….the squeezing sensation. Those more likely to experience this form of heart attack are the elderly, women, those with diabetes and people with long term inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Maori and Pasifika people are also considered more likely to experience this form of a heart attack. These groups, in particular, should be assessed as a matter of urgency if any of the warning signs described are present, no matter how mild they may appear.
Information that you do not need to know but may prove helpful at a pub quiz. The medical term for heart attack is Myocardial infarction; it effectively means “death of heart muscle.”
A list of common signs and symptoms of a heart attack, please remember that not all may be present during the event and a lack of chest pain is not uncommon.
Tomorrow we continue looking at what the new guideline says about managing a person having a suspected heart attack.
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