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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

What Does a Heart Attack Look Like?

Uncategorized  |  March 31, 2020

What Does a Heart Attack Look Like? | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST | Male clutching chest with heart monitor graphics overlaid

What Every Senior in Edmonton, AB Needs to Know About Heart Attacks

What Does a Heart Attack Look Like? | When someone mentions a heart attack we immediately picture a person who is clutching their chest due to severe pain. Some heart attacks can happen suddenly, while others start slowly and cause pain and discomfort which progress over time. A person can have symptoms for hours before even realizing that they are having a heart attack.

Every year more than 150, 000 Canadians suffer from this condition. Fortunately, with some healthy lifestyle changes, the risk of having a heart attack can be significantly reduced. People who wish to avoid this health problem or are recovering after a heart attack should stick to a healthy diet, exercise regularly and avoid stressful situations.

What Does a Heart Attack Look Like?

Common Symptoms:

Chest discomfort – Not all people experience chest pain in the same way. Some experience squeezing, while others have a feeling of fullness.

Pain or discomfort throughout the body – A heart attack doesn’t have to cause pain only in the chest area. It can lead to soreness in the neck, arms, jaw or back.

Shortness of breath – Although it is often not recognized as one, shortness of breath can be a sign of a heart attack.

Nausea – Symptoms such as lightheadedness, vomiting, cold sweats and nausea are also signs that the person is having a heart attack.

Types of Heart Attacks:

NSTEMI – A restricted blood flow to the heart through a coronary leads to a heart attack.

Demand Ischemia – Some heart attacks have nothing to do with artery blockages. A heart attack can happen when the heart needs more oxygen than it is receiving.

Silent Heart Attacks – Some people have a heart attack without even knowing it. This type is called a silent heart attack.

Coronary Artery Spasm – When the artery wall tightens it can cause a restricted blood flow through the artery, which leads to a heart attack.

Cardiac Arrest – This is not exactly a heart attack, but a term used when a patient’s heart stops beating.

Recognizing the symptoms on time and acting accordingly can be a life-saver. If you experience these symptoms or you see someone having them, seek medical attention immediately.

Comfort Keepers® in Edmonton Can Help with In-Home Elderly Care!

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help. Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. 

Companionship and Interactive Caregiving™

Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Moreover, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. 

Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office. If you live in Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.

Comfort Keepers® Edmonton is an Approved Service Provider for the Client Directed Homecare Invoicing Program Offered by Alberta Health Services. Is Invoicing the Right Option for You?  Read more about the program HERE.

Comfort Keepers Edmonton is here to help you and your loved ones get the best care possible. Awarded the “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” seal by Accreditation Canada. Our Edmonton location has achieved the highest available certification in Canada for Home Care services, clearly demonstrating Comfort Keepers’ commitment to offering safe, high-quality home care to its senior clients in Edmonton.

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