A heart attack is more than a good enough reason to call 999 – even during this pandemic. But what are the signs you’re suffering from the condition?
People may experience one or multiple symptoms of a heart attack.
For instance, the Heart Foundation states some people “may feel an ache or tightness in and around the lower jaw”.
This can be experienced on one or both sides. This painful sensation may have spread to the jaw from the chest.
This includes struggling to take a deep breath due to a tight or constricted feeling in the chest.
These symptoms may or may not be accompanied by nausea.
Another symptom of a heart attack may be “general discomfort in the neck”, or a “chocking or burning feeling in the throat”.
Some people may experience light-headedness while suffering from other heart attack symptoms.
If symptoms of a heart attack appear, dial 999 as soon as possible.
The NHS advises to “chew and then swallow a tablet of aspirin (ideally 300mg)” while waiting for an ambulance – as long as you’re not allergic.
This is because aspirin “helps to think the blood and improves blood flow to the heart”.
The recovery time from a heart attack will depend on the amount of damage to the heart muscle.
Published at Sun, 12 Apr 2020 13:48:00 +0000