Before watching this video, do you feel like you could have experienced some of these heart attack symptoms and not called 9-1-1 for yourself? If you feel like you are that person who may have ignored these symptoms, please comment down below. Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. And, even though chest pain is a common symptom, it’s not the only symptom of a heart attack. Women often have more subtle symptoms, which can easily be overlooked.

Every year 735,000 Americans have heart attacks and over 7,000,000 people die worldwide from heart attacks every year. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow, or the supply of oxygen, to a coronary artery is blocked or stopped. When this happens, you no longer have the proper oxygen for the heart tissue, that heart tissue dies, and you have a myocardial infarction or a heart attack. When you get a myocardial infarction, it usually occurs due to fatty deposits or atherosclerotic plaques in the coronary arteries. It can also occur when there is a heart artery spasm that blocks the blood supply or if there is a dissection in that coronary artery.

7 Warning Signs

1. Chest Pain

2. Tingling Sensation

3. Cold Sweats

4. Nausea or Vomiting

5. Shortness of Breath

6. Heart Palpitations

7. Dizziness Heart attack prevention.

Consult your primary care physician to find out your risk factors for heart disease. Have a heart-smart diet, exercise regularly and drink plenty of water.  If you are a cigarette smoker, stop smoking, and be sure to pay attention to your body. There you have it. These are the heart attack symptoms, 7 warning signs you should never ignore. This video is intended to be informational only. It is not a medical consultation, nor is it personalized medical advice. For medical advice, please consult your physician.

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