As the only hospital in South Central Indiana to offer total heart care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Franciscan Health-Indianapolis has become a model in comprehensive heart care. Franciscan Health has revolutionized heart attack care with our emergency heart attack team. Our team of cardiologists, heart and vascular surgeons are ready to perform the most complex surgery around the clock. If you come to us with a heart or vascular emergency, you don't have to worry about getting transferred to another facility, which sometimes happens at other area hospitals. That means life-saving treatment can start without delay.
Being the leader in total heart care for South Central Indiana means even more than leading the way in emergency heart treatment. Our team has one of the best rankings for successful outcomes in Indiana, so you’ll know your heart is in the right place.
Signs and Symptoms
A heart attack usually occurs when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood through a coronary artery — a blood vessel that feeds blood to a part of the heart muscle. Heart attacks are the leading cause of death for men and women worldwide. This is often because people confuse their symptoms with a minor illness, like indigestion, and delay getting help.
Signs that may mean you are having a heart attack include:
Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
Treatment for heart attack has improved dramatically over the years. With a heart attack, every second counts call 911 right away.
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