MOSCOW, February 7 – RIA Novosti. A toothache may indicate an impending heart attack, therapist Alka Patel told the Express portal.
According to her, such pain should cause special alertness in people who have not previously experienced dental problems. “This is due to the location of the vagus nerve, which runs from the brain to the heart through the jaw,” the specialist explained.
A heart attack is a serious pathological condition caused by an acute lack of blood supply to the heart muscle (blockage by a thrombus and / or spasm, usually in the area of an atherosclerotic plaque of an artery feeding the heart) with the development of ischemia and necrosis (death) of a portion of this muscle.