LRH ER Physician Lists Symptoms of Heart Attack
Cardiovascular disease is very common among men and women in the United States. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, it is the leading cause of death of both men and women, more so than all cancers combined. Heart disease is one form of cardiovascular disease, and symptoms of heart attack can vary by gender and can go unrecognized, especially in women. Lakes Regional Healthcare (LRH) emergency room physician Nalini Jagram-Payer, M.D. reviewed heart attack symptoms in a recent video clip, now located on LRHs Facebook page.
Dr. Jagram-Payer said men and women, but particularly men, can experience any or all of the following symptoms during a heart attack:
Chest discomfort which can last more than a few minutes or can come and go
Squeezing, tightness, pressure, or pain in the chest
Pain that can move to the shoulder, jaw, or down the arm
Shortness of breath
Heart attack symptoms may be more difficult to identify in women. The following symptoms may be present in addition to or separate from the symptoms listed above:
Neck, jaw, shoulder, or back pain
Feeling of indigestion
Unexplained generalized weakness
Dr. Jagram-Payer encourages anyone that has any of these symptoms to seek medical attention immediately.