Heart Attacks

If you, or someone with you, are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, immediately call 9-1-1.

heart attack occurs when there is a blood clot in the heart muscle that blocks the flow of blood to the heart.

Learn how to avoid a heart attack.

Heart Attack Symptoms may include:

  • Severe pressure, fullness, squeezing, pain and/or discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes
  • Pain or discomfort that spreads to the shoulders, neck, arms, or jaw
  • Chest pain that increases in intensity
  • Chest pain that is not relieved by rest or by taking nitroglycerin
  • Chest pain that occurs with any/all of the following (additional) symptoms:
  • Sweating, cool, clammy skin, and/or paleness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Unexplained weakness or fatigue
  • Rapid or irregular pulse 

Heart Attack Treatments may include:

  • Angioplasty
  • Intravenous therapy 
  • Continuous monitoring 
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pain medication 
  • Cardiac medication
  • Fibrinolytic therapy
  • Antithrombin/antiplatelet therapy
  • Antihyperlipidemics 

For emergencies call 911!

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with a heart specialist, call Christian Hospital at 314.747.9355 or toll-free 877.747.9355 or email us.