World Heart Day | Heart Attack Symptoms, Don’t Ignore Them | Heart Diseases Diagnosis and Treatment

World Heart Day | Heart Attack Symptoms, Don’t Ignore Them | Heart Diseases Diagnosis and Treatment


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regular notifications Heart attack Do you know? 34% increase in heart-related deaths in 26 years. 1 in 5 heart attack deaths globally is from India. What is heart attack? A life-threatening emergency where there is damage to the heart muscle due to complete cessation of blood supply. The possibility of heart attack is more if you: smoke, have high cholesterol, have high blood pressure are overweight, indulge in unhealthy foods, have a sedentary life. The alarm signs of heart attack Take immediate action if you observe: severe chest pain, severe shortness of breath, cold sweat nausea & vomiting, lightheadedness. It can be diagnosed with electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, angiogram. What can you do to save a person having a heart attack? Call the ambulance, start giving chest compressions begin rescue breaths, if possible. How is heart attack treated? Here are the options: Medicine Minimally invasive procedure: Angioplasty to open the blocked artery by removing the plaque. Surgery: Coronary bypass surgery to reroute the blood flow around the narrow artery by grafting a new blood vessel. Can you prevent heart attack? Yes, if you: Avoid smoking and drinking, eat heart-healthy diet, exercise regularly, keep weight in control, keep cholestrol level in control, and monitor your heart-health regularly. [Music]

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