Heart Attack Symptoms Specialist

My Emergency Room 24/7

Emergency Room located in Abilene, TX

One of the most common signs of a heart attack is chest pain. If you develop chest pain, you should go to My Emergency Room 24/7 in Abilene, Texas, for expert diagnosis and medical treatment from the team of experienced doctors. A heart attack is a potentially life-threatening condition, so don’t delay. Go directly to My Emergency Room 24/7 and have a friend or family member call ahead to let the team know you’re on your way and provide details about your symptoms.

Heart Attack Symptoms Q & A

What are heart attack symptoms?

In most cases, if you have a heart attack, you experience chest pain. Your pain may last for more than a couple of minutes or it may come and go. You might have pain or a feeling of uncomfortable pressure or squeezing in the center of your chest.

The most common heart attack symptoms include:

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness combined with nausea and/or vomiting
  • Pain in your jaw, neck, or back
  • Pain in your arm or shoulder

Women often have different heart attack symptoms. Instead of chest pain, which is more common in men, women are more likely to feel short of breath, nauseous, or have pain in their back or jaw.

What should I do if I think I’m having a heart attack?

If you think you’re having a heart attack call 911 or go to My Emergency Room 24/7 immediately. Even if you’re not sure if it’s a heart attack, get immediate medical attention. When it comes to heart attacks, minutes matter so don’t delay.

The providers at My Emergency Room 24/7 are trained and experienced in diagnosing and treating heart attacks.

How are heart attacks diagnosed?

When you arrive at My Emergency Room 24/7, your healthcare provider will ask you about your symptoms and check your pulse, blood pressure, and temperature. They hook you up to a heart monitor so they can carefully watch your heart activity.

When you have a heart attack, certain proteins leak into your blood because of damage to your heart. Your provider will take a blood sample to check for these proteins.

Your provider will also give you an EKG to check for irregular heart rhythms and other signs of a heart attack.

How are heart attacks treated?

The providers at My Emergency Room 24/7 offer a variety of treatments to stabilize your condition following a heart attack. For example, they may use a defibrillator to regulate your heartbeat. They can prescribe medication to reduce and prevent blood clots as well as beta blockers and ACE inhibitors to control your blood pressure and reduce stress on your heart.

Once your condition is stabilized, you may need to be admitted to a local hospital for further observation and cardiac care.