A heart attack generally occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart. A person suffering from a heart attack may feel intense chest pains. Other symptoms include pain or discomfort in the arms, neck, back, stomach, or jaw and sudden shortness of breath. Smoking and obesity are major contributing factors to heart-attacks. Treatments range from lifestyle changes, medication, and stents to bypass surgery.
Angioplasties are increasingly recommended for uncomplicated cases with minimum blockages as they are less invasive and require shorter recovery time. However, as with any surgery, there are quite…
Dr. Rahul Gupta, Chief Interventional Cardiologist at Apollo Hospital, Mumbai, discusses the symptoms of a heart attack, the difference between acid burn and heart pain and the immediate steps to take in case of a heart attack.