Heart Attack - Often Caused by Coronary Heart Disease!
Heart attacks are considered the leading cause of deaths among men and women in the United States. Fortunately for us though, there are some excellent treatments that are available that can treat this condition; thus prevention any further disabilities. This treatment will at the same time, prevent the lost of lives.
If diabetics or non-diabetics individuals have coronary heart disease, a condition that is brought on by the build up of a material called plaque, they can get an attack. The reason for this is due to the possibility of a rupture in an area of the arteries where the plaque material is found in large amounts.
As result of this rupture, a blood clot can form on the surface of the plaque which normally leads to a partial or complete blockage of blood and oxygen flow to the muscle of the heart. It is reported the every year, there are approximately 1.1 million attack victims in the United States alone.
Unfortunately many of these individuals do not survive theses attacks. This is simply because many of them do not receive or get the necessary help that they need for survival fast enough. The required help for an attack victim has to come within the first few sign/s of the attack or their chances of survival will be very slim.
The most common symptoms of an attack include:
As I mentioned earlier, an attack mostly occurs because of coronary heart disease but if diabetics and non-diabetics avoid or limit certain factors that are major contributors to the development of this condition, then they could in most cases avoid having health problem.
Risk factors that can be avoided or controlled include:
Although the risk factors mentioned above can be controlled, there are a few that an individual can not controlled. These include
There are times when an individual can experience a few of the CHD symptoms together. When this happens, a condition called metabolic syndrome develops.
Diagnosis for a potential heart attack!
The diagnosis of heart attacks are based on the symptoms that is being displayed by the individual at the time of the attack, their medical history as well as the medical history of their family.
Tests involved in diagnosing a heart attack!
Treatment for heart attacks!
Early treatment of any heart attack is the key in preventing or reducing any damage to the heart muscle. This is why it is so important that we are able to recognizing the early symptoms that are associated with this condition. Especially if we want the victim to survive the attack.
Once the diagnosis of an attack has been confirmed by a doctor, the necessary treatment/s to restore blood and oxygen flow to the heart muscle can begin immediately. Remember time is of the essence. These treatments will include medications along with other medical procedures.
Medications that are used in treating a heart attack include:
Medical procedures used in treating attack victims!
When any of the available medications mentioned above fail to prevent an individual from having an attack, the next step is for doctor/s to perform a medical procedure that will help. Medical procedures normally include the following:
Reducing the risks of potential attacks!
Avoiding or preventing an attack, involve individuals taking the necessary steps to change their lifestyles to a more healthier one. These important changes should include:
It is unfortunate that about half the people that suffer from heart attacks, die within an hour of experiencing the first signs or before they can get to the emergency room at the hospital. However if a attack victim, is in the company of someone who can recognize any of the symptoms of a attack, then they could call the emergency services (911) right away.
At the same time, they can render any assistance possible that may help the attack victim. Remember, by making a few lifestyle changes, diabetics and non-diabetics can live a full, active, and productive life before and after a heart attack.
More information on heart attack risks!
Heart attacks are the number one killer in America. For this reason, this web site preventing-a-heart-attack, provides information for everyone world wide about the risks leading to this deadly condition. Becoming aware now will help you lead your life towards a healthier future.
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