Heart Attack: Signs and Symptoms

Heart Attack: Signs and Symptoms

August 17, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


Dr. Jeff here today, we’re talking about signs
and symptoms of a heart attack. The problem with signs and symptoms of a heart attack
is that it simulates so many other different things that people miss it and half the people
wait over two hours to seek medical attention for a heart attack because they think it’s
something else that’s going on. And like stroke, the sooner you get to the hospital, the sooner
you can get attention to it, the less damage will be done by the heart attack. So signs
and symptoms of a heart attack. Well one, it could be just some sweating and nervousness.
You don’t know why you’re nervous and you’re sweating. That could be an early sign that
you could be having a heart attack. Chest discomfort is a big one people talk about
all the time. That you’re feeling a bit of a pressure on your chest. And a lot of the
time this is something that even you know when the times you go and shovel snow and
you’re shoveling snow and its cold out and you think maybe it’s the cold air or the dry
air that’s causing some chest discomfort. You go on and it kinda goes away. This could
be something called Angina. Angina is kind of a precursor for heart attack in which the
heart is actually struggling to get oxygen, so it’s giving you sign and symptoms. So one
of those signs is that you are getting chest discomfort. When you go inside and lie down
it seems to go away but when you go back outside again and shovel snow again the same thing
happens so that could be a sign of a heart attack and getting some angina.