Some patients with a heart condition develop a heart attack, also known as myocardial infarction, because the muscle tissue in the heart stops getting enough nutrition dies from the lack of blood supply.
The biggest issue for patients with myocardial infarction is getting to the hospital quickly and getting professional help. About 25% of the people with this condition die immediately. Another 20% try to make it to the hospital but die on the way. Those who do manage to see a doctor have a variety of options available to them and the success rate is very high.
There are certain symptoms that suggest that a person may be having a heart attack ;
The first of these symptoms is severe pain in the chest. During a heart attack, this pain may last for up to thirty minutes or even longer. It also emits radiation that goes down the arms and sometimes legs.
The second symptom is a shock that patients can’t really explain. Patients may also experience a sudden fall of blood pressure. Both the shock and the fall of blood pressure can lead to vomiting and even losing consciousness.
The final symptom is very high heartbeat that comes with increased sweating.
If you ever experience one of these symptoms, you should call for an ambulance as quickly as you can so that you can get to the nearest hospital and get treatment.
You may also be having smaller symptoms such as low blood pressure, irregular beating of the heart and looking pale for no apparent reason.
One of the most recent and significant developments in the treatment of heart conditions is thrombolytic therapy. The therapy is based on drugs that dissolve the clots in the blood, unblocking the vessels and allowing the blood to flow freely. This treatment can be a true lifesaver for many people.