Most of the damage inflicted on the heart occurs within the first two hours of a heart attack. This is one reason why it’s essential for everyone to understand the warning signs of a heart attack and to seek emergency medical care immediately. The classic warning sign of a heart attack is chest pain. You may feel aching, burning, or pressure in the chest. The pain may spread down the arms or to the shoulders, back, jaw, and abdomen.
Heart attacks often cause other symptoms aside from chest pain. Women in particular may be more apt to experience subtle symptoms, such as fatigue and anxiety. Heart attack patients have reported nausea, shortness of breath, and a feeling of fullness. Although all of the potential symptoms of a heart attack could be attributed to many other causes, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and seek emergency medical help.
At the Chest Pain Center of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, our emergency room team can quickly assess, diagnose, and treat patients with the symptoms of a heart attack. Residents of Hudson, FL are invited to connect with our community hospital by calling (888) 741-5119 and asking about our community outreach initiatives.