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The heart is a powerful organ: It pumps blood throughout your body, giving you strength and power for the day. It’s also the spiritual center of your being: Forging relationships, fostering connections and spreading love and goodwill.
Our heart health team at AdventHealth Heart of Florida, formerly Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, protects your heart for all its worth.
Our commitment to raise awareness and encourage preventive heart health never waivers. After all, heart disease risk factors, symptoms and outcomes affect women differently than men.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, and our exceptional heart care team is working to end this statistic. Our specialists understand women’s health and work to provide you with extraordinary care. Using new technologies and the latest treatments and therapies, you can count on us to help you reduce your risk of heart disease, help you understand heart attack symptoms, treat a heart condition or manage a chronic heart disease.
Better Health Starts Here
A heart attack can be a frightening experience. The first step is to take good care of your heart and learn the heart attack symptoms in women.
Together, you and your doctor can create a plan to lower your risk for heart attack and heart disease. And when you need it, AdventHealth Heart of Florida delivers proven care to help you recover and regain and your strength.
- Improve Your Heart Health
A healthy heart starts with a healthy lifestyle. Your doctor will work closely with you to create a plan that improves your physical, mental and spiritual health and lowers your risk of heart disease and heart attack. Lifestyle changes may include:
- A healthy diet
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Regular physical activity
- Taking medications as directed
- Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
Women often experience different symptoms of a heart attack.
A heart attack occurs when blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart is cut off or severely reduced. It is caused when arteries to the heart build up with fat, cholesterol or plaque.
Heart attack symptoms in women include:
- Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in your chest
- Pain or discomfort in one of both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
- Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort
Chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack, but women are more likely to feel other symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting and back or jaw pain.
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms or are concerned you are having a heart attack, call 911 immediately.
- Diagnosing A Heart Attack In Women
Treating a heart attack begins with quick, accurate diagnosis. Women at AdventHealth Heart of Florida may have any of the following diagnostic tests to confirm a heart attack or to identify another heart condition or disease:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
- Holter Monitor
- Nuclear Imaging
- Stress Test
- Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
- Treating Heart Attack
Quick, efficient treatment of a heart attack can help reduce your risk of heart damage and improve your rate of recovery. Our cardiologists offer advanced, comprehensive treatment options to give your heart the medicine it needs to get stronger and healthier.
Treatments at AdventHealth Heart of Florida may include:
- Medication therapy
- Stent placement
- Recovering From A Heart Attack
Our team is here to help you recover from a heart attack and get back to what matters most in your life. Cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of your recovery. Together, we’ll create a personalized plan that addresses your health needs and helps you get stronger after a heart attack.
We’ll help you make important lifestyle changes and closely monitor your health and wellness.
Learn more about Cardiac Rehabilitation.