ACHES AND PAINS AFTER A HEART ATTACK.

After a heart attack, many people are more aware of odd aches and pains in the chest. These are normally muscle aches. Some people experience pain on activity, which is similar to the pain of a heart attack but milder. This could be angina and you should, therefore, stop and take the following action:    

ACTION TO TAKE IF YOU HAVE ANGINA.

Angina (Chest Pain)

Stop activity and use GTN spray

Chest pain ceases within 5 minutes

Chest pain continues for more than 5 minutes

You may continue activity at a slower pace.

Use GTN spray again

Chest pain ceases   within 5 minutes

You may resume activity at a slower pace.

Chest pain continues for more than 5 minutes, use GTN spray again

Take 300 mg. Aspirin and contact 999 immediately.

Please note:-

    If the pain reoccurs when you resume the activity at a slower pace stop, and follow the instructions in the above diagram.

    This pain should not affect your recovery.

    You should not have heart pain at rest. If pain does occur and does not pass away within 15 minutes (after taking GTN spray), then contact 999 immediately.

    If, during exercise or walking, you get chest pain, excessive breathlessness, tiredness of dizziness, rest immediately and only resume activity when the pain has passed.

    If you have to repeat the procedure on a regular basis consult your Doctor.