Sudden heart attack may not be so sudden after all, as in fact, more than 50% of people who have had a heart attack have had one of four warning signs for up to a month before.
The most common symptoms that are warning signs are:
– chest pain and shortness of breath
– dizziness, fainting or palpitations
Treating one or more of these symptoms up to a month before a real heart attack is common, say researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, USA. The researchers came to this conclusion by examining the experiences of 567 men who had survived a heart attack. Of these, 53% experienced one of the warning symptoms up to a month before, although sometimes the first signs appeared just one hour before the insult itself.
Researchers warn and recommend that you seek immediate help if you experience any of the above symptoms:
– only 9% of those who experience a heart attack outside the hospital survive to tell the story
(Source: Proceedings of the American Heart Association scientific sessions, November 19, 2013)
In herbal medicine, the “food for the heart” is hawthorn, the most effective herb for strengthening the heart and balancing the circulatory system.
It softens the deposits in the arteries, has beneficial effects against high blood pressure and angina, while it is also indicated for the treatment of arrhythmias and tachycardia.
It is considered the drug of angina, antispasmodic with cardiac and hypotensive dominance, it is also used in emergency systolic arrhythmia.