Heart attack – the lumps on your skin that could be caused by deadly heart disease

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Heart attacks are serious medical emergencies that require immediate attention from a doctor. You could be at risk of a deadly heart attack – or myocardial infarction – if you find easy lumps on your skin, it’s been claimed.

Heart attacks are caused by a lack of blood reaching the heart.

Without enough blood, the heart could become seriously damaged – and it may even be life-threatening.

A heart attack could also be a symptom of coronary heart disease, which is where fatty deposits build up in the arteries, which limits the amount of blood reaching the heart.

You could be at risk of heart disease, and subsequently a heart attack, if you find lumps anywhere on your body.

READ MORE: Heart attack – five symptoms that may show up months before an attack

“Warning signs can appear on your skin and nails, which is why your dermatologist may be the first doctor to notice that you have heart disease,” said the AAD.

“If you know what to look for, you can also find warning signs of heart disease on your skin and nails.

“Smooth, waxy lumps on your skin – what it may be telling you: You have protein deposits in your heart or another organ.

“These waxy lumps can appear anywhere on the skin. They often indicate that there’s an abnormal buildup of protein in an organ, such as your heart. If protein builds up in the heart, it’s hard for the heart to work properly.”


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