Heart attacks are not always marked by the intense, chest-clutching pain and collapse you typically see on television. In fact, many heart attacks start with only mild discomfort.
According to Regional Heart Center Cardiologist, King White, M.D., important signs of a heart attack include:
"If you or someone else is showing signs of a heart attack, get medical help fast," urges Dr. White. "Even if you're not sure it's a heart attack, check it out. Early treatment is the best defense against heart damage."
For more information about heart attacks call CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital at (337) 491-7577 or log on to www.christusstpatrick.org.
J. King White, M.D., is a local physician specializing in Cardiology. He is an active member of the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Medical Staff.