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Heart Attack Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

Last updated 4 years ago

Do you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack? Some are obvious, while others may seem non-important. Knowing which symptoms are serious can help you determine when to visit Oak Hill Hospital for emergency heart care. These are some of the most common symptoms of heart attacks.

Chest Pain

It is normal to experience pain the chest before having a heart attack. Many people experience pain in the center of their chests or slightly to the left of center. This can seem mild or insignificant at first, but if it continues it is important to seek treatment to determine if it is related to your heart health.

Shortness of Breath

Have you been experiencing shortness of breath? If this is not related to physical activity, it may be a sign of a heart attack in the future. Shortness of breath is a common pre-heart attack symptom that is often paired with a racing heart. Seeking medical care is important for ensuring that your heart is not in danger.

Extreme Fatigue

We all get tired when we work too much or do not get enough sleep. But if you are experiencing extreme fatigue, it is important to see a doctor to discuss your health. Extreme fatigue is a common warning sign of a heart attack, though it is commonly viewed as a minor issue. Do not hesitate to schedule a medical appointment if you are concerned.

Weakness or Numbness

If you start experiencing weakness or numbness on one side of your body, seek emergency care right away. Weak or numb feelings in the arm, leg, or entire half of the body may be caused by an interruption to the brain’s blood flow during a stroke. Visit a doctor for immediate medical attention.

Oak Hill Hospital offers emergency care services to patients throughout Brooksville. Our treatments include heart examinations, robotic surgery, and more. Contact us at (888) 741-5120 for more information.


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