He pre-infarction is a term used as a synonym for a condition called angina pectoris. It can be stable or unstable, the latter being more serious as it can be a prelude to a heart attack.
Though considered a less dangerous condition, it is a sign of a malfunction in the heart, and if something is wrong, you should pay attention.
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Dr. Dante Lindefjeld, a cardiologist at the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases at Los Andes University Hospital, noted in an article published by the institution that “chest pain, referred to as angina pectoris, is the most classic symptom of acute myocardial infarction.”
“It is characterized by tightness on the left side or in the center of the chest, pain may radiate to the neck, jaw, and left arm. This is usually also accompanied by a feeling fatigue, profuse sweating, nausea, vomiting, among other things,” he said.
But sudden chest pain that causes a person to faint does not always occur. There are symptoms that can be much more subtle and appear at different times.
The Texas Heart Institute warns of other signs:
-Persistent discomfort similar to indigestion.
– Unpleasant pressure in the chest that radiates to the shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back.
– Dizziness, fainting, sweating or upset stomach.
– Difficulty breathing without explanation.
Unexplained anxiety, weakness, nausea, or fatigue.
– Awareness of the presence of violations of the normal heartbeat.
– Unexplained sweat
– Pale skin.
“If the pain lasts less than 10 minutes, damage to the heart muscle is probably not noticeable on both imaging and lab tests. In this case, you are facing a pre-infarction condition. But if it lasts longer, it is highly likely that the occlusion will cause damage to the heart muscle and escalate into a heart attack,” explains Dr. Lindefjeld.
Many people do not associate these symptoms with a heart attack and do not seek medical attention early, but if you have any of these symptoms for five minutes or more you should contact your doctor immediately.
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Angina pectoris is a symptom of coronary heart disease and occurs with insufficient blood flow to the heart.
While you can learn to predict when you’ll have symptoms, if your angina is stable, it’s best not to play it down and see a doctor who can advise you on how to treat and care for it.
Remember that unstable angina is an emergency and may indicate a heart attack. as noted by the specialized portal Cigna.
Laura Alejandra Albarracin Restrepo
WRITING A DIGITAL AREA