What Are the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack?

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Heart attacks can be dangerous and terrifying. These medical emergencies occur in over 735,000 people throughout the United States each year, and thousands will die as a result. As a family caregiver, you should know that heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women, with more than 25 percent of deaths in the country being associated with heart disease.

Home Health Care Crestline OH - What Are the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack?

Home Health Care Crestline OH – What Are the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack?

There are many important steps you can take to protect your senior from this danger, but one of the most important is understanding the warning signs. Being able to recognize the warning signs of a heart attack can ensure your senior gets the medical care they need to get proper medical treatment and overcome it in the best way possible.

Warning signs of a heart attack include:

  • Pressure or tightness in the chest, arms, or neck
  • Pain or aching in the chest, arms, or neck
  • Nausea or abdominal pain
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold sweat
  • Fatigue
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Lightheadedness

 

It is important to note that these symptoms do not occur in all heart attack situations and other symptoms can occur. They can also indicate other health issues. This makes it very important to be vigilant about your senior’s health and well-being, and ensure they get medical attention if they begin showing these symptoms.

Prompt medical attention is key to getting your parent effective treatment and giving them the best chances of minimizing the damage and helping their health. Note that women may show other signs, including flu-like symptoms, but can still experience the classic feelings of chest pain and tightness in the chest, arms, and neck.

Starting home health care for your aging loved one can be one of the best decisions you make as their family caregiver. Whether your senior has extensive care needs or may only need occasional support, a  home health care services provider can offer a highly personalized set of services tailored specifically to them and their needs and limitations.

These services are designed to help your parent cope with their challenges in the ways that are right for a while promoting health, safety, independence, and quality of life. As their family caregiver, this can help you to feel more at ease and experience less stress throughout this journey with them.

Sources:  https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/symptoms-causes/syc-20373106

https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm

If you are considering Home Health Care Services in Crestline OH, call the caring staff at Central Star Home Health at (419) 610-2161.  Providing services for families in Mansfield, Lexington, Bellville, Mt. Gilead, Loudonville, Crestline, Galion, Shelby, Ashland, Wooster, and the surrounding areas.
About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.