Day 5 ~ Know the 5 Warning Symptoms of a Heart Attack!

green number 5It’s day 5 of the 10-day Countdown!! Love and the Hockey Heist, book 2 of the Laugh-out-Loud Hockey Caper Romance series will be live on June 12. Woohoo! Today, I’m shining a spotlight on 5 symptoms of a heart attack that you shouldn’t ignore.


In honour of Dr. Piper Roblin being a cardiologist, I thought I’d share 5 symptoms of a heart attack that you shouldn’t ignore. A heart attack or myocardial infarction happens because the blood supply to your heart muscle is inadequate. It can happen when the arteries to the heart muscle are blocked or partially blocked, so the muscle can’t get enough oxygen to function. Sometimes it happens during or after strenuous activity, but for some people it happens at rest. These symptoms are your body’s way of telling you that something needs to be done to help your heart muscle – don’t ignore them!

  1. Chest discomfort – a pressure sensation in the centre or left side of your chest. Patients often describe it as a heaviness or like something is sitting on their chest.
  2. Shortness of breath – having trouble catching your breath.
  3. Sweating
  4. Discomfort that radiates up your neck to your jaw or shoulder or radiates down your arm especially the left arm.
  5. Feeling weak, lightheaded, or faint. Sometimes patients also experience nausea.

If you experience these symptoms – and you don’t need to have them all – you need to seek medical attention pronto. And don’t drive yourself to emerg – call an ambulance, or if the symptoms are still mild, have someone else drive you. There’s a risk that you could actually pass out and you don’t want to be behind the wheel of a car if that happens. The good news is that we have ways to open up the arteries to improve the blood flow, and the sooner it’s done the better. If you don’t act, it could cause permanent damage to the heart muscle – you don’t want that. Know the signs and act on them.


Here’s a bit about Love and the Hockey Heist ~

Love and the Hockey Heist coverFollowing the clues and falling in love…

Dr. Piper Roblin is peeved. She’s pretty sure her new neighbour stole her travel alarm clock. It may not be worth much, but it has sentimental value. Piper hatches a plan to get it back, but her plan relies on Brent Dean, popular forward of the Brighton Edge hockey team, to finagle a dinner invitation to gain access to her neighbour’s house.

Brent thought the invite from the stunningly beautiful cardiologist was based on a thoughtful gesture to welcome new neighbours to Brighton. He didn’t realize the gig included subterfuge, thievery, and a fake engagement. But he didn’t get to where he is without a lot of hustle and determination, and since he’s always up for some fun, let the games begin.


Love and the Hockey Heist is up for pre-order. The big day is June 12! Can’t wait to share this story with you. Stayed tuned – tomorrow I’ll share a sneak peek!

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