Surviving Heart Attack – Cecil’s Story

I had an appointment on the 15th of May. My wife and daughter dropped me off. I got my scooter out of the trunk of the car. I went inside the hospital but between the coffee shop and the elevators on the first floor, I had a heart attack. Cecil had a massive heart attack at the VA on that […]

Heart Attack Symptoms – The Nebraska Medical Center

Symptoms of a heart attack can vary between individuals. An individual may have the classic symptoms of chest pain or chest pressure, arm pain, neck pain. But I think there’s a good portion of people who have what we call atypical (or unusual) symptoms that reflect the heart attack that’s ongoing. That can be some nausea, some vomiting, almost like […]

Heart Attack Quiz – The Nebraska Medical Center

Somebody who’s having chest pain should call 9-1-1. I often tell my patients that I would rather you would come to the emergency room be evaluated for what isn’t a heart attack, than to stay home, have a heart attack and then end up in severe problems. I think if you have any concern that this is a heart attack […]

Signs of a Heart Attack – The Nebraska Medical Center

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 […]