MOSCOW, November 20 - RIA Novosti. One of the common, although not obvious, causes of a heart attack is the presence of diabetes mellitus. This is reported by Express, citing data from the European Association for Preventive Cardiology.
According to recent studies, over 90 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of heart disease or stroke within ten years of the onset of the disease.
Bad habits and unhealthy lifestyles also lead to heart attacks, cardiologists say.
Previously, experts have named other non-obvious signs foreshadowing a heart attack. These include bluish lips, a sudden increase in sweating, and a "heavy" heartbeat.
Myocardial infarction or heart attack is one of the clinical forms of coronary heart disease, occurring with the development of ischemic necrosis of the myocardial area, due to absolute or relative insufficiency of its blood supply.
The main clinical sign is intense chest pain. The patient may complain of discomfort in the chest, pain in the abdomen, throat, arm, shoulder blade. Often, the disease is painless, which is typical for those suffering from diabetes mellitus.