Symptoms of a heart attack are in most cases easy to identify, If someone suffers from a sudden pain in the chest area that extends to the left arm or back, it must be addressed immediately, as this seriously threatening. But when it is a pre-infarction or angina pectoris the situation is not as dangerous, even if it requires prompt medical attention, since it is a clear sign that something is wrong.

To have clear symptoms of a pre-stroke, we will describe what signs should be taken into account, to prevent problems are much greater.

The first thing to be clear is that is actually a pre-infarction: the pre-stroke is a mismatch in the proper functioning of the heart muscle, called myocardium. Malfunctioning of this muscle causes severe pain in the chest, which occurs because the heart is not receiving normal blood flow. The chest pain may occur frequently and acutely, being a clear sign that there is a process coronary artery disease, which it requires specialized treatment that can only be done by the cardiologist.

Symptoms of a pre-infarct

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • pain in the arms, neck, jaw, shoulder or back.
  • Sickness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Anxiety
  • Perspiration
  • Lightheadedness.

People who have suffered a pre-infarction discomfort described as having a strong chest tightness, as if a heavy weight loaded.

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Pre-heart attack symptoms in women

In women the symptoms can be very different, because they do not feel oppression, or heavy feeling, just feel twinges, nausea, shortness of breath or pain in the abdomen, so it can be confused with other health problems, thus delaying the correct diagnosis, which is not in no way very favorable.

How bad can be a pre-heart attack?

Actually a pre-infarction can be very different from another in the severity and duration. Must take into account and be alert to new or different symptoms because you can try a unstable angina pectoris which is much more dangerous than classic angina.

The most important recommendation to do is visit the doctor when you see one or more of these symptoms, as it is a clear sign that the heart is not working as it should, therefore the beginning of a treatment is needed to correct the problem in time.


  • Vasodilators consumption, which control blood pressure, making the blood vessels to relax, enhancing blood flow.
  • a drastic change is necessary in the diet, implementing a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and avoid all fatty foods.
  • Practice moderate exercise, such as walking and cycling, this kind of exercise is helpful to increase blood flow to the heart.


The pre-stroke is also characterized when chest pain on exertion and relieved by rest a little occurs.  A heart attack causes a much stronger pain, can last more than five minutes does not improve when taking a break.


Do not forget that prevention is the best way to live healthy and maintain an acceptable quality of life, therefore you should go regularly to perform the respective controls to detect any heart problem and to receive appropriate treatment.