There are about eight hundred thousand people in North America those who suffer from a heart attack every year. Many of these can survive, but some can’t if they’ve had more than one heart attack.

Coronary heart disease is the most often indicator of a heart attack. It is a cumulative deterioration of the heart and circulatory system. Undue pressure is put on the heart to process blood when arteries get clogged with plaque. The heart can become weakened and even stop working properly as a muscle.

Coronary thrombosis (an arterial blood clot) and blocked blood supply to the heart can be cause for a “Heart Attack” (myocardial infarction).

The heart attack is different from person to person, there’s not always a sharp pain, and it can be also a general slow breakdown with mild symptoms. If you know the signs of a heart attack, you can take steps to stave it off.

Here’s what to look out for
If you experience one more of the following symptoms, immediately see your doctor.

Chest pressure

Chest pressure is the most common symptom of coronary distress. The indications that blood supply can be limited are pressure, tightness, palpitations, or pain in the chest, upper abdomen, back, neck, jaw, arm, and shoulder.

Cold and flu symptoms

The body’s ways to get blood flow is coughing and wheezing. If you have a feeling that coming down with something when you are with other symptoms, it’s a sign to tell you that your heart is sick.

Cold sweats and dizziness

Another precursor to a heart attack is regular sweating and clammy skin. the lack of blood flow to the brain can cause dizziness.

Severe fatigue

The coronary doesn’t happen overnight and at the moment in which the heart can’t take it anymore, the blood flow is restricted and your energy levels can be dropped. Walking even a little distance may feel like a heavy work. If you have these symptoms, immediately consult your doctor.

General weakness

When your muscles aren’t getting enough blood, the muscles aren’t getting the nourishment. If you feel every movement is a chore and sustained weakness, which is unusual.

Shortness of breath

If your heart doesn’t function properly, the lungs also don’t function properly. The restriction of blood from and to heart will make you difficult to take a full breath.
Maintaining cardiovascular health isn’t exactly rocket science
You should educate yourself on nutrition. If you want to keep yourself healthy you can have physical activity, a diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, whole grains, and solid sources of healthy fats and proteins with extremely limited amounts of sugar and sodium.

Your health can be improved by herbs, spices, and other foods grown from the earth.

If you use all the processed and fast foods, a sedentary lifestyle, pharmaceuticals, and chronic stress it will surely make you sick.

According to an excerpt from the Abstract of a study published by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in 1999 about pharmaceuticals and heart attacks,

“Heart failure is a clinical syndrome that is predominantly caused by cardiovascular disorders such as coronary heart disease and hypertension. However, several classes of drugs may induce heart failure in patients without concurrent cardiovascular disease or may precipitate the occurrence of heart failure in patients with preexisting left ventricular impairment…[there is a] potential role in the occurrence of heart failure of cytostatics, immunomodulating drugs, antidepressants, calcium channel blocking agents, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antiarrhythmics, beta-adrenoceptor blocking agents, anesthetics, and some miscellaneous agents. Drug-induced heart failure may play a role in only a minority of the patients presenting with heart failure. Nevertheless, drug-induced heart failure should be regarded as a potentially preventable cause of heart failure…”

The Heart and Stroke Foundation estimates that “up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable by adopting healthy behaviors.”

It’s not too late to change things if you’re alive.