Left Jaw Pain? Beware of Minor Heart Attack

Heart attacks don’t always come with severe symptoms.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — In quite a number of cases, a heart attack can lead to death. However, sometimes heart attack may present in milder severity with symptoms that are often overlooked, such as jaw pain.

A heart attack can occur when the heart does not get an adequate supply of oxygen from the blood. Coronary heart disease is the most common health problem that causes heart attacks.

According to the American Heart Association, heart attacks are often accompanied by symptoms of chest pain. However, not all heart attacks appear in severe conditions.

Sometimes a heart attack can occur with less severity, known as a myocardial infarction without ST segment elevation (NSTEMI). In layman’s language, this condition is more often referred to as a mild heart attack.

In NSTEMI, the heart does not suffer much damage and can pump normally. Harvard Medical School says heart attacks are usually only diagnosed when a patient undergoes a heart exam and doctors find evidence of damage to the heart.

It is important to recognize heart attack symptoms in order to prevent the occurrence of heart damage in the long term. The following are five symptoms of a mild heart attack, as reported by: Times Now News, Friday.

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