CULBERTSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: Common Heart Attack Warning Signs
Culbertson Memorial Hospital issued the following announcement on Feb. 7.
February is American Heart Month. Do you know the warning signs for catching a Heart Attack early? Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of these heart attack warning signs. Some heart attacks are sudden and intense. But most start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Pay attention to your body and call 911 if you experience:
- Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes – or it may go away and then return. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath. This can occur with or without chest discomfort.
- Other signs. Other possible signs include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
For more information about heart health please visit the American Heart Association at www.heart.org
Original source can be found here.
Source: Culbertson Memorial Hospital