Complications of a heart attack
If you do not see a cardiologist as soon as possible to diagnose your condition, you may develop the following complications:
If the heart muscle is damaged as a result of the heart attack, short circuits can form, disrupting the heart rhythm, and some of these can be fatal.
2. Congestive heart failure
The damage to cardiac tissue may be severe enough that the healthy portion of the heart muscle is unable to pump blood out of the heart normally.
As a result, the amount of blood that reaches the body’s various tissues and organs is less than normal, which can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, and ankle and foot swelling.
Heart failure can be a temporary problem that goes away on its own after the heart recovers a few days or weeks after an attack, but it can also be a chronic disease caused by significant and permanent heart damage.
3. Heart muscle rupture
It is undeniable that some parts of the heart muscle that have been weakened by a heart attack can rupture, resulting in a hole in the heart and, in many cases, rapid death.
4. Heart valve damage
If 1 or more heart valves are damaged during myocardial infarction, the damage can lead to serious life-threatening complications.