What are the Symptoms of a Heart Attack?

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It’s no exaggeration or surprise to state that heart health reigns supreme in helping our Los Angeles patients achieve wellness and long-lasting well-being. One way to protect yourself from potentially life-threatening cardiac events (such as a heart attack) is to know the symptoms.

You can also help yourself prevent and avert such problems through heart testing at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers. It may be one of the best things you do for yourself, so please schedule a consultation with Dr. Avi Ishaaya by contacting us today.

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

A heart attack is a serious health event, and it’s essential that you know the warning signs so that you can seek help as early as possible, if necessary. One primary symptom is chest discomfort, generally in the middle of the chest, which can manifest in various ways.

It can feel like pain, uncomfortable pressure, a squeezing sensation, tightness, or heaviness. This discomfort may last for several minutes, or it may stop on its own and then begin again. These chest-centered symptoms may also be accompanied by shortness of breath, although shortness of breath may also manifest on its own.

Pain or discomfort is not limited to the chest area, however. Some people may experience these unpleasant symptoms in other upper body regions, including the back, stomach, neck, jaw, or one or both arms. Other symptoms may include nausea, lightheadedness, vomiting, or breaking out in a cold sweat.

It’s also worth noting that women and men may experience different warning signs of a heart attack. While angina (chest pain) is the most prevalent heart attack symptom for both women and men, women may be likelier to experience jaw pain, back pain, unusual tiredness, shortness of breath, vomiting, or nausea, according to the American Heart Association.

What can I do to protect my heart health and cardiac function?

We utilize a number of state-of-the-art technologies and clinically proven techniques to evaluate the function, structure, and overall health of your heart. These modern heart testing modalities include electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram (ECHO), arterial ultrasounds, cardiometabolic testing, at-home Holter Monitor testing, and stress testing.

We may use a combination of techniques to assess your cardiac function and structure from all angles and in multiple conditions. Altogether, we’ll be able to ascertain how your heart works, the integrity of each component, how they function synergistically, blood flow, and many other aspects that can help us devise a treatment or prevention strategy for your best possible results. Heart testing can be one of the most important things you do, and it may not require any effort or hassle.

The benefits are many and can be life-saving, so it’s vital that you remain proactive about your cardiac health. Especially if you have a family history of heart conditions, are over 45, are overweight, have underlying chronic conditions, live a sedentary life, have an unhealthy diet, have various lifestyle considerations (such as smoking), or have any concerns.

Protect your heart and your future with cardiac testing

Our many modern modalities make it as easy and efficient as possible to evaluate the function and structure of the heart. Routine heart testing can offer peace of mind, preemptively detect certain conditions, help prevent future problems, and allow you to enjoy long-lasting wellness. So, please contact us today at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers to learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Ishaaya in Los Angeles, CA.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.