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I feeling flutter and flip flap like in my chest having been diagnosed with VSD & Atrial fibrillation for which I take cardrone 100 & Acitrom I mg daily. When I undergo ECG after pounding either for full day intermittently oo occasionally .what could b possible cause though I am on glycomet850 mg & thyroxine 75 mg for diabetes & hyperthyroidism though I am now accostmed with this episode but at times I feel scared with pounding of heart either with tachycardia or bradycardia. I feel as if veins of my heart are pounding. What should I do as VSD is very small from left to right shunt & does not need surgery. please advice any more medicine for this pounding. I am 60 years old and fed up due to taking of medicine s.
A possible symptom of heart attack may be severe chest pain
Severe chest pain and a combination of the following symptoms can mean a person is having an acute heart attack. Severe chest pain is often described by patients as the worst pain of their lives, and is likened to something very heavy pressing on the chest.
Symptoms of a heart attack:
- Possible symptoms of a heart attack include the following:
- Pain that appears to spread up to the neck or down to the left arm
- Feeling faint and/or nausea
- Risk factors of heart attack
- A history of heart problems
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Dos and don'ts in the event of a heart attack:
- Call for an ambulance.
- Paramedics should be trained to stabilise the patient’s condition with medication, and the ambulance be equipped with a defibrillator to resuscitate the patient should the heart stop en route.
- Get ready the patient’s personal effects such as personal identification, medical insurance and other documents for admission.
- Have the patient seated in a location where he can be transferred easily to a stretcher.
- Let the paramedics know about any drug allergies or past medical history
- Drive or take public transport to the hospital, even if the patient lives nearby. As the patient’s condition may deteriorate en route, it is safer to wait for an ambulance. Also, ambulances also get priority on arriving at a&e.
- Ignore the pain. Get anxious about time wasted when the paramedics perform an on-site ecg.