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Early Signs & Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Saif Ali Khan was rushed to Lilavati Hospital after he complained of severe chest pains……
It was a heart attack. However Nawab fought it out

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“Mr. Ramesh Chander Chadha had a sudden pain and heaviness in his chest and it became unbearable and was immediately risuhed to Apollo Hospitals here in Hyderabad where he was diagnosed as severe heart attack

Dr Vijay Dikshit is a Senior Consultant & Director Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad. He is also the Senior most cardio thoracic surgeon in Andhra Pradesh & Telengana with over 20,000 surgeries to his credit. He is the treating physican of Mr.Chadha  says you can identify a Myocardial infarction (MI) or acute myocardial infarction (AMI) commonly known as heart attack:

  • Sudden, and  severe, chest pain
  • Sweating and breathlessness
  • Discomfort in the chest and around
  • Nabbing Pain in the neck, back, stomach or arm at times

Golden Hour:

The golden hour is the time you first experience the pain and reach hospital and it’s important not to neglect such symptoms and rush to the nearest hospital with in 1 hour or 6o min.

Dr. Dikshit Says that a patient can be saved if he reaches the hospital on time.  Some more pointers that you must remember in such cases are:

  • Do not drive yourself to the hospital
  • Somebody to accompany you
  • Get an angiogram

Dr. Vijay Dikshit  says the four to six hour window between the first attack and reaching hospital is crucial, post that, it becomes impossible for a medical practitioner to stop or reverse the damage the heart muscles have undergone.

Dr.Dikshit will be talking about risk factors of heart disease in his next blog

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