A heart attack is a critical event – the heart muscle isn’t getting enough blood, giving patients symptoms of chest pain and shortness of breath. They can range from small amounts of damage to being life-threatening – so how do we treat heart attacks?
The word angina is typically used to describe the key symptom of the heart muscle not getting enough blood – what typically leads to a heart attack. Read on to find out what angina feels like and what to do about it.
Considering that heart attacks are the leading cause of death in Australia, it’s important you know what the symptoms are so it can be picked up early. Although it can be a dramatic event, many patients ignore their symptoms for a long time because it isn’t severe enough – sometimes leaving it too late.
We all hear about heart attacks. Something happens to a person’s heart, and we know it’s deadly. But what’s actually happening?