THE FEAR OF HEART ATTACKS
I will really miss Tim Russert, the Washington, DC bureau chief for NBC News. He was fair and honest with his opinions and his reporting, and my wife and I always watched “Meet the Press” on Sunday mornings. His death on June 13, at the age of 58, was shocking! The reported cause of death – heart attack!
Russert’s death got me thinking – what are the signs of an impending heart attack? Looking back at some of the medical negligence cases we have handled over the years, and a little medical research, revealed the following signs/symptoms of a potential heart attack:
– pressure and fullness in the chest area which may come and go
– discomfort in the arms, neck, back and jaw
– shortness of breath
Interestingly, women may have symptoms different from their male counterparts including sudden sweating, nausea and vomiting.
If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms, get to a hospital emergency room immediately and don’t let the ER staff keep you waiting to see a doctor. Your life might just depend on it!