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Symptoms of heart attack can vary from one individual to another. Even the symptoms of one episode are different from that of another episode in the same person. Some symptoms appear suddenly while others give plenty of warning. A heart attack occurs early in men as compared to women.

Symptoms of heart attack in women vary greatly. Some may experience one or two symptoms at a time while others may show all or many symptoms. There are women who show no symptoms before their heart attack. The sooner the symptoms are recognized and appropriate action is taken, the better it is.

Heart during a Heart Attack

Our heart muscle is surrounded by a group of blood vessels, called coronary arteries. The main function of these arteries is to supply oxygen-rich blood and other nutrients. The heart muscle needs an abundant supply of the blood. A heart attack occurs when a coronary artery becomes blocked reducing this blood supply.

Myocardial infarction is commonly known as ‘heart attack’. It is the most common heart condition experienced by people across the world. A myocardial infarction is a life threatening heart condition in which heart muscles experience sudden cut in oxygenated blood supply that results in the damage of heart tissues.