Have you ever experienced chest tightness, mental fog, and/or nausea? If yes then chances are – it might have been a heart attack!! However, it is important to know that almost 40% effects of delayed heart attack treatment is by dint of trivial symptoms like fatigue and brushing aside its complexities.
Statistics suggest that many heart attacks exhibit mild symptoms that are quite common, and can be referred herewith:
- Sudden short term discomfort in the chest
- Shortness of breath
- Sensitivity towards cold temperature
- Extreme mental fatigue/confusion
- Nausea, vomiting, and/other digestive tract disorders
However, these symptoms are easily ignored by us, due to incomplete knowledge of cardiovascular disorders. Interestingly, women experience different symptoms compared to men.
Some of them being :
- Pressure in the upper back
- Confusion, irritability
- Chest discomfort with a faint pain
- Frequent indigestion
With the pandemic underway, most people have started following the trend of virtual treatments.
The Sudden Danger of Congestive Heart Failure
The physiology of heart diseases validates that arterial blockage is one of the primary reasons that contribute to the poor functional attributes of the heart causing a heart attack. The heart is a muscular organ that demands a continuous supply of blood that carries oxygen for its proper functioning. Due to restrictions in blood supply, there is a damage in heart muscle cells, which hampers functional efficiency.
Poor Supply of Oxygenated Blood to Different Organs of the Body
One of the primary functions of the heart is to supply oxygenated blood to different organs of the body. While the heart is at risk, it influences the supply of blood to these organs, increasing the chances of functional abnormalities in the brain, digestive system, etc.
Higher Chances of Second and Third Attack
A delay in the treatment paves way for multiple episodes of heart attack and functional loss that may lead to multiple organ failures.
Thus, it is advised to keep a regular check of your heart health by assessing the cardiac risk markers.