A heart attack is a medical emergency. A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart is blocked or cut off. If there’s not sufficient oxygen-rich blood flowing to the heart, it can cause damage to the affected area. As a result, the heart muscle begins to die.
Symptoms include tightness or pain in the chest, neck, back or arms, as well as fatigue, lightheadedness, abnormal heartbeat and anxiety. Women are more likely to have atypical symptoms than men.
Treatment ranges from lifestyle changes and cardiac rehabilitation to medication, stents and bypass surgery.
A senior medical practitioner in Ghana and the CEO of Profecy Scientific Herbal Clinic, Noble Dr. Mensah Bonsu has raised a concern about how Ghanaians are dying from myocardial infarction also known as Heart Attacks.
Dr. Bonsu detailed that heart attack is a silent killer disease claiming the lives of healthy and unhealthy Ghanaians even more than Road Accidents and covid19 pandemic.
Dr. Bonsu citing the example mentioned the late Daniel Toffey, the 27 years old Ghanaian Gospel musician who died of heart attacks last month on a flight from Accra to Washington DC even in the midst of 7 great doctors.
Another instance is Ike Sherdrack, a French passenger whose life was saved by two Ghanaian Doctors on board from Brussels to Accra just this weekend.
Doctor Bonsu made the shocking revelation when he organized a free health screening for the people of Amasaman in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region today.
Dr. Bonsu urged Ghanaians to consider regular check-ups to reduce myocardial attacks.
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