Early Signs & Symptoms of Heart Infarction / Ischemia - Infographic

Posted on October 31, 2018

Heart Ischemia or Myocardial Infarction occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. It can be fatal, but treatment has improved dramatically over the years. The classic symptoms of heart attack include a severe chest pain spread to jaw, neck & back, shortness of breath & heartburn. Understanding early warning signs of heart attack is critical for prompt recognition to avoid serious complications

The infographic from Cardiac Rhythm explains early signs & symptoms of Heart Ischemia and necessary tips for a healthy heart. Acting quickly when you suspect a sudden heart infarction can help improve your chances for survival.

Heart Attack Infographic

Early Signs & Symptoms of Heart Infarction / Ischemia

What is a Heart Infarction/Ischemia?

A Heart Attack occurs when the flow of the blood to the heart is interrupted or blocked.

 Did you Know?

  • “Half of Heart Disease Deaths Could be Prevented”
  • “85% of Heart Damage Takes Place within the First 2 hours of a Heart Attack”
  • “Smokers are up to 6 times More Likely to Suffer Heart Attacks”
  • “According to the CDC, 1 in 5 Heart Attacks are Silent, Meaning that the Person isn’t Aware of it and Doesn’t Seek Immediate Medical Attention.”
  • “Heart Disease Deaths Rise in India by 34% in 26 years”

Signs & Symptoms of Heart Infarction/Ischemia:

  • Sudden Dizziness
  • Heart-burn like Feeling
  • Cold Sweat
  • Unusual Tiredness
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Anxiety & Appetite Loss
  • Jaw, Neck or Back pain
  • Discomfort & Pain in Arm & Shoulder
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chest Pain
  • Feeling of Fullness
  • Heart Flutters
  • Inability to Sleep
  • Paleness or Clammy skin
  • Indigestion

Tips for a Healthy Heart:

  • Follow a Healthy Diet
  • Quit Smoking
  • Reduce Stress
  • Measure Your Hypertension
  • Track Your Diabetes
  • Control Your Cholesterol Levels
  • Moderate or Stop Alcohol
  • Avoid Junk Foods
  • Daily Exercise for About 30 Minutes

Maintaining a Healthy Diet to Keep your Heart Healthy

  • Almonds & Walnuts – Low in Saturated Fats
  • OatMeals & Dark Beans – High on Fibre
  • Fish – Omega 3
  • Spinach – High in Iron, Potassium & Magnesium
  • Berries – High in Vitamin C
  • Apricots – Rich in Minerals, Vitamin A, C, E & K
  • Avocados – Rich in Potassium
  • Dark Chocolates – Contains Flavonoids

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