Heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI). Myo means muscle and cardial means heart. Infarction refers to the death of tissue because of the lack of blood supply. The blockage of blood is commonly caused due to the accumulation of fat and cholesterol in blood vessels causing the reduction of their diameters.
Detecting heart attacks can be tricky as sometimes the presenting signs and symptoms can be atypical which can be hard to recognise and lead to critical loss of time & tissue.
Several factors lead to heart attack, a few of them are listed below:
Infections with Covid-19 may also damage the heart in ways that can result in a heart attack.
Symptoms of Heart Attack vary from person to person depending upon the severity of the heart attack. Some people experience mild pain whereas some experience severe and in selective cases, no pain is felt.
Heart attacks can strike suddenly or come up with signs and symptoms a few days prior. Commonly observed signs are:
Many factors contribute to atherosclerosis (unwanted build up of fatty deposition in arteries) which be reduced or eliminated to minimise the chances of heart attacks.
These include :
Complications usually involve the factors which affect your health after experiencing a heart attack.
The key to prevention is to reduce the risk factors. These include: