Name: Helen Simmons
Bio: Education Coordinator, RMH Heart and Vascular Center
Posts by Helen Simmons
What if you were having a heart attack, but had no chest pain? Would you recognize the other symptoms? Most people associate a heart attack with chest pain and the commonly used expression of " feeling like there's an elephant on my chest." However, during a preliminary study conducted between 1994 and 2006 of over 1 million heart attack patients, 31% of the men and 42% of the women did not report chest pain during their heart attack. Not recognizing all the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, partic...