Dr. Jalinous Heart Attack Symptoms | Goshen Heart & Vascular

Dr. Jalinous Heart Attack Symptoms | Goshen Heart & Vascular


I am Farid Jalinous, I’m an interventional
cardiologist at Goshen Heart & Vascular. Typical heart attack symptoms in men especially
is sudden onset of severe crushing chest pains, with radiation of the pain to the shoulders,
down the left arm, up to the jaw with associated shortness of breath, nausea and sweatiness. Now, all of these symptoms don’t have to be
present but, if you have any symptoms that I just mentioned, again, seek medical attention. Don’t drive yourself to the emergency room. Call the EMS, who are trained to deal with
these situations. ‘Cause if you’re driving yourself to the hospital
with a heart attack, you’re not just jeopardizing your life, but the life of people around you. When the EMS are called they come in and immediately
what they do is they, the first thing they do is after giving you oxygen is to do an
EKG, which is the most useful diagnostic tool for an ongoing heart attack. The advantages of that is A, you get immediate
diagnosis, second, they can alert the emergency room, and we can mobilize our team and be
ready for you when you arrive. Time is muscle, so the quicker we can open
the artery, the better. I would tell the women out there, that if
you have any signs or symptoms that are worrying you or bothering you, please
seek medical attention immediately. Women don’t have the same typical symptoms
that you hear of when they’re having a heart attack all the time as you hear in men. It could present differently in women. It could be abdominal pain, neck pain, shoulder
pain, a variety of different symptoms that usually are not associated with heart attacks. If there’s something out of the ordinary that
is not normal, just show up. Let us check you out.