In patients with diabetes, however, there is evidence that heart attacks may be painless, or experienced atypically due to autonomic neuropathy affecting the sensory innervation of the heart.
Heart diseases and stroke are considered to be part of the cardiovascular disease category. Ischemic heart diseases (heart attacks) and cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) are known to be leading causes of death in the Philippines both in 2019 and 2020.
They are caused by a shortage of blood supply to vital body parts: a blockage in blood flow to the brain causes a stroke, while an obstruction in blood flow to the heart causes a heart attack.
Reduce the Risk of Showing Signs of Stroke or Heart Attack
Regardless of the differences between the signs of stroke and heart attack, both cases require immediate action as they can occur suddenly and intensely that may eventually lead to death.
Some helpful ways to reduce the risks are listed below: