The sudden deaths of Puneet Rajkumar and Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla last year highlight the importance of knowing the symptoms of cardiac arrest. Health professionals are concerned because young Indians are developing coronary artery disease 10 years earlier than their American, European, and Japanese counterparts.
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A heart attack occurs when blood flow, which brings oxygen to the heart muscle, is reduced or obstructed by a narrowing of the arteries that supply the heart. Signs of a heart attack may include chest pain, breathlessness, breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, upper body pain or dizziness.
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Women have non-typical symptoms of a heart attack like shortness of breath, vomiting or nausea, and sweating or pain which is not in the centre of the chest but maybe on the left side or in the hands.
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Doctors suggest avoiding certain foods and drinks to prevent the risk of having coronary artery diseases. These include alcoholic drinks and drugs, nicotine-based drinks, high sugar/fructose-based drinks and foods, trans-fat-based food, beef or high cholesterol-based foods, or fat-based in general.