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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Symptoms and Conditions​​

Our experienced heart care team at Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center is certified and licensed in multiple areas. This allows them to provide the quickest and best care for emergencies — with a four-man team on call 24/7 to restore blood flow to the heart as quickly as possible. 

If you suspect you are having a heart attack, don't wait. Call 911.

Heart Attack Symptoms

  • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes — it may go away and then return. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. 

  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. 

  • Shortness of breath. This can occur with or without chest discomfort.

  • Signs for women - Women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain. Some women are more likely to experience shortness of breath, nausea/ vomiting and back or jaw pain.

  • ​Other possible signs include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.​

​​​Other Serious Symptoms

​Anyone experiencing the following symptoms may benefit from cardiology services:

  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Fatigue
  • Rapid, pounding or fluttering heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Shortness of breath


Treatment and management of the following conditions is available: 

  • Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)  
  • Cardiomyopathy (disease of heart muscle) 
  • Congestive heart failure  
  • Heart attack  
  • Heart murmurs  
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)  
  • Pericarditis (inflammation of the sac around the heart)
  • Valve disorders  


To learn more about heart services and treatments provided at​ Atrium Health ​Floyd, call 706-509-​6700.

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