A blockage in the arteries of heart reduces or totally stops the blood supply to the heart resulting in the formation of a blood clot and totally stops the blood flow to the coronary artery. This situation can result in heart attack or stroke.
Irreversible injury to the heart muscle usually occurs if medical help is not received promptly.
Here are the symptoms of heart attack that signal a medical emergency:
Chest pain or chest discomfort: Chest discomfort causes a tight ache, pressure, fullness or squeezing in the center of your chest. These symptoms last more than a few minutes. This discomfort may repeat from time to time.
Stomach pain: Generally pain may extend downward into your abdominal area and you may feel it like heart burn.
Upper body pain: Discomfort or pain may extend beyond your chest to your shoulders, back, teeth, jaw, arm and neck. Sometimes you may also have upper body pain without any chest discomfort.
Anxiety: Sometimes, you may feel like a sense of doom or feel as if you are having a panic attack without proper reason.
Shortness of breath: You may experience shortness of breath or you may try to take deeper breaths. This occurs before you experience chest pain.
Sweating: Suddenly you may experience sweat with cold, clammy skin.
Lightheadedness: You may feel like dizzy.
Nausea and vomiting: You may experience sick to your stomach or you may vomit.
Symptoms of heart attack vary greatly. For instance, you may experience minor chest pain, but some people may experience excruciating pain. If you suspect any of these symptoms, immediately call for emergency care help. Don’t try to diagnose heart attack symptoms yourself. If you are not in that much bad condition, you can walk to your nearest urgent care center.