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    Heart Attack Warning Signs

    Last updated 1 day 8 hours ago

    Over 900,000 Americans have a heart attack every year, and heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. If you or someone you love experiences heart attack symptoms, it’s essential that you seek professional medical care. 

    This video offers a look at heart attack warning signs and how the medical professionals at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point treat heart attacks. If you experience chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, or any other heart attack symptoms, our emergency room staff will quickly evaluate you and admit you to the cardiac catheterization laboratory for treatment.

    The doctors and nurses of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point have saved thousands of lives throughout Hudson and Bayonet Point. If you have any questions about our cardiac care services, call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (727) 755-0561. 

    Treating Your Back Pain

    Last updated 6 days ago

    It’s common to take your spine health for granted – until you start experiencing back pain. Back pain can be debilitating, interfering with your mobility and your ability to enjoy your favorite activities. Fortunately, by working with an orthopedic doctor, you can learn about treatment options to restore your spine health and improve your quality of life.

    Watch this video to learn more about orthopedic treatment at the Spine Care Center of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. You’ll hear from a patient, who enjoyed almost immediate relief of her back pain following surgery. You’ll also learn about some of the advantages of choosing our Spine Care Center, such as the comfortable, private rooms and the knowledgeable specialists.

    Schedule a consultation with a back specialist at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point today. You can call our orthopedic department at (727) 755-0561 or visit our website to read more about spinal conditions.

    When Your Heart Skips a Beat: Atrial Fibrillation 101

    Last updated 7 days ago

    Have you ever had the feeling of your heart skipping a beat, beating very fast, or fluttering in your chest? While these feelings can sometimes be due to excitement or nervousness, they can also be a sign of a condition called atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, and may be caused by other conditions such as high blood pressure or coronary artery disease. If you have atrial fibrillation, you are five times more likely to suffer from a stroke. Atrial fibrillation also increases your risk of congestive heart failure. If you have heart palpitations, chest pain, or shortness of breath, visit your doctor at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point immediately to find out why. Explore this infographic to learn more about atrial fibrillation and how your Hudson hospital can help treat it. Please share with your friends and family. 

    Signs It's Time to Go to the Emergency Room

    Last updated 8 days ago

    When you have a minor medical issue, such as an ear infection or sore throat, it’s best to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. However, major medical issues require emergency care. For example, you should go to the emergency room promptly if you think you could be having a heart attack, stroke, or similar medical emergency. Emergency departments feature a multidisciplinary team of highly trained professionals who can quickly diagnose your condition and administer effective treatments.

    Uncontrollable Bleeding

    Most of the time, bleeding is minor and can be addressed at home by applying pressure with a sterile bandage. However, if the bleeding does not stop or is caused by a major injury, you should go to the emergency room. You should also seek emergency care if you have signs of internal bleeding, such as loss of consciousness, abdominal pain and swelling, or swelling and pain in the leg.

    Sudden Impairment

    The sudden impairment of your senses or bodily functions requires emergency care. For example, you should go to the ER if you experience a sudden loss of vision or abrupt changes in your vision. Sudden impairment may indicate a stroke. Other symptoms that are a cause for concern include sudden difficulty walking and impairment with balance or coordination.

    Mental State Changes

    An abrupt change in your mental state can indicate a medical emergency. You should call for emergency assistance if you experience abrupt confusion or unusual behavior. You should also call 911 if you notice that someone else has lost consciousness and/or cannot be awakened.

    Severe Injury

    Trauma surgeons and physicians at the emergency room can address severe injuries resulting from car accidents, acts of violence, falls, and similar events. If you have a severe injury such as a fracture, large wound, or other injury that causes significant pain, you should go to the ER promptly.

    The Emergency Department at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been recognized by numerous medical groups for our dedication to upholding the highest standards of patient care and safety. Those in need of emergency care can rely on our hospital to provide state-of-the-art technologies and techniques. If you have any questions about our emergency are services, call (727) 755-0561.

    Risk Factors for Stroke That You Can Control

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Certain risk factors for stroke are uncontrollable; they include your age, gender, family history, and personal medical history. Fortunately, other risk factors are manageable with healthy lifestyle changes and medical intervention. You can learn about your risk of stroke by working with a doctor at your local hospital. Your doctor can recommend effective treatment plans for medical conditions that may increase your risk of stroke, in addition to advising you on healthy lifestyle modifications.

    Physical Inactivity

    Being physically inactive increases your risk of stroke because it contributes to obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol. If you have a medical condition, talk to your doctor before beginning an exercise program. Start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and length of your exercise routine. Try to be physically active on most days of the week.

    Poor Diet

    Your doctor might recommend working with a nutritionist to develop a stroke prevention diet. Diets high in excess calories can increase the risk of stroke because they contribute to obesity. Likewise, a high-sodium, high-fat, and high-cholesterol diet increases your risk of stroke. Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat each day, eat whole grains instead of refined grains, and choose plant-based sources of protein to limit your fat intake.

    High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure is the most common cause of stroke. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often caused by a diet high in sodium, physical inactivity, and obesity. You can manage your hypertension by seeing your doctor for regular screenings, taking medications as recommended by your doctor, and implementing healthy lifestyle changes.

    High Cholesterol

    If you have high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, you’re at an increased risk of stroke. Your doctor might recommend medications to manage your cholesterol levels. Exercising regularly and limiting your intake of saturated fat will also help.

    If you do suffer a stroke, the specialized Stroke Team at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point can provide emergency stroke treatment to reduce your risk of long-term disability. Give us a call at (727) 755-0561 and ask us about the prevention program available at our Stroke Center. Our nationally recognized hospital is conveniently located in Hudson, FL.


Disclaimer: The materials provided are intended for informational purposes only. You should contact your doctor for medical advice. Use of and access to this website or other materials do not create a physician-patient relationship. The opinions expressed through this website are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the hospital, medical staff, or any individual physician or other healthcare professional.
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