Be Heart Smart: Learn to Recognize the Signs of a Heart Attack

The average person’s heart beats billions of times over the course of their life. Knowing how to tell if something’s wrong and when to seek help is critical.

In this, the first of a two-part series honoring Heart Awareness Month, we’ll share how to recognize the signs of a heart attack:

Chest discomfort: Most of the time, a heart attack will cause severe pain or discomfort in the center of the chest. It may last a few minutes, then go away and return. It often feels like pressure, fullness, or squeezing.

Upper body discomfort: Discomfort or pain in the arms, back, jaw, stomach, or neck are also symptoms of a heart attack.

Shortness of breath: This can happen with chest discomfort or without.

For some, these events can happen suddenly, and can be intense. For others, they may be mild with minimal discomfort.

Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of these signs of a heart attack.

In addition to these symptoms, Individuals may also experience nausea, cold sweating, or lightheadedness.

Our team at Broadway Medical Clinic is committed to your heart health. Make sure you schedule your annual preventative wellness appointment so we can discuss your heart health as well as any other concerns you might have.

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