Cardiac Arrest / Heart Attack
Take good care of your heart with regular check-ups and getting help at the first signs of a problem. At iCare ER & Urgent Care Center in Frisco and Fort Worth , we are always prepared for your medical emergency with board-certified physicians and innovative diagnostic technologies to treat you. If you experience the following symptoms: chest pain, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure or low blood pressure, our dedicated team can help immediately when time is of the essence. Our medical practitioners are advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certified and trained to carry out life saving interventions when necessary .
Heart conditions can come with a range of symptoms and causes. Some of the most common conditions that we treat at iCare are:
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure is a chronic condition that occurs when fluid leaks into the lungs and other parts of the body because one or both ventricles of the heart begin to fail, often caused by other conditions that have weakened the heart muscle. Symptoms of congestive heart failure include coughing and wheezing, unusual swelling in the legs and ankles, sudden fluid retention, weight gain, fatigue and weakness, increased heart rate, with a sensation of shortness of breath that awakens the patient, and digestive problems.
An irregular heartbeat is a condition in which your heart palpitates, pounds, or races from an abnormal condition of the heart. It can also be stress or anxiety-induced arrhythmias, in which the heart skips a beat at times and is brought on by a specific situation
Cardiac Arrest + Heart Attack
Cardiac arrest or a heart attack is a serious emergency in which blood is blocked from flowing through the heart. Symptoms range from mild to severe and may include chest discomfort, chest pain, stomach pain, pain or a tingling sensation in the neck or the left arm, shortness of breath, anxiety, lightheadedness, sweating, nausea and vomiting, weakness, or heartburn.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a heart condition, which can be chronic, occurring when blood is pumped through the artery walls with more force than usual. Often without a known cause, the symptoms of high blood pressure can include headaches, dizziness, nosebleeds, fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, or stroke.
Seeking Medical Care
Since heart conditions can be some of the most serious health risks in which avoiding care can be detrimental to your health if you are not treated quickly.
If you are in need of immediate attention for a heart attack, call 911. If the patient is stable yet experiencing the symptoms listed above, we recommend visiting iCare in Frisco or Fort Worth.
What to Expect
When you visit iCare, our medical team, led by an experienced ER physician will immediately assess your situation and employ life-saving intervention as needed. The ER physician will review your medical history and provide a physical examination. Our team may perform tests such as an EKG, blood tests and/or a chest XRAY. Once you are diagnosed, you will be treated in a variety of ways depending on the type and severity of your condition. For chest pain, irregular heartbeats, and high blood pressure, our team may prescribe varying medications and behavioral changes to manage your symptoms. Patient will likely require hospitalization or other procedures that we do not offer at iCare, we are able to transfer them to a hospital for admission.