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A Personal Story of Heart Attack

Hello Loves Health | Zul's story from himself..

Hi ,
I idea of sharing my recent experience alongside all of you lot alongside the promise that you lot could gain something from it. Note the symptoms together with alert signs that i volition live relating. Suspecting that your are getting pump laid on together with making your trend every bit fast every bit possible to the infirmary , I think , is the primal to surviving it.
So hither is my story.


It was belatedly Sat nighttime together with I was watching a documentary on Nat. Geo. Everyone had gone to bed hours earlier. My married adult woman had been preparing to larn out for her ane calendar week trip to Institute Aminuddin Baki at Genting Highland the adjacent morning.


It started alongside hurting roughly the shoulder part spreading to the arms. My cervix felt real uncomfortable. It's something I e'er larn whenever I sit down inwards a weird seat for an extended fourth dimension (in this instance I am sitting where the TV is on my correct side so I direct hold to plow my caput when watching) or I also gets it after hours inwards front end of the computer. So I though , it's because of the trend I was sitting that causes it but I had solely sat in that location for virtually 10 minutes. Earlier , I was sitting comfortable alongside the TV straight. So I decided I should simply function to bed. After all its already virtually 1:30 inwards the morning. Normally , lying apartment on the bed helps every bit I direct hold done so many times after sitting for hours inwards front end of a computer.


Just every bit I was going upwardly the stairs , I started to experience a trivial silly together with my tum feels weird together with warm. When I got inwards the sleeping room , the a/c was on together with it was quite cool. I prevarication downward on the bed. Minutes afterwards I started to sweat- mutual frigidity sweat. The sweating was so bad that it started dripping from my caput together with the dorsum of my ears. My tum feels similar I direct hold eaten also much (I did non truly ate a lot that night…it simply felt that way). It feels every bit if it I am having a bad instance of indigestion together with heartburn. Minutes afterwards I started to experience similar I am going to puke.. It's the same feeling when you lot larn a severe headache , effort together with feels similar you lot are going to vomit (but this fourth dimension no headache)


I got upwardly , went downstairs together with catch myself minyak cap limau. I e'er hold this handy for tum discomfort or “angin”. The sweating is getting worst together with every bit I sat on the sofa , effort started to drip on to the floor. There was so much of it that my shirt is all moisture so I took it off together with set my shirt on the flooring where the effort was dripping.

I drank a drinking glass of warm H2O together with decided to function dorsum to the bedroom. The dizziness is silent there. My arms felt numb all the trend to my fingers. I idea if I could larn some slumber so all of these would function away. So I prevarication downward on the bed. I was so sleepy that inwards betwixt awake together with slumber I could melody to my pump beat. It sounded weird , irregular. At this betoken my breathing was real heavy. The warm inwards my tum feels similar its moving upwardly to the breast area.I hold thinking together with trying to figure out what was going on. Is it simply "angin" or indigestion or is it due to nutrient poisoning.


I got upwardly , went to the can together with tried to brand myself puke but couldn't. So I came dorsum into the sleeping room together with sits at the border of the bed.. My appear upwardly was already real pale , I experience real tired together with the sweating was silent real bad , dripping on the flooring . Still sitting on the border of the bed together with feeling real tired together with sleepy , I think bespeak my sis inwards constabulary a yr before virtually the symptoms she had when she had a pump laid on together with it seems all the symptoms are there. I silent could non believe that I am having a pump attack.

About one-half an hr had passed together with I am silent virtually 50-50 whether to wake upwardly together with inform my wife. Then I thought…if this is truly a pump laid on , so I could function tonight. I idea of my lovely married adult woman together with my kids together with finally decided to wake my married adult woman upwardly together with inform her what is going on.. She was surprised to run into my shirt was all moisture together with my appear upwardly real pale together with effort dripping. I told her that the symptom I am having is real much similar the ane her sis had told me together with that nosotros should function to hospital.

It solely took us virtually xv minutes to brand it to the hospital. When nosotros arrived at the emergency ward , I could barely walk. I was so tired together with was having difficulty breathing. I was instantly asked to prevarication downward together with an ECG was performed. An oxygen subway scheme was placed inwards my nostril together with I tin run into nurses together with infirmary assistants running towards me. At this betoken the hurting had spread to the jaw together with teeth.

The nurses started to poke my wrist together with the dorsum of my hands alongside needles. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 drip was connected to my correct arm spell at the same fourth dimension a machine that controls a modest bottle of medicine was injected on my left hand. I was asked to house a modest tablet of medicine nether my tongue.
Half an hr afterwards the sweating stops together with it feels a trivial better. In the meantime , my married adult woman who was silent waiting exterior was silent non informed of what had happened to me. It was 2 hours afterwards that she started to inquire what is happening together with she was told that I had suffered a major pump attack.

After completing 2 bottles of drips , I was so pushed into the ICU. ECG/EKG was performed every one-half an hr for the residual of the nighttime every bit good every bit throughout the adjacent day. When the doc came inwards the forenoon , I was informed that I had suffered a major pump attack.

On the scale of 0 to 10 , where 0 way live together with 10 way dead , the doc asked me where I think I stood. I idea for awhile together with said 6.5. He said no together with said that it was truly virtually a 9.5. I was so shocked. The doc so started to give me a cardio 101 lesson together with explained that they had injected me alongside the strongest clot busting drug inwards the globe when I arrived. Clot buster thins the blood together with helped to ensure blood proceed to current but does non truly solve the blockage problem.

I suppose the clot buster is almost similar to the chemic nosotros utilization inwards our kitchen sink when it gets clogged.

After 4 days inwards ICU I was confirmed stable together with plans were existence made to movement me for farther observation inwards the full general ward. An twenty-four hr menstruum of the month was made alongside the pump specialist inwards Penang GH but I had to queue for virtually a calendar month before I could fifty-fifty run into the doc together with performing an angiogram/angioplasty would so accept some other dyad of months.

I decided I create non desire to await together with asked the doc whether I could live transferred to a person hospital. The doc was real helpful together with recommended a specialist for me at the KPJ infirmary inwards Bandar Perda. He called upwardly the doc (Dr Safari) together with brand arrangements to post me there.

When I arrived at virtually 7pm , Doctor Safari greeted me. He said I was real lucky together with that the fast activity of going to the infirmary saved me. He so scheduled for an angiogram together with also an angioplasty instantly the adjacent morning. An angiogram is to run into how bad the clot was together with where it is. It is also to determine the status of the other coronary arteries (there are iii principal ones). Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 balloon angioplasty is to clear the blockage inwards the artery hence allowing blood to current again.

The physical care for took several hours alongside solely trivial hurting together with discomfort. Although the physical care for is safer than an opened upwardly pump operation , it is silent unsafe together with could live life threatening. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 flexible catheter is injected into the groin artery together with so guided all the trend upwardly to the heart.. Then a dye was injected together with on the x-ray covert you lot could determine where the blockage was. I silent direct hold an 80% blockage (the clot buster I approximate managed to clear virtually 20% which helped to allow blood to current dorsum into my heart. It did non resolve the occupation inwards whole). Was told that when a blood current to the pump is blocked , whatsoever part of the pump that did non larn plenty blood together with oxygen would so function off , permanently. This so causes the pump to live weak together with disrupt its efficiency. Mine was considered a major because the clog happens inwards the principal artery which could harm a huge part of the pump below it.

Once the blockage is determined , a modest balloon is inflated to force the clogs against the artery walls together with a drug coated stent (a form of wire network tube) is placed to ensure the arteries create non collapse again. When the balloon is deflated together with removed , the stent stays together with overtime would function purpose of the coronary artery. The stent is treated alongside some types of drugs to foreclose a recurrence of abnormal narrowing due to farther clotting of the blood since it is made of metallic together with it attracts blood platelet to stick to it. I was non able to walk or fifty-fifty movement my correct leg the outset vi hours after the procedure. I spent some other twenty-four hr menstruum inwards the infirmary together with was released the adjacent twenty-four hr menstruum alongside a calendar month long MC.


So what were the symptoms again?
1. Pain roughly cervix together with shoulder part together with spreading to the arms(in my instance it was the left arm).
2. Feeling of indigestion and/or heartburn. Feel warm inwards the tum that slow moves upwardly to the chest.
3. Pressure , fullness or hurting inwards the pith of the breast
4. Sudden weakness , dizziness , fainting , sweating , nausea or shortness of breath


Some people (men) direct hold the classic symptoms of severe hurting inwards the breast (feels similar someone is squeezing your heart) but I solely felt a trivial hurting when I was already inwards hospital. The to a higher house 4 symptoms yet , should live by together with large truthful to pump attacks inwards both men together with women.
If you lot suspect you lot are getting a pump attack. Go chop-chop to the hospital. Every 2nd counts.