Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Heart Attack
Chest discomfort, usually in the
Warning Signs
A Note on Women and Heart
Attack Symptoms
The American Heart Association reports
that although some heart attacks are
sudden and intense, most start slowly,
with mild pain or discomfort. Symptoms
of heart attack include:
center of the chest, that lasts more
than a few minutes or that goes
away and comes back. It can cause
feelings of uncomfortable pressure,
squeezing, fullness or pain.
Discomfort or pain in other areas of
the upper body including one or both
arms, the back, the neck, the jaw, or
the stomach.
Shortness of breath that may occur
with or without chest discomfort.
 Other signs including breaking out in
a cold sweat, lightheadedness, and
Like men, women’s most common heart
attack symptom is pain or discomfort
in the chest. However, women are
somewhat more likely than men to
experience other common symptoms,
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particularly shortness of breath,
nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw
pain, according to the American Heart
Act Quickly!
Immediate intervention is critical to
saving heart muscle. If you or someone
else experience chest discomfort,
particularly with one or more of the
other symptoms of heart attack, seek
medical attention immediately.
Prevention and Treatment
To help prevent a heart attack: do
not smoke, control your weight, be
physically active, take medication as
prescribed, and eat a heart healthy diet.
Heart attack survivors usually require a
combination of medication and lifestyle
changes to return to a normal routine
and to prevent additional heart attacks.
If you experience symptoms of heart attack, seek
immediate medical attention.
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In the United States, someone has
a heart attack approximately every
34 seconds. Heart attack is a type of
coronary heart disease that occurs
when the blood supply that delivers
oxygen to the heart is significantly
reduced or stopped. This generally
happens when a coronary artery
becomes obstructed by build up of
fatty deposits called plaque. The part
of the heart muscle that is deprived
of blood and oxygen begins to die,
and permanent damage occurs.
For this reason, acting quickly to
seek immediate medical treatment is
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Heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the
heart muscle is drastically decreased or stopped. The part
of the heart that does not receive an adequate amount of
blood begins to die. Once part of the heart muscle dies,
permanent heart damage occurs. Acting quickly in the
event of a heart attack is vital and in some cases, can
prevent disability and death.
To learn more about symptoms and treatment of heart attack,
call Debbie Smoak, RN, BSN, Employer Relations Manager, at
(803) 395-2527, scan the QR code with your smartphone or visit
our Web site at www.trmchealth.org.and take the free on-line
“HeartAware” risk assessment.
El ataque al corazón ocurre cuando riego sanguíneo que
va a una parte del músculo del corazón está disminuido
drásticamente o detenido. La parte del corazón que no recibe
una cantidad adecuada de sangre empieza a morir. Cuando
una parte del músculo del corazón muere, daño permanente
al corazón ocurre. Actuar rápidamente en caso de un ataque
al corazón es vital y, en algunos casos, puede prevenir la
discapacidad y la muerte.
Para obtener más información acerca de los síntomas y el tratamiento
de ataques al corazón, llame a Debbie Smoak, RN, BSN, Director de
Relaciones empleador, al (803) 395-2527, escanear el código QR con tu
teléfono inteligente o visite nuestro sitio Web en www.trmchealth. org.
and tomar la libre on-line "HeartAware" evaluación de riesgos.