Heart attacks are the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. To reduce your risk of permanent heart damage and long-term health complications, the board-certified team at Premier Cardiology Consultants offers heart attack prevention resources. They also provide comprehensive care following a heart attack at their offices in New Hyde Park on Long Island, and Forest Hills, Rochdale, Jamaica, and Richmond Hill in Queens, New York. Learn more about what you can do to prevent a heart attack by scheduling a heart health consultation online or by phone today.
A heart attack occurs when the vessels that deliver blood to your heart become blocked and your heart doesn’t receive the blood and oxygen it needs to function properly.
The blockage usually comes from coronary artery disease, an underlying condition where plaque builds up along the arterial walls. This plaque can block blood flow or break away and form a clot. You may be at increased risk for a heart attack if you have:
A heart attack is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical care. If you experience symptoms of a heart attack, call 911.
The team at Premier Cardiology Consultants will follow up with your care after any administered emergency treatment to prevent heart damage and additional health complications.
A heart attack can produce tightness or pain in your chest. You may also experience a sensation like your chest is being squeezed. Pain can radiate down into your arms or into your neck, back, and jaw.
Other common symptoms of a heart attack include:
Everyone experiences heart attack symptoms differently. If you have any heart attack-related symptoms, seek a consultation as soon as possible at Premier Cardiology Consultants.
Emergency care is needed after a heart attack because every minute your heart goes without blood or oxygen, some damage is being done. To minimize damage to your heart muscle, treatment focuses on restoring blood flow and oxygen to the heart as quickly as possible.
In many cases, you can expect to receive medications to break up blood clots and improve blood flow. You may also need surgery to address blockages not treatable with medications.
Following your emergency treatment, the experienced cardiology team at Premier Cardiology Consultants monitors your heart health and helps you make the necessary changes to prevent another heart attack.
They can also recommend and manage preventive medications for blood clots, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
If you’re recovering from or have risk factors for a heart attack, schedule a consultation with the cardiology team at Premier Cardiology Consultants today by calling the office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online.