When To Seek Help From A Cardiac Center

When To Seek Help From A Cardiac Center

If you’re someone with a history of heart disease or realize your health is fragile, then knowing when to seek help from a cardiac center can save your life. It’s especially important to understand the symptoms of an active heart attack so that you will know to call 911 within five minutes.

Calling a 911 operator will allow them to dispatch an emergency response team quickly. Besides being specifically trained to treat patients experiencing a heart attack, the ambulance team can get you to the hospital faster than if you drove yourself or if someone else drove. The bottom line is, it’s extremely dangerous to do any activity while suffering cardiac arrest symptoms.

Before your heart condition worsens to the point of emergency, it would be wise to visit a cardiac care facility. One of the best places on the east coast to seek help is the NYU Cardiac Center. They have some of the best doctors in the country to treat patients before and during cardiac arrest to prevent damage to the heart muscle.

However, it’s always best to take of yourself before it gets to the point of hospitalization. So knowing the common physical symptoms to look for could help to save your life and of those of your loved ones. For example, one of the most common symptoms of the early stages of cardiac problems starts with arrhythmic heartbeats (uneven heartbeats). If the arrhythmic heartbeats last a minute or more and then increase in intensity it’s imperative to seek medical treatment right away.

Unfortunately, many arrhythmias have no demonstrable external signs. However, the most common external symptoms are a slow heartbeat, a fluttering heartbeat, short pauses between heartbeats and palpitations. Palpitations can be described as having feelings of a skipped heartbeats or the heart beating too hard or fast.

As symptoms of arrythmia move into a later stage then and last long enough then it begins to affect how well the heart works. Serious signs and symptoms of arrhythmia are severe chest pain, overwhelming anxiety, dizziness, feeling faint or actually fainting, extreme fatigue and developing a headache or experiencing light-headedness.

As the arrhythmia continues you will probably find that your heart will start to pound and your heartbeat will increase to the point where you’ll have shortness of breath, profuse sweating and a sense of physical weakness. This is extremely serious and a trip to a place like NYU Cardiac Center is in order immediately.

Once you’ve experienced these severe symptoms and made a trip to the emergency room, surgery is a necessary consequence. After you’ve had such surgery, there is still reason to be extremely wary. There are more symptoms to look for after a heart operation that you should look for. If you start to develop a fever of over 100 °F this could be a sign you’re developing an infection.

Be on the look out for excessive redness or swelling in the incision area. This could lead to a yellowish drainage fluid that smells bad which could also mean there is a separation of the incision. If your pain medicine stops helping the pain or if you start to have fatigue that doesn’t leave even after adequate rest call your heart surgeon immediately.

There are other more innocuous seeming symptoms that could take you by surprise. If you consistently become short of breath, have continual coughing, have difficulty breathing in general, have swelling in the ankles, feet and legs or gain or lose 5 or more pounds in less than 3 days then these are signs you should see your doctor right away.


Dressing Modestly: A Positive Perspective

Dressing Modestly: A Positive Perspective

How we dress has an important impact on how we are perceived and treated in society. Consider for instance a job interview, where first impressions are based primarily on how we physically appear. If you waltz into a corporate job interview wearing a club dress, do you think you would be considered as a serious candidate? Not-so-obvious flaws in otherwise appropriate outfits can also trigger the same effect. Not only does our clothing choice reflect our cleanliness and the effort we put in, but it can also subtly cause reactions in those around us. These reactions can occur at a subconscious level, where the unnoticed and unintended aspects of your clothing choice may form a negative image of you in your company’s mind. There are a couple of ways to make sure that you are utilizing these small triggers to ensure a positive image of yourself.


The most important aspect is a question you must ask yourself every time you finish dressing for an occasion: Am I dressed appropriately? Consider what others will be wearing, as well as the location, weather, function, company, and time of year. Verifying that your outfit doesn’t fail any of those categories prevents unnecessary trouble down the line. Being the only one in black tie at a barbeque is not just tacky, it is especially uncomfortable for the individual.

A less obvious matter of distaste comes in the form of modesty. What you are wearing can say a lot about your confidence and self-esteem, though pushing the boundary too far can cause others to see you as ‘trashy’ or immodest. Consider again a workplace environment. A boss may show off her collar bones with a wide-necked blouse and be viewed as strong and professional, while maintaining a certain approachability. That her clothes do not block her in makes her come across as more friendly. However, if the top delves down a little more and shows a little more of her skin or cleavage, it can have the opposite effect. She may lose some of the respect of her employees and colleagues by coming across as less serious and far less professional. Dressing modestly and appropriately is key.

Even with the aforementioned factors taken well into consideration, an outfit can go wrong simply by being ill-fitting. Wearing clothes that are too loose make us appear frumpy and unkempt, while clothes that are too tight show parts of us the world may not be ready to see. This is important for those of us that aren’t in our physical prime. Trying to cover that extra 10 pounds with large clothing can make us look that much larger. This is not to say that clothes must be expensive to look the best on us, and quite to the contrary. With simple sewing skills, a piece of decorative fabric can be made into cheap skirts with that tailor-made fit. Second-hand shops and irregular clothing outlets are also ways to pinch pennies when it comes to shopping, as long as you have the ability to alter clothes that may need a little help.

There are no limits in expressing your individual clothing style when you consider the importance of modesty and how you are perceived in the eyes of others. With these tips, you can push the boundaries while maintaining a positive image of yourself.