Natural remedy for Heart Attack

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PREVENT HEART ATTACK NATURALLY.

Nature has provided us with different coloured fruits and vegetables and they are in different smell and taste. Each one gives us different nutrients essential for health. Eating plenty of natural fruits and vegetables will prevent heart attack.
We can take them individually or together as fruit salad or vegetable salad.

Tomato

Lycopene present in tomatoes reduces the risk of heart diseases by improving the endothelium of the blood vessels of the heart. They are rich in vitamin C, folic acid, beta carotene, antioxidants and fiber.

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Orange

Orange contains beta-carotene and folates.

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Apple, Pear, Banana

They have anti-oxidants, flavonoids and Quercetin which lowers heart attack.

Grapes

They Contain polyphenols, resveratrol and anthocyanins which prevents heart  attack and stroke.

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BLUE BERRY

They contain flavonoids, ellagic acid and anthocynins. They are rich in antioxidants and fiber which reduces bad cholesterol.

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CHOCOLATE

Epicatechin present boosts nitric oxide which improves blood supply to the heart by improving the blood vessels of the heart.

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COCONUT

Contains medium chain fatty acid which protects the Heart. Coconut water is rich in potassium which keeps blood pressure under control.

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NUTS

Nuts like almonds, walnuts and flax seed contains good fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals. These protect the heart.

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FISH

Fish like Salmon, Mackerel, and Tuna are high in Omega 3 fatty acid which protects the heart by increasing good cholesterol.

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GREEN TEA

Reduces bad cholesterol and it acts as blood thinner. It is rich in antioxidants.

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ONIONS

Acts as blood thinner, reduces blood sugar and bad cholesterol.

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SPICES

GARLIC

It reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. Reduces blood clotting and acts as a blood thinner.

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CAYENNE PEPPER

Contain Capsaicin which improves elasticity of blood vessels and reduce blood clotting.

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GINGER

It has anti-inflammatory action. It improves blood supply to the heart.  It contains lot of fiber.

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CINNAMON

They are rich in fiber, calcium and magnesium which reduce Arrhythmia and regulate heartbeat. Chinnamaldehide, a chemical present in cinnamon prevents blood clot formation.

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Regular intake of the above fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of heart attack.

Heart Attack

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Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

What is Heart Attack?

Sudden pain or discomfort in the chest due to sudden loss of blood supply to the heart, results from blockage of the coronary arteries (blood vessel supplying blood to the heart).

What produces Heart Attack?

Blockage of blood supply to the heart occurs due to sudden spasm of the blood vessel or blood clot blocking the arteries or thickening of the arterial wall due to atherosclerosis (gradual deposition of fat on inner walls of blood vessels).

The symptoms felt by the patient.

The patient may have sudden pain under the sternum with excessive sweating. The pain may be of crushing type and may be felt in the left arm, neck, jaw or shoulder. Patient may have breathlessness and the patient may collapse. 20% of the patients may not feel the pain (Diabetic patients and elderly patients).

What to do?

  • Call the ambulance and shift the patient to coronary care unit of a hospital.
  • Make the patient sit in comfortable position.
  • Ask the patient, if he is already on medication for heart attack. Give him nitro-glycerine or isosorbide dinitrate tablet to keep under the tongue.
  • Make him chew or swallow aspirin tablet (avoid, if the patient is allergic of aspirin or having peptic ulcer.
  • If the patient is unconscious, give cardio pulmonary resuscitation or give chest compression at the rate of about 100 per minute until the arrival of medical team.

Investigations to be done.

  • ECG: (Electro cardiogram) ST elevation or depression may be seen. Q waves can be seen.
  • Echo cardiogram can be done to test the function of the heart and note regional wall motion abnormalities.
  • Cardiac troponin  and creatinine kinase test in blood, which may be elevated.
  • Coronary angiogram after the patient becomes stable to diagnose the site of blockage.

Treatment given.

  • Drugs like nitrates to dilate blood vessels.
  • Injection Morphine to reduce pain.
  • Oxygen through nasal mask.
  • Intravenous thrombolysis.
  • Injection streplokinase or urokinase can be given to dissolve the clot.
  • Coronary Angioplasty with stent insertion can be done.
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting can be done.

Prevention.

  • Stop smoking
  • Life style modification
  • Low fat Diet
  • Exercise

Post infarction care.

  • Psychological counselling for anxiety and depression.
  • Rehabilitation programs include exercise training, counselling occupational therapy to make the patient live independently.