Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Although some heart attacks can be sudden and intense, most heart attacks begin slowly, with mild pain and symptoms. Knowing the symptoms can help save your life.

The warning signs of a heart attack include:

Closeup woman having heart attack.

Get Help Right Away: Call 911

Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, call 911 — don’t drive. Fast action can save your life or someone else’s. When you call 911, paramedics can start providing care and let the Emergency Department know they’re on the way.

Cardiology Care

For a new patient cardiology appointment, call (859) 287-3045.

Watercolor HeartHeart Attack Signs for Women

Chest pain or discomfort is the most common heart attack symptom for both men and women. However, women are more likely to experience some of the other heart attack symptoms — particularly fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, and back or jaw pain.

5 Tips When Using Hands-Only CPR

What do you do when someone suddenly collapses and doesn’t have a pulse? Call 911 and begin hands-only CPR immediately to save their life! Here are 5 tips for using hands-only CPR.

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Unparalleled Heart Care

St. Elizabeth Edgewood has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association as a Comprehensive Cardiac Center, placing us in an elite group of hospitals that have met high standards to fully address the needs of patients with complex cardiac conditions.

The Joint Commission and American Heart Association Certification - Meets Standards for Comprehensive Cardiac Center