Symptoms of a heart attack, Dr John

Symptoms of a heart attack, Dr John


(soft upbeat music) – It can vary for a lot of people. There’s always the classic chest pain, or chest pressure or chest tightness, that doesn’t go away and that is usually if you have a massive heart attack. It’s usually very uncomfortable. You have to pay attention to your body, but a lot of people can have
symptoms that are subtle like shortness of breath, especially women tend
to have symptoms that, more often tend to be shortness of breath, and the classical chest
tightness and chest pressures. Those are things that you
have to be worried about, especially if you have risk factors, you’re older and by older, I mean anyone can have a heart attack, but as you get older, the risk goes up. If you’re diabetic, your
risk is pretty high. If you’re a smoker, yours
is exceedingly high. The other things include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and of course if you
have a family history. These are all things to consider. So if you’re a older person
with diabetes who smokes, and has a very strong
family history, yeah. If you’re having chest pain, there’s a decent chance
it’s a heart attack. You should probably get
care, and an emergency room. You shouldn’t wait to see
your doctor the next day. – [Announcer] Osceola
Regional Medical Center, growing with our community.

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