Heart attacks also called myocardial infarctions is one moment every sufferer does not wish for. The hearth oxygen is cut off, and the heart muscles begin to die during a heart attack. This is very common in the US, and research shows that it happens every 40 seconds.

But, one part that is very tricky is that some people tend to see signs or warnings before an attack while others don’t. Research also shows that about 735,000 Americans suffer a heart attack and it is at the same time the leading cause of death in the US.

However, ventricular fibrillation of the heart is the most common heart attacks deaths, and it occurs before the victim can get to the emergency room – for those who can get to the emergency room have a 90% chance of survival due to modern treatment, and the little sufferers who don’t make it even after getting to the emergency room are those who suffer major damage to the heart muscle.


There is much cause of heart attack, and one of them is plaque buildup in the arteries that prevents blood from flowing to the heart. Blood clots or a torn blood vessel is yet another cause of heart attack and last (which is less common) is a heart attack caused by a blood vessel spasm.

Heart Attack Symptoms and Signs

A feeling of extreme pressure on the chest and chest pain is one of the classic symptoms of heart attack and this pressure felt can include a squeezing or full sensation. This can be accompanied by pain in one or both arms, neck, back, stomach, or jaw. Some of the other common symptoms include vomiting, nausea, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, and a feeling of cold sweat break out. Instead, some people with heart attacks may experience more of the other symptoms, like



extreme fatigue,

the pressure in the upper back,

nausea, or

• fainting.

What does a heart attack feel like?

For sufferer to be able to get quick treatment, it is essential that they know the warning signs of heart attack. Well, don’t take the attacks you watch in the movies for the real ones, because many heart attacks start slowly. Heart attack symptoms vary among individuals, and the sufferer might not even be sure of what is happening. A sufferer may have different symptoms in a subsequent heart attack, and chest pain or pressure is the most common symptom.