Wheeling Area Doctors Give Tips During National Heart Month


With February being National Heart Month, Wheeling area doctors are working to keep residents healthy.

Dr. Robert Fanning at Wheeling Hospital said there are different kinds of symptoms to look for when it comes to having a heart attack.

Symptoms could include chest pain, chest pressure, sweating, and even in some cases pain in the arms.

Some of the symptoms will be what the doctor calls defuse, meaning the person will not be able to point to it. 

However, Dr. Fanning said symptoms can vary depending on age, sex, and physical condition. 

“The scariest thing to hear if you are a cardiologist is I can’t explain it, but something is wrong,” said Dr. Fanning. “Those symptoms particularly in younger women and people with diabetes need to be viewed as a possible heart attack.”

Dr. Fanning also said it is possible for anyone to have a heart attack, and the risk depends on how someone lives his or her daily life. 

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