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4 Major Heart Attack Red Flags You NEED To Know!

Contrary to the popular opinion, heat attacks aren’t usually heralded by classic and obvious signs like where a person clutches at her/his heart dramatically with severe chest pain.

Approximately 25 percent of the heart attacks happen silently, with no recognizable or clear symptoms. Unluckily, these silent heart attacks are frequently fatal, particularly because so many people delay or fail to seek medical treatment.

Dr. Chauncey Crandall, a cardiologist, has spent many years working to minimize, prevent and reverse heart disease. With time, Dr. C. Crandall has come to recognize that our hearts do warn us of a potential heart attack, minutes, days or weeks before it happens.


For many of the victims, the pains begins in the chest and spreads to the jaw, back, shoulders, arms and abdomen. However, sometimes there isn’t actual chest pain, but pain is some other body parts. It is especially common the pain in one of both arms or between the shoulder blades. It can come and go, but do not let it fool you.


Most people believe that swelling in the feet and ankles is connected to sitting or standing too much, however, heart failure can also cause accumulation of fluids, causing swelling in the abdomen, legs, ankles, and feet. This can look like weight gain, but reduces the appetite.


People who survived heart attack stated that they had anxiety attacks just before it happened. Although some people with anxiety attack think that they’re having heart attack, it’s better to be safe than sorry.


Some of the victims will cough bloody phlegm and others have wheezing or nagging cough that sometimes is a symptom of heart failure. This is because of fluid buildup in the lungs. It is very important to pay attention to this symptom or any of the other symptoms.

These were the hidden signs, but in the following we will show you some of the most common signs that everyone should be aware of:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea;
  • Cold sweat
  • Light headedness 
  • Chest discomfort

Don’t ignore the symptoms hoping that they’ll disappear. If they last for more than 5-10 minutes, call the ambulance or ask someone drive you to the near local hospital. You can chew or swallow an aspirin, but if you are allergic to it, do not take it.


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