Top-Notch Treatment Saves Hearts & Spares Lives
A heart attack happens when blood flow in the arteries is blocked. Often the culprit is a fatty deposit called plaque. If the rupture forms a clot within the artery, blood flow may stop and that means heart muscle is being starved of oxygen.
Don't Drive, Call 9-1-1
Without quick treatment, heart muscle can be damaged or begin to die. Those results can lead to heart failure, dangerous abnormal rhythms or death. We are fortunate to provide many new leading-edge heart attack treatments right here in Lexington County. If someone is experiencing symptoms of acute coronary syndrome, one of the best things you can do is call 9-1-1 instead of driving him or her to a nearby emergency department. Quick treatment can help limit damage to the brain or heart, and increase the chance of a full recovery.
Early Signs of a Heart Attack
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Pain in one or both arms
- Jaw pain
- Back pain
Women & Heart Disease
Did you know more women than men die of heart disease? Most women are aware of many minute details and numbers in their day-to-day lives. One they are not very knowledgeable about — their cholesterol. If more women paid attention to their heart, LDL counts and triglycerides, we would lose fewer mothers and sisters each year.