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"The Subtle Signs of a Heart Attack" - Sheila Dougherty

  • Metro NY
  • New York, NY
  • (February 19, 2019)

For Heart Awareness Month, Samin Sharma, MD, director of clinical and interventional cardiology at Mount Sinai Hospital, discussed the warning signs of a heart attack and what you should do it you or someone you know starts exhibiting them.  “Many times, atypical symptoms like stomach/abdominal pain or nausea can confuse people and signs of heart attack are ignored. Also many times, patients have symptoms but they are preoccupied in other tasks of their life, which delay their seeking medical care,” Dr. Sharma said. “In suspected cases, call 911 and go to the nearest hospital ER. Don’t ignore or attempt to tough out the symptoms of a heart attack. The earlier a person receives medical help, the greater the chances of survival.”

— Samin Sharma, MD, Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Dean, International Clinical Affiliations, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

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