Cómo puede la hipertensión arterial provocar un ataque al corazón

Damage can build over time

ataque al corazón

The excess strain and resulting damage from high blood pressure causes the coronary arteries serving the heart to slowly become narrowed from plaque — a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances. This slow process is called atherosclerosis.

As arteries harden with plaque, blood clots are more likely to form. When an artery becomes blocked due to plaque buildup or a blood clot, the flow of blood through the heart muscle is interrupted, starving the muscle of oxygen and nutrients. The damage or death of part of the heart muscle that occurs as a result is a ataque al corazón.

Vea lo que ocurre durante un ataque al corazón.

Si sospecha que está sufriendo un ataque al corazón.

Pain or pressure in the chest is the most common symptom of a heart attack. Other symptoms include: 

  • Pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort
  • Nausea or light-headedness 

If you experience one or more of these warning signs, call 911 immediately, even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack. EMS staff can begin treatment when they arrive — up to an hour sooner than if someone gets to the hospital by a vehicle. People with chest pain who arrive by ambulance usually receive faster treatment at the hospital, too.

No permita que la hipertensión arterial provoque un ataque al corazón:

escalera humana para escalar una pared

Apoyo que lo eleva

Nuestra comunidad en línea de pacientes, supervivientes y cuidadores está aquí para que siga adelante sin importar los obstáculos. Hemos pasado por ello, y no dejaremos que lo haga sola.


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