Every year 10,000 Israelis have a heart attack - a frightening, shocking and of course also dangerous experience. Prof. Kobi Shaham, director of the cardiac intensive care unit at the Ichilov Hospital's cardiology department, was a guest on the "Expert Clinic" podcast to explain what warning signs we must be aware of, and how heart attacks can be prevented.
And let's start with the most important question - what does a heart attack feel like?
"When we experience a heart attack, it is caused by a sharp decrease in the blood supply in the coronary arteries that supply the blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. This is usually caused by a blood clot within atherosclerosis, which supplies the blood and oxygen to the heart," Prof. Shaham explained, "as anywhere in the body, as soon as there is a decrease in blood and oxygen, we will feel a sharp pain, because the tissues experience a sudden lack of oxygen supply."
Read more at: https://www.jpost.com/health-and-wellness/article-726244