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HEART ATTACKS & CARDIAC ARREST
Because Cardiac Arrest And Heart Attacks Are Life Threatening, You Should See A Doctor Immediately When You’re Unsure What Is Causing Your Chest Pain.
Time is of the Essence.
Statistics across the US reveal a 90% survival rate for victims of heart attacks who reach the emergency room—and 12% for cardiac arrest victims. Every minute counts. At Hospitality Health ER, a board-certified ER doctor will work quickly to diagnose and stabilize you.
Both our Longview and Tyler emergency rooms have diagnosing tools onsite including an in-house laboratory to assess cardiac enzymes and an EKG to detect heart abnormalities. Just like a hospital ER, we are able to administer oxygen, IV fluids, and stabilizing medications including nitroglycerin and aspirin.
Whenever necessary, we are exceptionally fast in getting you in to see a cardiologist or to the hospital for follow up care.
We Take it to Heart
At Hospitality Health ER’s nurses, we treat every case seriously. We will continue to monitor you or your loved one in the comfort of a private ER room. Our rooms are outfitted with cardiac monitors that connect to our central telemetry monitoring system to track your heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure.
We care about your well-being, so we will only release you once you are stabilized. If further care is necessary, such as cardiac catheterization, we will connect you with a reputable cardiologist as soon as possible.
There are many things that can trigger pain in your chest, and although it may be something as minor as indigestion, you should never ignore it. Heart Conditions: Chest pain may indicate something serious such as a heart attack, blocked heart vessels, inflamed heart muscles, a rare tear in the coronary artery, an infection of the sac, or mitral valve prolapse in which a heart valve fails to close properly. Lung Conditions: A bacterial or viral infection in the lungs can cause coughing and difficulty breathing that leads to chest pain. Lung infections, blood clots (pulmonary embolism), abscesses, and asthma also may cause chest pain as you breathe. Gastrointestinal: Pain in your chest can also arise from gastrointestinal conditions like acid reflux, esophageal disorders or hypersensitivity, peptic ulcers, a hernia, pancreatitis or gallbladder problems. Other Causes of Chest Pain: Bones, muscles, and nerves in the chest area can also cause pain with abnormalities. If you have a fracture or muscle strain in the rib area, it will likely cause chest pain whenever you try to take deep breaths. Anxiety and panic attacks can also cause chest pain and palpitations.
- Extreme pressure or squeezing sensation on the chest
- Chest pain
- Arm, jaw, back, stomach, or neck, pain
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling of breaking out in a cold sweat.
- Prevalent Symptoms in Women include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Pressure in the upper back.
- Sudden collapse
- No pulse
- No breathing
- Loss of consciousness
- Sudden cardiac arrest typically occurs without any warning but sometimes there are early warning signs: heart palpitations, fatigue, fainting, blackouts, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, palpitations or vomiting. But sudden cardiac arrest often occurs with no warning at all.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for more than 17.3 million deaths per year. Cardiac Arrest and heart attacks are usually caused by an abnormality in your heart rhythm (arrhythmia), or a problem with your heart’s electrical system. Something can go wrong to the flow of electric impulses through your heart that can cause your heart to beat off its normal rhythm—it might beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. And it may just stop. What causes these abnormalities ?
- External agents :
- Trauma to the Chest
- Electrical Shock
- Heart Conditions :
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Ventricular Fibrillation
- Electrical Short Circuits from Scar Tissue
- Enlarged Heart
- Valvular Heart Disease
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Electrical Problems in the Heart
About 85.6 million Americans are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke which is more often the result of one or more risk factors. There are many risk factors you need to be aware of when it comes to heart health: smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, lack of exercise, excessive alcohol and drug usage (cocaine and amphetamines), family history of heart disease, or a previous occurrence of heart attack or cardiac arrest. Heart attacks and cardiac arrest can also result from a nutritional imbalance, such as a lack of potassium or magnesium. They become more likely as you age and are more common in males.
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