Symptoms and Conditions
Our experienced heart care team at 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)
- 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 Floyd, call 706.509.6700.