Am I at High Risk of a Hypertensive Heart Attack?

Q:
I suspect I am having a heart attack as I feel some unknown pressure in my chest and also pain from time to time. I have three years of the hypertension. Am I at high risk?
A:  
Pain and pressure in the chest is not a good thing. They are the most common signs of a heart attack. You should take professional tests both in your blood pressure and heart condition under your doctor’s direction.
Besides, you should pay more attention to the possible signs listed:

  • pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck or jaw
  • shortness of breath
  • nausea
  • light-headedness

If you are experiencing one or more of these signs, CALL 9-1-1 immediately.

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