In today’s article you can read the story of a woman called Sue Palmer.
Sue woke up and she started vomiting, but she thought that it was caused by a food poisoning. Despite the fact that Sue wanted to go to bed and take a rest, her husband insisted to visit a doctor and get a diagnosis. Medical experts say that fortunately she obeyed her husband and today, she is still alive.
Sue’s husband explains: “If she went back to mattress like she planned to that morning, she wouldn’t have woken up”.
Sue and her husband went to the emergency and doctors told her that her situation is quite serious. Doctors examined her and although the first electrocardiogram didn’t display something uncommon, after detailed examination, the doctors discovered that Sue needs an immediate surgery.
Doctors say that the heart attack begun when she was already inside the clinic and the cause for the heart attack was blockage of the coronary artery. Namely, her coronary artery was blocked for 10% and the middle was blocked 70%. If Sue stayed at home and without the emergency surgery, she could have died.
At this point it is important to mention that symptoms of a heart attack at women are different. Medical experts explain that the symptoms are generally moderate but at some patient there aren’t any signs which indicate heart attack.
Statistical data shows that myocardial infarction is the leading cause for death in women. Moreover, almost 2 in 3 women die all of a sudden from a heart attack.
The major symptom for heart attack is chest pain and most women patients also experience pain down the arm.
All people should know and recognize the signs that indicate a heart attack in order to prevent its occurrence.
According to some specialists, pain within the jaw or a toothache is one of the main warning signs of a heart attack. Another common symptom is soreness within the chest, and doctors warn people never to neglect these signs.
However, there are many other signs which indicate a heart attack, and some of them are vomiting, dizziness, nausea, indigestion and other digestive issues.
In case you experience any of the abovementioned symptoms you should call an ambulance. On time reaction is crucial, so call emergency the first minute you start experiencing these symptoms.
In order to prevent occurrence of heart attack and lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases you should lead healthy lifestyle which includes healthy nutrition, regular exercising and quit smoking.