Dr Malik in The Daily Express talking about Heart Attack Symptoms

According to Dr Iqbal Malik, who spoke to The Daily Express “when heart symptoms first start, they can be mild – you might feel a bit of breathlessness on excertion, chest tightness, indigestion, or even just a reduction in exercise tolerance. They come on when you push yourself, and disappear at rest”.

Dr Iqbal Malik spoke to The Daily Express about the warning signs of a heart attack

As written by Adam Chapman, The Daily Express: According to Dr Iqbal Malik, who spoke to The Daily Express “when heart symptoms first start, they can be mild – you might feel a bit of breathlessness on excertion, chest tightness, indigestion, or even just a reduction in exercise tolerance. They come on when you push yourself, and disappear at rest”.

According to Dr Iqbal Malik, Consultant Cardiologist at OneWelbeck, the effects can be felt in the left shoulder.

Dr Malik explained: “Pain, heaviness or soreness in the left shoulder can often be attributed to exertion or injury but if it starts to radiate into the neck or down into the left arm, this could be an indication of an impending heart attack.

“The reason for this is the nerves from the heart and left arm both send signals to the same brain cells, so recognising pain in the arm, even if you can’t feel any chest pain yet, can be a crucial indication that a heart attack may be on the way.”

Read more from Dr Iqbal Malik here.

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Written by Dr Iqbal Malik

Dr Iqbal Malik is a consultant cardiologist and Medical Director of OneWelbeck Heart Health, specialising in coronary artery disease and structural heart disease including PFO, ASD and the TAVI procedure.