Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tips to treat heart attack

Heart attack ( Myocardial infarction), refers to damage any blood vessels supplying blood to heart. This leads to death of heart cells due to lack of oxygen supplies and affects the pumping action. The patient may feel severe chest pain, shortness of breath and also pain in shoulders, arms, neck etc. due to failure of pumping action of heart. If it is left untreated, it will damage the whole heart muscle tissues. Heart attack can be congenital. Check this video, how heart attack happens,

Causes for heart attack

  • Due to blockage in coronary arteries which supplies blood to heart, due to deposition of plaque made of cholesterol which blocks the blood resulting in heart attack.  . 
  • Due to more mental stress and insomnia.
  • Polluted environment
  • Increased blood pressure and heart beat rate.
  • Due to diabetes.
  • Heavy exercising or any physical workouts to sweat more can lead to inadequate oxygen supply.
  • Fatty foods.
  • Over weight and obese.
Common symptoms,
  • Chest pain and shortness of breath.
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Squeezing pain in chest muscles
  • Fatigue
First aid for heart attacks,
  • If the patient is conscious, breathing and feeling more pain, keep them in a safe position with more air and call for doctors help!
  • If the patient is unconscious, not breathing, it may be cardiac arrest, perform immediate CPR(Cardio pulmonary resuscitation) to pump up by placing your palm hand flat on chest and place another hand  over it and press your hand in pumping motion to make the heart to beat again!
Treatments for heart attack,

Immediate medical attention is needed, Angioplasty treatment  ( to clear the blood vessels which blocked supplying blood to heart), ECG  to monitor Q waves ( heart beats),  more oxygen supplies and medical aid to control irregular heart beats. As per the results of ECG, the drugs will be provided to clear that blockage. If that  whole artery is damaged due to heavy blockage, then immediate bypass surgery is to be done otherwise it may affect the other heart tissues also. Anticoagulants drugs are prescribed later to prevent reformation of blockages. Strictly Follow the medicines as per your doctor  and do not go for self medication, it may lead to fatal conditions.

To prevent heart attacks,

1. Need to change your lifestyle to keep your blood pressure, cholesterol level in normal ranges by following strict diet plans regularly which includes,
  • Healthy fruits and vegetables per day.
  • Avoid fatty foods, sugars and salt in your foods.
  • Have fish at least twice in a week, for your heart to have omega 3 fatty acids which is essential.
  • Having whole grain foods.
  • Follow healthy fat and fiber rich in nuts and seeds.
2. Go for walking to exercise your health in a cool environment daily half an hour, consult your doctor before going for it!

3. Have enough sleep and rest, for drugs to repair your heart. Avoid unwanted emotions, stress, depression etc. take everything light and easy. Everything in life is short, sweet and experiencing!

4. Do not give up the medication till your doctor says!

2 comments:

Bobbie Hollie said...

The some common heart attack Symptoms are: Pressure or heaviness in the chest that makes you feel as if you are drowning is another sign of a coronary episode and is something that usually is closely associated with difficulty breathing as well. Almost many people are aware of these heart attack symptoms and ignore this, prevent the Heart attack failure by care before reaching its acute stage. Thank you for this nice article!!!

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