,Know, and attend to, the Early Signs of Cardiac Arrest Heart Attack. This could be a question of life and death for you!
Helen Chow, ND
It is a common occurrence that every year, many people suffer die a sudden death as a result of a cardiac arrest. Their hearts will just suddenly cease to beat. Such victims include actor James Gandolfini and TV anchorman Tim Russert. It also happened to one of my close friends years ago.
Needless to say, it is extremely devastating for those left behind, since it seems to happen all so suddenly, out of the blue, with no prior warning, or…. so it seems.
Research now shows that seemingly inopportune cardiac arrests have telltale symptoms up to as long as a month ahead of its actual happening.
Research on 500 men who had suffered cardiac arrests in Portland, Oregan, between 2002 and 2012 indicated that over half of them had had symptoms including dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, some 4 weeks prior to the actual occurrence happening. Some men even had fainting spells.
Symptoms in Men and Women include:
- Throat discomfort. More likely in women.
- Right-side chest discomfort. More likely in men
- Pain, shortness of breath, unusual fatigue. Both men and women
- Pain in one or both arms
- Dull ache.
- Lightheadedness or dizziness.
- Pressing on the chest.
- Nausea, Vomiting.
It is indeed sensible, since your life (or death) may depend on this, to take immediate precautionary measures when you FIRST recognise these symptoms, especially if you already suffer from coronary artery disease.
Of course, these symptoms could be false alarms, but do you really want to take the risk? Don’t be an ostrich and hide your head in the sand. Your prompt action could mean your family might not be bereft of a father/mother/wife/husband… prematurely.t