February is Heart Health Month, and Campbell County Health thinks that
it's the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and
the steps you need to take now to help your heart. Check out these tips
on how to avoid a heart attack from Campbell County Medical Group's
Cardiovascular Services team in Gillette, Wyoming.
What are the warning signs of a heart attack?
- Chest discomfort. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
- Discomfort in other parts of the body. Both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath.
- Other signs like breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
Even if you’re not sure it’s a
heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately so treatment can begin.
How can I help avoid a heart attack?
- Don’t smoke, and avoid second-hand smoke.
- Treat high blood pressure if you have it.
- Eat foods that are low in fat, salt and added sugars.
- Be physically active.
- Reach and maintain a healthy weight.
Control your blood sugar if you have
- Get regular medical check-ups.
- Take all medicines as prescribed.
In the event of a heart attack, our
Cath Lab team may perform a procedure called
Cardiac Catheterization to open the coronary arteries.
In 2019, our “door to catheter” time averaged 63 minutes. The
American Heart Association standard is 90 minutes, putting
Campbell County Memorial Hospital in the 93 percentile for hospitals our size.
Our highly skilled cardiologists at the
Cardiology clinic are here at all times to care for patients and our cardiac cath lab allows
us to provide care quickly during an emergency. And, we can help get you
back to your daily routine after a heart incident with our
Cardiac Rehabilitation program. To learn more about our cardiovascular program, please call the
clinic at 307.688.3700 or visit
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