Men's Heart Health

Men’s Heart Health

Men who experience any of the warning signs of a heart attack should call 911 immediately.

The Anderson Regional Heart Center team quickly evaluates symptoms to determine what is causing chest pain or discomfort.
The typical signs of a heart attack in men include:

  • Pain spreading to the shoulders neck or arms.
  • Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes.
  • Chest discomfort, feeling light-headed, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath.
  • Unusual chest pain, stomach or abdominal pain.
  • Nausea or dizziness.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Unexplained anxiety, weakness or fatigue.
  • Racing heartbeat, cold sweats or paleness.

In many men, the warning signs come and go, or the conditions only present during physical activities such as playing sports or mowing the lawn. If you experience any warning signs, it is a good time to make an appointment with one of our cardiologists for a complete examination. With a series of simple tests and some background information, your physician can determine the best course of treatment and will be able assess your condition and complaints that are causing