Having a heart attack is something which can lead to death – but there are sometimes signs more than a month before that it could be likely. There are a number of symptoms to be aware of which will happen in the weeks running up to it which can be major warning signs.
If they are heeded and tests done, then it is possible preventative action can ber taken. Data from the British Heart Foundation says a person is admitted to a UK hospital every five minutes due to a heart attack and 3 out of 10 people don’t survive the attack.
Between April 2019 and March 2020 over 86,500 people had a heart attack (and were admitted to hospital) across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In the 1960s more than 7 out of 10 heart attacks in the UK were fatal. Today at least 7 out of 10 people survive. An estimated 1.1 million people alive in England today have survived a heart attack.