused by the accumulation of fat and other substances which form a plaque in the artery.
However, 80 percent of premature heart attacks and strokes are preventable, with a healthy diet and regular physical activity. Over time, an accumulation of fat deposits forms substances called plaques, which can narrow arteries, causing most heart attacks.
Anyone who has heart disease has a higher chance of having a heart attack, making it imperative to look for signs of coronary heart disease.
Not all people who have heart attacks have the same symptoms; some people have mild pain while others have severe pain. There are a number of early warning signs to look out for.
Chest discomfort: Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes – or it can go away and then come back.
Discomfort in other areas of the upper body: Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw and stomach can be another sign of a heart attack. For some people the pain or tightness may be severe, while for others it may be uncomfortable.
Gulçim: Although this can happen to both men and women, it is more common for women to experience shortness of breath.
Other signs: Other possible signs include bursting into a cold sweat, nausea, or dizziness. / Telegraphy /