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Heart Attack


A heart attack happens when oxygen is restored soon when a part of the heart muscle is cut off from oxygen. Most heart attacks occur when blockages hinder or stop blood flow in coronary arteries that carry oxygen to the heart. Heart attacks are often treatable if diagnosed immediately, and if not, they can be fatal. 

It is necessary to prevent heart problems at the earliest. 


The most common symptoms of a heart attack involve: 

  • Chest discomfort - may feel pain, pressure, tightness, heaviness, or
  • Neck, shoulders, lower jaw, arms, upper back, or abdomen
  • Breath shortness lasting more than a few 

Other symptoms could involve:

  • Feeling lightheaded, dizzy, or
  • Nausea and
  • Abnormal
  • Terrifying fatigue for no
  • Heart 

Treatment will vary based on the symptoms cause. If one has acute chest pain, they will probably be prescribed nitroglycerin and aspirin. 

For heart attack, the healthcare provider can: 

  • Put one on
  • Do a coronary
  • Do an
  • Do surgery of coronary artery 

Treatment of heart attack also requires post-medication to help improve blood flow to the heart, inhibit clotting, and lessen the risks of having another heart attack. These medicines include: 

  • aspirin
  • beta-blockers
  • statins
  • ACE inhibitors
  • fish oil 

Health care providers will prescribe the medicines that are right according to the severity. If one has had a heart attack, they must make lifestyle changes to prevent more heart problems in the future. 

Fact Sheet

 Frequency: Fifty percent of all heart attacks in Indian men happen under 50 years, and 25 percent occur under 40. Indian women, too, have high fatality rates from cardiac diseases.

 PGC Resolution: Promote access to information, healthcare, and treatment for citizens to maintain a healthy heart, despite class, gender, age, education, or income.