If you or someone you love was having a heart attack, would you recognize it? Since this is American Heart Month, it’s the perfect time for you to learn about heart attack and what it feels like. Spotting the symptoms could help you save a life.
While the signs of heart attack can vary from person to person, there are some common factors to consider. Keep in mind that heart attacks aren’t always sudden occurrences—they can develop overtime.
Watch for these symptoms.
· Chest pain that disappears and then returns
· Chest pain that spreads to your back, shoulders, abdomen, neck, arms, or jaw
· Rapid heart rate
· Extreme fatigue
· Being short of breath
· Experiencing cold sweats or heaving sweating
If you experience any of these symptoms, especially a combination of them, don’t hesitate to get immediate medical attention. And if a loved one complains of these symptoms, encourage him to seek assistance right away. Even if it is a false alarm, it is important to get checked out and talk to a doctor about any risk factors you have.
The Aventura Center for Cardiac and Vascular Medicine is a comprehensive care facility with a national reputation for excellence. We can diagnose cardiovascular problems and treat them with medication, catheter procedures, surgery, and other methods.
To learn more about your cardiovascular health, contact Aventura Hospital. If you have medial questions or need a physician referral in Aventura or the Miami-Dade community, call Consult-A-Nurse® at 1-888-256-7692. We’re here to help protect your heart.