(dramatic music) – [Narrator] Health Break is brought to you by Capital Regional Medical Center, the regions fastest ER wait times. – Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects one in four Americans, and if elevated enough, requires immediate treatment. Doctor Farzana Khan describes the symptoms of a hypertensive emergency. – Headache, severe headache, chest pain, shortness of breath, nose bleeds, […]
welcome to part 2 of hypertension we’re going to talk about the others in the last lecture in part 1 we talked about the ABC DS which was the ACE inhibitor ARB for a the beta blockers for B the calcium channel blockers for C and the diuretics for D I don’t want to get into the other medications that […]
– If you have preexisting condition of high blood pressure, you should come to the ER if your blood pressure is 10 to 20% greater than your usual blood pressure. Or, if you happen to have other symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath or headaches.
It’s the chest discomfort that has an unusual, uncomfortable characteristic, it is generally fairly severe. It comes on in a crescendo manner it may radiate to the jaw, teeth and to the shoulder but generally people can’t put their finger right on it. It is more of a widespread discomfort. It is often accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating and […]
I was working and I got a call from him. He was telling me that he had chest pain. So I told him to go to the doctor. He told me that he couldn’t wait for the doctor. So then I told him to go to the emergency room. So he told me that he couldn’t drive so that’s when […]
– September 25th of last year, my daughter took me to the emergency room at Brandon Regional Hospital. They asked us to have a seat, and we went over and sat down and that was the last thing I remembered. (light instrumental music) From what I understand, I had a major heart attack. – To walk in with your father, […]
A heart attack happens when the supply of blood to the heart muscle is suddenly blocked usually by a blood clot. Lots of people make a full recovery, but there’s a serious risk that the heart might stop beating called a cardiac arrest. It’s vital that you help someone who is suffering a heart attack and call 999 or 112 […]