Tuesday, 25 July 2017

“Can I prevent a heart attack?”

“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.”

Heart attacks are the 2nd most fatal killer in Singapore.

When we think of heart attacks, we think of sudden tightness in the chest, breathing difficulty before we slip into an eternity of darkness. But truth is, there are usually warning signs. Perhaps we are ill-equipped to recognize and react to signs of a heart attack but it is nonetheless good to know.

Heart attacks occur when the blood vessels supplying blood to the heart become blocked. When our blood vessels fail to supply blood to our hearts, you know the science – our heart fails due to a lack of oxygen. Before this happens, you are likely to feel tightness in the chest, and possibly in the jaw, left shoulder or arm. Then comes the heart attack.

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