Not everybody having heart attack shows the same symptoms. Heart attack or stroke symptoms and the severity of symptoms differ from people to people. Some people feel an unbearable pain while others don’t even know that they’re getting an attack. There’s no doubt that heart attack can strike at any moment at any time of the day, but the warning symptoms and signs of heart attack must’ve been there already on which nobody concentrated.
Cardiac arrest and heart attack are different from each other. In an attack, a specific muscle of your heart is clogged by the blood clotting. But in cardiac arrest, your heart will stop beating resulting in your whole body to stop. Heart attack, if not managed on time, can result in a cardiac arrest.
Common symptoms which will help you to indicate and prevent heart attack on time are as follows:
- Chest Pain: If you feel pressure, pain, or tightness in the left or middle side of a chest then it’s time to run to the emergency.
- Shortness of Breath: It can happen with the chest pain, and to some people also without the chest pain.
- Discomfort in the Upper Body Areas: A growing pain traveling through the arms, neck, stomach, jaw, or stomach, can be a major symptom of heart attack.
- Other Signs: Signs like cold sweat, nausea, fatigue, and dizziness can also be an indication of a heart attack.
Above were the ‘warning’ signs of a heart attack, because at this point it’s now or never. But there are few symptoms which indicate the ‘potential’ heart attack, signs which show up years before the actual heart attack. According to the study published in 2013, following signs may signify the risk of future heart diseases.
- High blood pressure during pregnancy.
- Yellowish fat substance around eyelids.
- Hair fall or baldness.
- An unusual wrinkle or fold on your earlobe skin.
It’s not necessary that these signs are absolutely relevant, but there’s no harm in being cautious. If you notice any of these signs, then visit a doctor for your regular heart check-up.