Most patients have reported to have experienced a heart attack without even realising it for all the symptoms they went through were so unrelated to the functioning of their heart. The prevalent belief is that when you experience a heart attack, the pain will result in your heart, but the truth is that only those who have experienced cardiac arrests and emergence can tell you how sneaky, subtle and weird the symptoms of heart ailments or heart attacks tend to be.
These symptoms tend to occur when and where we least expect them to occur, and even young men and women are not immune to their occurrence.
Research reveals that heart attacks most commonly occur amongst women after 10 years of experiencing menopause. However, even young women are likely to develop heart problems, and statistics reveal that nearly 30,000 women below the age of 50 have been diagnosed with heart disease. Further statistics reveal that heart disease is one of the highest cause of death for women above the age of 35. Moreover, heart ailments account for 1 in every 4 deaths.
One reason why heart disease is extremely common and often goes undetected is because the symptoms are very easy to shrug off and dismissed as they tend to have very little to do with the heart. Younger women are particularly lazy about identifying the symptoms until it’s too late.
We’ve listed down all the weird symptoms that indicate heart trouble so you can be extra vigilant about the health of your heart. Here, take a look:
1. Upper Back Pressure
It’s important to understand the onset of a heart attack doesn’t always impact the heart, but it can also be felt in other body parts. Most patients tend to complain that a heart attacks feel as if an elephant is sitting on top of their chest, but in certain cases, you can also feel the weight of an elephant straining your upper back. Therefore, if you are experiencing a massive amount of pressure or pain on your upper back, it could be an indication of a heart attack.