How to Detect a Heart Attack

Early signs of a heart attack may feel like flu or indigestion. Other signs include:
  • Pain, pressure, fullness, burning or squeezing sensation in the center of your chest behind the breastbone
  • Radiating pain that starts in your chest and spreads to the arms, neck, jaw, shoulders or back
  • Chest pain accompanied by nausea, sweating without fever, light-headedness, faintness or shortness of breath
  • Any prolonged discomfort in your torso, arms, abdomen or jaw that is associated with shortness of breath, troubled breathing or nausea
It’s clinically proven: the sooner treatment begins for a heart attack, the better the outcome. If a problem is detected through your (Health risk appraisal) HRA or your personal physician, a variety of state-of-the-art diagnostic tools are available from MLH Cardiac Dept.. Some of those tools include:
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • Treadmill stress testing
  • Echocardiograms
  • Thallium stress testing
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Associated labwork
  • Telemetry Monitoring
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