Speaker: Dr. Irina Staicu, Cardiologist
Each year, 40 percent of U.S. heart attacks are fatal. A person has the best chance for a full recovery if he or she receives care within an hour from the start of a heart attack.I’m Dr. Irina Staicu, an independent cardiologist on the medical staff at Centegra Health System.Centegra’s accredited Chest Pain Centers can save your life if you’re having a heart attack. If you have heart attack symptoms, call 911 immediately. Never feel embarrassed about calling for emergency help. In the case of a heart attack, you can die from embarrassment.The warning signs of a heart attack include sudden chest pain or pressure. It can be felt in the jaw, back, throat or arm, and may feel like tightness, heaviness or pain. You may sweat or experience nausea, vomiting, dizziness, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats, weakness and anxiety.Call 911 if you suspect a heart attack. It could save a life.