Know the Signs of a Heart Attack
Common Signs for Both Men & Women
- Discomfort or pain in the center of the chest
- Discomfort in the arm(s), back, neck, jaw or stomach
- Difficulty breathing
- Heartburn, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain
- Cold sweats or clammy skin
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Pounding heart or change in rhythm
Signs More Common for Women
Typically these symptoms occur without chest pain or discomfort.
- Sudden onset of weakness
- Shortness of breath
- Body aches or overall feeling of illness
Act quickly! If you have any of these symptoms, call 911. Acting quickly is crucial to save your life or that of a loved one.
What Regional Medical Center Offers for Heart Attack Care
Every year about 720,000 Americans have heart attacks. Heart Disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women.
Regional Medical Center offers state of the art equipment and a highly qualified multidisciplinary team to care for you. If you or your loved one is experiencing the early signs of a heart attack we are prepared to rapidly assess and treat. Our time to treatment for serious heart attacks measures well below the national standards of less than 90 minutes. We will intervene in less than 60 minutes. From the moment you call 9-1-1 our Emergency Department is in contact with EMS.
We are prepared and waiting for your arrival.
Our Accredited Chest Pain Center demonstrates expertise in:
- Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system
- Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients quickly
- Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
- Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
- Ensuring Chest Pain Center personnel competency and training
- Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
- Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
- Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack
The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care's accreditation process ensures centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine.