Age (35 to 70 years)
Men more than women untill menopause
Obesity, Smoking and Cocaine Use.
Stress, Diabetes and Hypertension.
High-Cholesterol, Low- Density Lipoproteins, and high serum triglyceride levels.
Discomfort, pressure, heaviness, or pain in the chest, arm, or below the breastbone
Discomfort radiating to the back, jaw, throat, or arm
Fullness, indigestion, or choking feeling (may feel like heartburn)
Sweating, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness
Extreme weakness, anxiety, or shortness of breath
Rapid or irregular heartbeats Discomfort, pressure, heaviness, or pain in the chest, arm, or below the breastbone
Once heart attack is diagnosed, treatment begins immediately -- possibly in the ambulance or emergency room. Drugs and surgical procedures are used to treat a heart attack.
Aspirin to prevent blood clotting that may worsen the heart attack
Other antiplatelets, such as Brilinta, Effient, or Plavix, to prevent blood clotting
Thrombolytic therapy ("clot busters") to dissolve any blood clots in the heart's arteries
Any combination of the above
During or shortly after a heart attack, you may go to the cardiac cath lab for direct evaluation of the status of your heart, arteries, and the amount of heart damage. In some cases, procedures (such as angioplasty , stents or open heart surgery ) are used to open up your narrowed or blocked arteries
The goal after your heart attack is to keep your heart healthy and reduce your risks of having another heart attack. Your best bet to ward off future attacks are to take your medications, change your lifestyle, and see you doctor for regular heart checkups.
Prevent future blood clots
Lessen the work of your heart and improve your heart's performance and recovery
Prevent plaques by lowering cholesterol
Other drugs may be prescribed if needed. These include medications to treat irregular heartbeats, lower blood pressure, control angina, and treat heart failure.
There is no cure for coronary artery disease. In order to prevent the progression of heart disease and another heart attack, you must follow doctor's advice and make necessary lifestyle changes -- quitting smoking, lowering your blood cholesterol, controlling your diabetes and high blood pressure, following an exercise plan, maintaining an ideal body weight, and controlling stress.
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