Stopping a Heart Attack in its Tracks
Heart disease is the UAE’s leading cause of death, with heart attacks striking around 15 years earlier than the global average, according to the World Health Organization. However, in many cases these fatalities can be prevented.
By recognizing the symptoms of heart attacks early, people can be treated before their heart experiences further damage, saving patients’ lives. Individuals should not ignore any signs or changes to their body and should seek immediate help if they experience one or more symptoms of a heart attack. Here’s what to watch out for.
Remember: Patients should remain seated until they receive help, as any movement can increase strain on the heart.
(Written by: Dr. Jacques W. Kobersy, Institute Chair of Emergency Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Emergency Medicine Institute)