Nearly half of all heart attacks have no symptoms at all — but that doesn't mean they're any less deadly than heart attacks with symptoms. They are described as "silent" because when they occur, their symptoms lack the intensity of a classic heart attack, such as extreme chest pain and pressure; stabbing pain in the arm, neck, or jaw; sudden shortness of breath; sweating, and dizziness. (Harvard) People who have a silent heart attack might later recall that they had indigestion, the flu, … [Read more...] about Silent Heart Attacks: What Do Asymptomatic Signs of a Heart Attack Mean?
Ideally, many people barely notice their hearts beating, which is natural. However, any noticeable change in the heartbeat should be concerning, be it slow or fast. Chances are, you're experiencing what's usually known as "heart palpitations," a term for feeling your heart is beating hard, fast or erratically.Although heart palpitations can be worrisome, they are usually harmless. In rare cases, they can be a symptom of a more serious heart condition, such as an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) … [Read more...] about When to Go to The ER For Heart Palpitations
American Heart Month, celebrated every year during February, is an ideal time to remind us to focus on our hearts and encourage us to get our families, friends, and communities involved in mindful heart health. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the world with more than 17 million deaths every year. Heart disease can often be prevented with healthy life choices. Communities, health … [Read more...] about American Heart Month – Love Your Heart!
Countless Americans deal with high blood pressure every day. But, when do the effects of hypertension require a visit to the emergency room? Extremely high blood pressure can cause severe life-threatening issues including stroke, aneurysms, heart attacks, and heart failure. Causes of Hypertension Situations that can cause hypertensive emergencies include: Forgetting to take your blood pressure medication Worsening kidney failure An interaction between medications or supplements … [Read more...] about Blood Pressure Emergencies
It’s true that chest pain shouldn’t be ignored, but it’s also true that it can be caused by things that are not actually life-threatening. So when chest pain strikes, how do you know if you should make a trip to the ER? The truth is there really aren’t any hard fast rules. In fact, up to 30% of heart attacks include symptoms that actually go unnoticed by the patient. This makes coming up with a solid set of guidelines pretty much impossible. So, when in doubt, seek emergency care right … [Read more...] about Chest Pain
Houston Life Interview With Dr. Christopher Grieves of Elite Care in Houston, Texas by Elite Care Emergency Center - Rice Village You may not know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. You probably know that chest pains could potentially be a heart attack, but do you know some of the other warning signs? Dr. Christopher Grieves of Elite Care Emergency Center in Rice Village is here to break down the common and not so common signs of a heart attack. Visit … [Read more...] about Warning Signs of A Heart Attack