Cardiology Specialist Prof. Dr. Engin Bozkurt in Turkey every year 200 thousand people lost their lives due to heart attack, he said. Booth citizens in Turkey stating that they lose from a heart attack every 3 minutes, that mild and severe symptoms of heart attack, he said that the most important signs of severe chest pain. Bozkurt emphasized that the pain can spread to the chin, back, shoulder, arm, abdomen or neck, and in some cases, right arm numbness can also be a sign of a heart attack.


Bozkurt pointed out that symptoms of a heart attack include nausea and vomiting, sudden cold sweat, dizziness, troubled general condition, fatigue, shortness of breath and heart rhythm disorder, and some people have had a silent and secret heart attack. Stating that this is especially true for those with diabetes, Bozkurt said, “Heart attack symptoms in men can be different than women. Studies show that back or jaw pain, shortness of breath, vomiting and nausea are more common in men who have a heart attack. “Heart attack symptoms are mostly focused on the rib cage. In men, this starts with pressure on the chest and spreads to the arm.

Stating that stress, excess weight, salt and smoking are the biggest enemies of the heart, Bozkurt stated that physical activity, regular nutrition and stress management are important for heart health. Bozkurt, “Our people should never underestimate chest pain and shortness of breath. In such a case, they must definitely go to a doctor by ambulance,” he said.


Noting that those with diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or heart failure are more susceptible to the Covid-19 virus, Bozkurt stated that complications and deaths related to the disease occur more frequently if infection develops in these people. Bozkurt explained that a heart attack after Covid-19 can usually occur as a result of ‘the rupture of plaques in the veins caused by the common inflammatory condition or the direct clotting of the veins’. Bozkurt said, “In patients with severe chest pain, a heart attack should definitely come to mind, a diagnosis should be made with laboratory tests, electrocardiography and echocardiography. As cardiologists, we recommend that patients with Covid-19 undergo routine cardiac examination even if they do not have heart disease.”

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