Ask the Doctor: Heart Attack Signs for Women & Tips for Kids - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Ask the Doctor: Heart Attack Signs for Women & Tips for Kids

Posted: Updated:

Many people think a heart attack is always sudden. However, many heart attacks start slowly as mild pain or discomfort which can come and go.

For both women and men, the most common sign of a heart attack is pain or discomfort in the center of the chest. It can be mild or strong and can last more than a few minutes, or it can go away and come back.

Doctors say women are more likely than men to have the other common signs of a heart attack. These include shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, and pain in the back, neck, or jaw. While the signs of a heart attack can happen suddenly, they can also develop slowly, over hours, days, and even weeks before a heart attack occurs. The more heart attack signs that you have, the more likely it is that you are having a heart attack.

Also, if you've already had a heart attack, your symptoms may not be the same for another one. Even if you're not sure you're having a heart attack, you should still have it checked out. We are talking about this and tips to keep your kids' hearts healthy in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment with Dr. Letitia Anderson. She's a cardiologist with the Renown Institute for Heart and Vascular Health. To speak with her call (775) 858-2222 between 5-6 p.m.

You can also reach the Renown Institute at (775) 982-2400.
 

  • Kristen Remington's Health Watch ReportsMore>>

  • Painting without Pain: Medtronic Drug Pump

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:15:05 GMT

    A man born with cerebral palsy had a tough go for many years. He lived in constant pain - up until fairly recently. Find out what changed and why his world is now more colorful than ever before in Health Watch.

    More >>

    A man born with cerebral palsy had a tough go for many years. He lived in constant pain - up until fairly recently. Find out what changed and why his world is now more colorful than ever before in Health Watch.

    More >>
  • First West Nile Case Reported in Carson City-Douglas County Area for 2017

    First West Nile Case Reported in Carson City-Douglas County Area for 2017

    Friday, August 11 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-08-11 21:11:13 GMT

    Carson City Health and Human Services and Douglas County Mosquito Abatement are reporting the first human case of West Nile virus in the Carson City-Douglas County area for 2017.

    More >>

    Carson City Health and Human Services and Douglas County Mosquito Abatement are reporting the first human case of West Nile virus in the Carson City-Douglas County area for 2017.

    More >>
  • Anthem Withdrawing From Nevada's Health Exchange for 2018

    Anthem Withdrawing From Nevada's Health Exchange for 2018

    Monday, August 7 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-08-07 23:09:12 GMT

    Anthem announced Monday that it will be withdrawing plans from Nevada’s Health Exchange in 2018. This means if you get insurance through healthcare.gov in 2018, Anthem no longer will be an option for Nevadans.

    More >>

    Anthem announced Monday that it will be withdrawing plans from Nevada’s Health Exchange in 2018. This means if you get insurance through healthcare.gov in 2018, Anthem no longer will be an option for Nevadans.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.