You will be surprised to know that the answer is NO.
The pain due to blockages in the arteries of heart can be felt at all the following areas apart from the chest.
• Left arm
• Left forearm
• Right arm
• Right forearm
• Right side of chest
• Upper abdomen or epigastrium
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Also there are situations where the heart attack may not give any pain. This is known as SILENT HEART ATTACK. A Silent Heart Attack occurs without causing noticeable symptoms.
In such cases of Silent Heart Conditions patient usually has other symptoms like
• Light headedness
• Syncope or giddiness
• Cold clammy extremities
• Breathlessness on exertion or at rest
The causes of Silent Heart Attack are following
The most common cause of a Silent Heart Attack is a blockage in a blood vessel. There are many reasons which causeblockages in the blood vessels. Most common causes include:
• Very Old Age
Older age people are always at higher risk of silent heart attack These patients are unable Tom perceive the pain. Hence it is necessary for older age people to stay active for avoiding heart diseases.
• Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus
Uncontrolled Diabetes causes dangerously high blood glucose which affects quality of life. Due to nerve damage these patients may not be aware of the pain. Regular checkup and healthy lifestyle is helpful to control diabetes.
• Paroxysmal Spasm
Paroxymal Spasm begin suddenly and only last for a few seconds or a few minutes at most. It reappears a few times or many times a day in similar short bursts.
• Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
SCAD is a very rare condition and it occurs spontaneously. Hence it is very important to notice the symptoms and get treatment immediately. SCAD is an important cause of silent heart attack especially in young women.
• Coronary Vasospasm
This is one of the important causes of silent heart attack. Coronary artery spasm is a sudden, temporary tightening of the muscles in the artery wall.
It is necessary to maintain proper blood pressure level, cholesterol level and blood sugar level. Patient who already had a previous heart attack, they should take special precautions. Prevention is always better than cure.
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