Do You Have a Heart Condition?
At Excel ER, we take cardiac issues very seriously. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, yet many patients don’t know they have a life-threatening condition until they require emergency medical attention.
Keep reading to learn some of the top signs that you may have a heart condition.
Typically the most popular sign of a heart condition, chest discomfort may feel differently to every patient. It tends to last longer than a few minutes and can easily be confused as chest tightness related to strain — such as during exercise or stress.
However, patients who have a blocked artery or are having a heart attack may feel pain, tightness, or pressure in their chest and should seek immediate medical attention.
Pain in Your Arms
Another classic sign of a heart attack is pain that travels outward and down the left side of your body. Patients have also reported feeling a tingling sensation in their arms alongside pain.
Feeling Dizzy or Lightheaded
If you feel lightheaded, you should always seek medical attention. When it comes to your cardiac health, feeling lightheaded could mean your blood pressure has dropped because your heart is unable to pump an adequate amount of blood.
Sweating on a hot day or while working out is one thing — but breaking out in a cold sweat is another. If you experience this symptom alongside others, you should dial 911 immediately and seek emergency care.
Swollen Ankles or Feet
If your heart is unable to pump blood correctly, blood can pool in your veins and cause bloating. Many cardiac issues are connected to your veins and arteries — indicating that you may have an underlying condition.
Finally, it’s normal to feel jitters of anxiety or excitement before an event. However, If you often feel like your heart is racing, you should speak to your doctor.
Quick Chest Pain Diagnosis & Relief Available 24/7
Seeking medical attention for your heart condition as soon as possible can be life-saving. Our skillful team at Excel ER is equipped and trained to accurately diagnose and determine the culprit of your chest pain.
From on-site imaging testing to bloodwork and diagnostic tests, our proficient staff has a variety of diagnostic procedures and tests available to help identify the root cause of pain. At each of our three locations, in Longview, Nacogdoches, and Odessa, you will receive nothing less than exceptional care.