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Lakeland Heart and Vascular is a team of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and advanced practitioners, serving individuals at multiple office locations in Coloma, Niles, and St. Joseph. To get established with a family medicine or internal medicine primary care provider, Spectrum Health Lakeland can help. Visit spectrumhealthlakeland.org/physicians or call (800) LAKELAND to find a doctor.
Warning— It May REALLY be a Heart Attack
Would you know if you were having a heart attack? Our patients have told us that they dismissed heart attack warning signs, such as chest pain, an odd tingling sensation, or thought they merely had heartburn or a pulled muscle. They believed the feeling would "go away." The unfortunate conclusion is that many people wait too long before getting help.
We want you to recognize the early symptoms of a heart attack because the beginnings of an attack are different for everyone. It's important not to ignore what your body is trying to tell you. Make time and talk to your medical provider if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Back pain
- Chest pressure, squeezing or discomfort, burning, aching or tightness
- Feeling of fullness, severe heartburn
- Jaw pain
- Shoulder and/or arm pain, and weakness
- Unusual shortness of breath