What is a heart attack?
A heart attack happens when blood flow to your heart is blocked, usually due to a blood clot in one of the major arteries supplying the heart. Your heart can’t get oxygen and the muscle begins to die. Immediate treatment is essential.
Heart attack signs and symptoms
If you or a loved one show signs of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately. The most common symptoms of a heart attack include:
- Pressure, squeezing, discomfort or pain in the chest
- Discomfort in the neck, jaw, shoulders, arms or back
- Dizziness, faintness or weakness
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Severe shortness of breath
- Stomach pain that may feel like heartburn
Silent heart attack
You may have a heart attack with mild symptoms – or even no symptoms at all. This is a “silent” heart attack. Get care if you experience:
- Shortness of breath
- Upset stomach
Prompt heart attack treatment
Trust ProHealth for fast treatment of a heart attack. On average, we diagnose a heart attack and open the blocked artery to restore blood flow in less than 60 minutes. This treatment time – known as door-to-balloon time – exceeds the national standard of 90 minutes. The quicker you receive heart attack treatment, the greater your chances of surviving and recovering.
Complete heart care
Count on ProHealth for comprehensive heart and vascular care, including cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack.