Heart Attack​

What is a Heart Attack?

A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, often by a blood clot. This can result in damage to or death of the heart muscle, making it a medical emergency requiring immediate intervention.

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Warning signs can include:

  • Severe chest pain or discomfort
  • Pain in the arm, jaw, neck, or back
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold sweat or clammy skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness

Treatment Options

Immediate treatments often include:

  • Aspirin to prevent blood clotting
  • Nitroglycerin to improve blood flow
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Medications to dissolve clots
  • Emergency procedures like angioplasty or bypass surgery

If you are at risk for heart attacks due to lifestyle or other medical conditions, regular check-ups are crucial for prevention and early intervention. Schedule your appointment with our cardiac specialists today for a full cardiac evaluation and preventative care.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for emergency medical care. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, dial 911 immediately for urgent medical assistance.