Cardiology Services

February is American Heart Month, and it's time for each of us to take action to maintain and preserve heart health. The first step is to recognize the signs of a heart attack which are not the same for men and women.

MEN experiencing these symptoms could be showing early signs of a heart attack:

  • Shortness of breath.
  • Chest pain or discomfort in the center or left side of chest.
  • Light-headedness or sudden dizziness
  • Upper-body discomfort in one or both arms, the back, shoulders, neck, jaw or upper part of the stomach.
  • Heartburn-like feeling

WOMEN experiencing these symptoms could be showing early signs of a heart attack:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Heartburn-like feeling or loss of appetite
  • Pain, numbness, discomfort in the back, neck or jaw
  • Pressure or squeezing in the chest
  • Unexplained cough
  • Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • Light-headedness or sudden dizziness
  • Unexplained fatigue

IF YOU EXPERIENCE THESE SIGNS, PLEASE CALL 911.

 

The next step is to learn more about heart disease, including:

 

  • Last updated: 02/06/2014
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