You may be having a heart attack if you feel
• Sharp chest pain toward the
left side of the body, the left arm or the back
• Dizziness, sweating, breathless or fainting.
• Burning in the stomach
If these persist, please contact your doctor immediately.
A healthy heart is a happy heart!
Exercise & be active
Stop smoking and drinking
Bhaskaran, 45, had an unusual pain in his right arm. He took time out of his stressful schedule as a Housing Society Secretary to have a checkup. The local clinic told him it may be muscle pain and there was nothing to worry about. However, the pain persisted for a few days, so Bhaskaran drove to CMC’s Cardiac Emergency Unit.
An angiogram revealed a large block in his arteries, so the doctors performed an angioplasty, saving his life. His joint family looked after his wife and two school-going children while he was in the ICU.
Two weeks after the operation, he was introduced to the cardiac rehabilitation program. “You can train and get your heart into good shape, Bhaskaran,” the team encouraged him. “Soon you will be running marathons,” and just like that, Bhaskaran was the first member of the Cardiac-Rehab Running Club. After finishing the 3 months program, he began jogging daily at a local college ground. Soon he was able to run 10 km at a stretch.
The Running Club is a big part of his life. He has inspired other heart attack survivors to join the Running Club.