Heart attacks are not one size fits all. They can often begin with subtle symptoms that don’t resemble the sudden, crushing pain many imagine. And although many symptoms are similar, men and women often experience them differently. Be aware of the signs and call your doctor if you have symptoms that develop suddenly and do not resolve within 15 to 30 minutes. Delay in taking action can mean greater damage to your heart, so know the signs and get help.
MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute partners with the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute for groundbreaking clinical care and research. Visit MedStarHeartInstitute.org for more information on heart disease.
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital works closely with the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute to ensure patients needing the highest level of care are quickly transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center or the new Nancy and Harold Zirkin Heart & Vascular Hospital, a state-of-the-art cardiovascular care hospital offering expert cardiovascular services utilizing the latest medical technology.