Heart Attack Specialist

Verma Health

Internal Medicine & Cardiology located in Boynton Beach, FL

Every 40 seconds, estimates state that someone in the United States experiences a heart attack. The skilled cardiologists at Verma Health offer comprehensive care for after effects of a heart attack. At their Boynton Beach, Florida, office, the medical team provides on-site diagnostics and treatments to prevent long-term heart damage following a heart attack. The staff also works closely with you to prevent heart attacks through services, like routine blood pressure checks. For care following a heart attack, schedule a consultation at Verma Health now, online or by phone.

Heart Attack Q & A

What is a heart attack?

In order for your heart to function properly, it needs the proper amount of oxygen. When your heart muscle isn’t getting the blood flow it needs, to supply oxygen, a heart attack can occur.

In many cases, blockages or a narrowing of the coronary arteries that brings blood to the heart is the cause of a heart attack. These blockages can develop when deposits of fat, cholesterol, or plaque build-up in the arteries. You can also develop a blood clot in the artery that further blocks blood flow, leading to a heart attack.

Routine checkups at Verma Health can help you avoid a heart attack because the skilled cardiologists identify warning signs early when they are easily treatable or reversible.

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

A heart attack can cause tightness or a squeezing sensation in your chest that radiates into your arms, neck, or back. Other symptoms common with a heart attack include:

  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sudden dizziness

While these symptoms are common, not everyone experiences a heart attack the same way. In some cases, a heart attack can occur with no noticeable symptoms.

For others, warning symptoms can occur several hours or days in advance of the heart attack.

How is a heart attack diagnosed?

When you experience chest tightness, pain, or other symptoms of a heart attack, seek medical help as soon as possible. Delaying an evaluation can create a life-threatening situation.

Emergency treatment for a heart attack involves a review of your symptoms and checks of your blood pressure and pulse. 

Following your emergency care, the Verma Health medical team can create a treatment plan to continue managing your condition and the after effects of the heart attack. They may request heart tests, like an electrocardiogram (EKG), to evaluate damage in your heart in order to create the best management plan for your condition. 

What’s involved in care following a heart attack?

Every minute after a heart attack causes more damage to the heart tissue, technically known as myocardium. The goal of treatment is to restore proper blood flow as soon as possible. Drs. Anil and Sameer Verma consistently have some of the fastest times to open the blockage. This minimizes the damage to the muscle.  

Initial treatment may include medications, like aspirin or blood-thinning medications, to improve blood flow to the heart. You may require surgical procedures, such as coronary angioplasty, to unblock your arteries. Bypass surgery may also be an option, which involves sewing new blood vessels to bypass blocked arteries.

After your initial treatment, you can expect to remain in the hospital for several days to ensure your condition is stable. Your Verma Health provider likely recommends a rehabilitation program and lifestyle changes to get you back to your usual routine.

For heart attack prevention or aftercare, call Verma Health now for a consultation. You can also schedule an appointment online now.