News

Cardiologist Litvyakova named 5 classic and 8 atypical signs of a heart attack

– A heart attack has typical manifestations: chest pain. Are there any unusual symptoms?

– Indeed, the typical manifestations of acute myocardial infarction include burning or pressing pains in the heart with irradiation (recoil) to the left shoulder blade, shoulder and forearm. These pains are usually preceded by brisk walking, physical or psycho-emotional overload. An important difference between acute myocardial infarction is the accompanying weakness, shortness of breath, cold sticky sweat, the inability to find the position of the body to reduce pain, and the lack of effect from the use of painkillers.

Atypical signs of acute myocardial infarction include the “asthmatic form”, which is accompanied by a dry cough, suffocation, and a feeling of chest tightness.

– Our readers said that they had a heart attack with prolonged hiccups. Is it possible?

– Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm and intercostal muscles. Such a manifestation is unlikely, perhaps it was a coincidence.

Back to top button