can anyone tell me how a person would feel,if they were havin a heart attack? is there much pain.? i hear many people dying suddenly from heart attacks? and yet they think they have indigestion?? how long can it last and what exactly happens?? does the person feel much pain?
hi,thanks for query.The presentation of heart attack is very wide.The classical complaints from patients are chest pain on lt.side,pain in lt.shoulder,discomfort in chest,heaviness,perspiration,vomiting or nausea.Apart from this in case of diabetics this classical complaints may not be there.The golden rule is if you are having risk factors like hypertension,obesity,family history,diabetes,high cholesterol,sedentary life style etc,any unusual symptoms or discomfort must be reported to doctor.
wishing you good health.
Chest pain is a major symptom of heart attack. However, some people may have little or no chest pain, especially the elderly and those with diabetes. This is called a silent heart attack.
The pain may be felt in only one part of the body or move from your chest to your arms, shoulder, neck, teeth, jaw, belly area, or back.
The pain can be severe or mild. It can feel like:
* Squeezing or heavy pressure
* A tight band around the chest
* Something heavy sitting on your chest
* Bad indigestion
Pain usually lasts longer than 20 minutes. Rest and a medicine called nitroglycerine do not completely relieve the pain of a heart attack.
Other symptoms of a heart attack include:
* Shortness of breath
* Nausea or vomiting
* Lightheadedness - dizziness
* Palpitations (feeling like your heart is beating too fast)
* Sweating, which may be extreme
Please see the web pages for more details on Heart attack (Myocardial infarction).
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