Heart attacks are a serious medical emergency that requires immediate treatment, warned the NHS.
The condition, which is also known as a myocardial infarction, is caused by the heart’s blood supply suddenly becoming blocked.
Having a heart attack is a symptom of coronary heart disease - one of the most common causes of death in the UK and across to the world.
You could be at risk of a heart attack if you usually snore while asleep, it’s been revealed.
Sleep apnea does more than interrupt your slumber. It could also threaten your heart health
Harvard Medical School
Snoring is a common warning sign of sleep apnoea - a condition that causes repeated pauses in breathing throughout the night.
Sleep apnoea is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and heart attacks, according to Harvard Medical School.
Men are more likely to develop sleep apnoea during early life than women.
“If you're struggling to get a good night's sleep, your partner says you snore a lot, and you're dragging wearily through your days, the cause might be sleep apnea,” said Harvard.
“Sleep apnea does more than interrupt your