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Recognizing heart attack symptoms and misdiagnosis concerns

Rhode Island cardiologists, emergency room doctors and other medical professionals are trained to promptly and accurately identify the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. After all, they understand that the nature and severity of heart attack symptoms can vary from case to case, and that a number of tests are available to confirm a heart attack diagnosis. If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack and were not properly diagnosed or treated, it is important to understand that your worsened medical condition may have been prevented. That is why the attorneys at DeLuca & Weizenbaum are committed to advocating on behalf of our clients and medical misdiagnosis victims.

The Mayo Clinic explains that a number of factors can come into play when considering the nature and severity of symptoms heart attack victims can experience. For instance, it is not unusual for elderly adults and people with diabetes to experience mild to no symptoms at all. Similarly, women often present different heart attack symptoms than men. Chest pain, for instance, is not as common in female heart attack patients. Instead, they are more generally known to experience everything from unusual fatigue to shortness of breath to back pain.

While women and other demographics of patients may be more prone to experiencing different types and levels of heart attack symptoms, anyone can present a huge number of different signs. Common heart attack symptoms can include but are not limited to:

  •          Upper body pain
  •          Nausea and/or vomiting
  •          Chest pain and/or discomfort
  •          Anxiety

Given that it is possible for a patient to experience none, all or some of the symptoms discussed above to various degrees, physicians are trained to not underestimate or rule out heart attacks when making diagnoses. Unfortunately, however, heart attack misdiagnoses continues to be a major issue. Learn more about topics relating to medical negligence in diagnosing heart attack incidents by visiting our web page today.


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