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A heart attack occurs when blood vessels that supply blood to the heart are obstructed which prevents oxygen from getting to the heart. If the flow of blood isn’t restored quickly, the heart muscle can die or become permanently damaged from lack of oxygen.
Heart attacks occurs most often as a result of coronary artery disease. This results from a slow buildup of plaque which may block the coronary arteries due to lack to oxygen-containing blood. The plaque eventually develops cracks or tears and thus, the blood platelets begin to stick to these cracks and form a blood clot, also known as thrombus. Therefore, a heart attack can occur if the blood cl View more...
Medications: Blood-thinning medications like Aspirin; Beta blockers; Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors;Cholesterol-lowering medications. Lifestyle changes: A low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables; Lower your salt intake; Losing weight; Not smoking; Doing physical activity; controlling high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes; Reducing and managing stress
Common Symptoms
Chest pain is a major symptom of heart attack. One may feel pain in only one part of your body, or it may move from your chest to your arms, shoulder, jaw, teeth, neck, stomach area, or back.
Other symptoms:Anxiety; Palpitations;Fainting ;Light-headedness, dizziness ;Nausea or vomiting ;Sweating;Shortness of breath
Rare Symptoms
Physical appearance: A lack of blood flow can cause issues with the fingernails, toenails and body hair which causes thinning or loss of the hair and nails. Cuts or wounds take a while to deal and can be infected,
Breathing problems: short of breath while resting
Muscle disorders: hard to control movements during physical activity
Neurological problems: confusion, paralysis and poor coordinatio View more...
Traditional Treatment
Surgery: Angioplasty or PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty); Coronary Stenting; Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery. Drug Therapy or Thrombolytic Medications: Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA); Streptokinase; Aspirin; Heparin; Nitroglycerin;ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) Inhibitors- (eg. Captopril (Capoten), Enalapril (Vasotec), Lisinopril (Zestril and Prinvil)); Be View more...
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Potassium;Arnica homeopathic remedy; Aconite homeopathic remedy; Latrodectus mactans homeopathic remedy; Arsenicum album homeopathic remedy; Oxalic acid homeopathic remedy; Spigella homeopathic remedy; Naja homeopathic remedy; Lachesis homeopathic remedy; Laurocerasus homeopathic remedy; Rhus tox; Cactus mother tincture; Camphor;Cactus grandiflorus;Digitalis;Herbal Remedies for Heart Attack:Hawtho View more...
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