Chest pressure – When you are experiencing pressure on your chest it is always a good idea to get it looked at by a doctor. This is especially important when you are a high risk patient. The pressure on your chest will increase more and more in the event of an oncoming heart attack. The pressure and pain may also radiate into other parts of the body such as arms, shoulders and back.

Cold or flu – Many people who have ever had a heart attack describe flu-like symptoms in the period before the heart attack struck.

Tiredness – Do you often feel tired? Fatigue is also a symptom that there is a less than optimal circulation in your heart. When your heart has bad circulation, it has to work harder to continue to circulate your blood. This is noticeable when you get fatigue.

Shortness of breath – Another sign your body presents is shortness of breath. When the blood vessels get clogged your lungs also get less blood which makes them less able to do their work properly. Your heart and lungs work together closely. When one of the two works less well, this will have a direct effect on the other.

If you recognize these symptoms, we recommend you to always consult a doctor.