Cardiologist Krulev: the main symptom of myocardial infarction is intense pain with clear features

According to cardiologist Konstantin Krulev, the main symptom of myocardial infarction is “intense pain, which has quite clear features.” You need to know about these features in order to call an ambulance in time.

Pain during a heart attack:

  • has an extremely high intensity< /li>
  • often accompanied by fear of death
  • continues, in contrast to angina pectoris, for several tens of minutes or hours
  • is of a pressing nature
  • located in the center of the chest cells
  • give to the left arm
  • may radiate to the back, lower jaw, upper abdomen.
  • accompanied by shortness of breath, profuse sweat
How does a heart attack develop?

An atherosclerotic plaque grows in one of the vessels of the heart. It doesn't have to be big. If its surface is dense, it may not be dangerous, and if it is ulcerated, then a blood clot joins it. The thrombus blocks the lumen of the artery. The part of the heart that this artery supplied with oxygen, supplied by this artery, experiences a lack of oxygen, which causes pain.

If blood flow is restored in time, the viability of this muscle area is restored, the doctor noted in his blog.

How to understand that a person has a pre-infarction condition?

  • chest pain,
  • palpitations,
  • general weakness,
  • shortness of breath
  • blue lips

Risk group:

  • smoking,
  • high blood cholesterol,
  • hypertension
  • malnutrition
  • diabetes
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  • obesity
  • constant stress

An elevated lipid level leads to the development of atherosclerosis, atherosclerotic plaques form on the walls of blood vessels. Atherosclerosis significantly increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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Important! Information provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. Seek medical attention at the first sign of illness.

Konstantin Krulev Konstantin Krulev Medicine Cardiologist