" technically termed Myocardial Infarction
,is a result of total blockage of the blood vessel(coronary artery)which supplies blood to the heart.
The blockade is due to the formation of a plug composed of Cholesterol
,blood cells,fibrin and calcium
The heart attack may manifest with a sudden onset of severe central chest pain
described as heavy,compressing pain,which can radiate to the left hand,jaw or to the back.
It is often associated with profuse sweating
The presentation can be so sudden that the patient suddenly collapses and becomes unresponsive with profuse sweating and cold peripheries.
The causes for heart attack are many apart from smoking and alcohol.They are of two types and classified as below:
A)Non-modifiable risk factors:
1) Increasing age
B)Modifiable risk factors.
5)High blood Cholestrol
6)High blood pressure