Every 40 seconds in the United States, someone has a heart attack. Because a heart attack can lead to permanent heart damage and can even be life-threatening, schedule an evaluation with board-certified cardiologist Camellus Ezeugwu, MD, FACC, FACP, PhD, at Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc. if you’ve had a heart attack or are at risk of suffering from one. With practice locations in Pikesville and Baltimore, Maryland, you have an office nearby to receive the care you need. Book your heart attack evaluation online or call either office to speak with a team member.
A heart attack is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when blood flow to your heart stops due to a partial or total blockage. In most cases, the blockage is a buildup of fatty substances like cholesterol and plaque, which lead to narrow arteries (atherosclerosis).
Your risk of suffering from a heart attack can be caused by several traits, lifestyle choices, and health conditions. Heart attacks are often linked to:
As a woman, your risk of having a heart attack is also higher if you developed preeclampsia, or high blood pressure during pregnancy.
A heart attack doesn’t always cause obvious signs or symptoms. You may have mild chest pain, or more severe chest pain that leaves you doubled over in pain. This pain can run down your arms and even spread into your back and neck. A heart attack can also cause:
A heart attack can be life-threatening. Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms.
After you’ve had a heart attack and completed any emergency medical treatment and related hospitalization, the goal of your treatment plan from Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc. is to prevent heart failure progression and a future heart attack.
Your heart attack treatment and prevention plan are likely going to include a combination of the following therapies:
Dr. Ezeugwu is diligent about finding the right types of heart attack treatments for your needs, so you can preserve your heart health.
You can schedule your heart attack evaluation online with Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc., or you can call your most convenient office directly.