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Weak Heart: 5 Warning Signs That Your Heart Health is Deteriorating

Heart attack instances are on the rise, and people are always afraid. A ninth-grade student from the City Montessori School in Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, unexpectedly passed out on September 21. 


Even though CPR was administered, the youngster could not be rescued and was sent to the hospital right away. Similarly, 24-year-old Vineet Kunwariya died from a heart attack on September 25 during Garba practice in Jamnagar, Gujarat.


Heart attack is no longer limited by age; it can affect individuals from young children to adults. In light of this, being vigilant about heart health is crucial. On the occasion of World Heart Day, let's explore answers to essential questions related to heart health.


What symptoms indicate that someone is having a heart attack?


There are several symptoms of heart health to be aware of. However, these symptoms often appear late.


How does the risk of a heart attack rise even in young people, and what weakens the heart?


The fact that the average age of a first heart attack used to be about 60 years old is the most problematic feature. But nowadays, people of various ages are suffering from heart attacks. Heredity, hectic lives, lack of sleep, bad lifestyle choices, and excessive activity are risk factors. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing stress, getting adequate sleep, and exercising frequently are essential.


How can one care for one's heart, considering the increasing cases of heart attacks?


To maintain heart health, it is essential to control five medical factors:


  1. Weight: Control weight according to BMI.
  2. Blood Pressure (BP): Maintain blood pressure at 120/80.
  3. Heart Rate: The heart rate should be between 55 and 90 beats per minute.
  4. Cholesterol: Bad cholesterol should be less than 100 mg/dL, and good cholesterol should be more than 60 mg/dL.
  5. Sugar: Fasting blood sugar should be less than 126 mg/dL, and post-meal sugar should be less than 160 mg/dL.


Are heart attacks and cardiac arrest the same thing?


No, cardiac arrest and heart attack are different medical terms. Cardiac arrest is a sudden cessation of heart function, while a heart attack occurs when blood cannot reach the heart. Both are severe conditions, but they manifest differently.


How can one recognize if a person is having a heart attack or cardiac arrest?


  • Cardiac arrest happens suddenly, and there are no visible symptoms.
  • If a person suddenly collapses, it indicates cardiac arrest.
  • No response is observed when tapping the person's back and shoulders.
  • The person's heart rate becomes rapid, and normal breathing is impaired.
  • Pulse and blood pressure drop.
  • In this condition, blood and oxygen cannot reach various body parts.


Can loud music and DJ dancing harm the heart?


Yes, exposure to sounds exceeding 50 decibels can stress the heart. It is essential to be cautious about loud noises and maintain a healthy environment.


From what age should one start taking care of their heart?


While there is no specific age to start caring for any part of the body, it is crucial to be mindful of heart health early on. Regular cholesterol checks are recommended from the age of 30. Those with a family history of heart issues should be particularly attentive.

Caring for heart health is a lifelong commitment; awareness is the key to prevention. Regular health check-ups, a healthy lifestyle, and stress management contribute to maintaining a healthy heart. On this World Heart Day, let's prioritize our heart health and encourage others to do the same.


Immediate Steps to Take in Case of a Heart Attack


  • Provide CPR: If there are even slight indications of a heart attack in the body, immediately administer CPR. Promptly call a close relative, family member, friend, or an ambulance and take the patient to the doctor.
  • Aspirin Tablet: After a heart attack, take a sublingual aspirin tablet beneath your tongue within thirty minutes. Because aspirin inhibits the production of blood clots, blocked blood arteries are kept open.
  • Elevate Legs with a Pillow: In case of a heart attack or chest pain until the doctor arrives, lay the patient comfortably, placing a pillow under their legs. Tell the patient to breathe slowly while you open the windows, turn on the fan or air conditioning, and turn on the air conditioning.




If you think there’s something wrong going on with your cardiac health, never be shy to reach out for advice. Knowing the signs and symptoms of heart problems can go a long way in preventing more serious conditions from developing. 


Monitor the 5 warning signs mentioned in this post, check your lifestyle habits and contact your doctor or visit a super speciality hospital if you are worried even slightly. 

Late detection of heart problems may have dire consequences, so it’s always best to take precautions early on - make sure your heart is healthy and strong! 


So pay attention to these warning signs and educate yourself about heart health: they could not only save your life, but could lead you towards greater peace of mind and overall wellbeing. Take action now; take charge of your own health!


This blog has been converted from the PR Article - Heart Attack Symptoms And Treatment Explained 

Dr. Nagendra Singh Chouhan
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