Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. And the fact is, many of those deaths could have been prevented if people would have known the heart attack warning signs. While some heart attacks happen suddenly and intensely, most start slowly with mild pain or discomfort.
Here are the common signs of a heart attack:
Chest pain or discomfort is the most common heart attack symptom for women and men. But women are more likely to experience other common symptoms, specifically shortness of breath, nausea, and back or jaw pain.
Don’t take chances if you experience any signs of a heart attack. First, call 911. Then, trust the experts at KentuckyOne Health. We have the experience and the technology to offer the most complete range of diagnostic and interventional heart care services available anywhere in the region.
KentuckyOne Health has seven emergency department locations in the Louisville area. Find the location closest to you.