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When Seconds Count

Heart Attack Care You Can Trust

One person has a heart attack every 40 seconds in America. Heart attack signs and symptoms aren’t always what someone might expect, and one in five heart attacks goes undiagnosed each year.

Getting reliable, trusted treatment for a heart attack can prevent or limit damage to your heart. Your heart care team at AdventHealth Lake Wales, formerly Lake Wales Medical Center, is committed to empowering you and your loved ones with heart care education and prevention tips.

Our heart care center in Florida is here to help you reduce your risk of heart attack and heart disease. We can deliver the care and support you need to heal your body, mind and spirit after a heart attack.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

What Does a Heart Attack Feel Like?

Understand Heart Attack Symptoms

When you think of a heart attack, you probably think of overwhelming chest pain, gasping for breath or falling over. However, the signs and symptoms of a heart attack aren’t always obvious.

The cardiologists and heart care team at AdventHealth Lake Wales are committed to empowering you through education. Take the first step to a healthier heart by understanding the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Heart attacks can happen at any time and are not always sudden and intense. Whether you’re at risk for a heart attack or not, it’s important to understand the universal signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

Knowing and recognizing heart attack signs and symptoms can save a life. When it comes to your heart, every minute matters. Signs and symptoms of a heart attack include:

Chest Discomfort

  • Discomfort Lasts More Than Two Minutes and May Come and Go
  • Squeezing or Tightness
  • Uncomfortable Pressure or Heaviness

Discomfort In Other Areas of the Upper Body

  • Back, Neck or Jaw
  • One or Both Arms
  • Stomach or Abdomen

Other Heart Attack Signs

  • Cold Sweat
  • Extreme Weakness or Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Nausea or Vomiting

If you experience any of these signs of heart attack, please call 911.

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Get Cardiovascular Care in Lake Wales

At a Moment’s Notice

If you are concerned about your heart health or are working to managing a cardiovascular disease, your AdventHealth Lake Wales cardiologist and care team are here for you.

Visit our Polk County heart care center for experienced, compassionate care to diagnose, treat and manage your heart disease.

Accredited Chest Pain Center

Proven Care When You Need It Most

The American College of Cardiology has recognized AdventHealth Lake Wales for its demonstrated knowledge and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. We’ve been awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation based on our staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms. They have streamlined their systems from admission to evaluation to diagnosis and treatment and give patients recommendations for lifestyle changes.