|Medical Services||Locations||Patient/Visitor Info||Programs & Support||Points of Pride|
(Chester County Moms - February 22, 2012)
Scary but true ... heart disease is America';s #1 killer. The Chester County Hospital and Health System wants you to keep your heart strong and healthy. We encourage everyone to take some time to become familiar with the signs of a heart attack, so that you would recognize them if you saw them, and so that you don';t ignore them if you feel them yourself. If you believe you or someone around you is having a heart attack, it is critical to call 9-1-1 immediately. We cannot emphasis that point enough.
Prescription for a Healthy Heart
To help people identify their own heart health risks, The Chester County Hospital offers a free online assessment, called Heart Tracks Cardiac Risk Assessment (TM). An in-person version of Heart Tracks is also available.
Heart Attack Symptoms
A heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) does not feel the same for every person. In fact, women may experience different symptoms than men.
Potential Signs of a Heart Attack in Men
These signs for men may be accompanied by...
Potential Signs of a Heart Attack in Women
Women may experience these less common heart attack symptoms:
If you have no known history of heart disease and experience any of the above symptoms, you should:
If you have heart disease and develop any of the above symptoms, you should:
We cannot stress enough the importance of calling 9-1-1. If you believe you or someone you love is having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately. DO NOT DRIVE yourself and DO NOT ALLOW anyone else to drive you to the hospital! Treatment begins as soon as the emergency personnel arrive. This can make a difference since early treatment of a heart problem improves your chances of a successful outcome.
This information is for general educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used for diagnosis, nor should it be considered a replacement for consultation with a healthcare provider. If you have questions or concerns about your health, please contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Last Updated: 1/13/2015