Learning the source of your heart problem is the first step in understanding how it can be fixed. The cardiologists at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center use noninvasive cardiovascular testing methods to get more information with less pain and less risk of infection or complications. We work with you to find the most appropriate diagnostic tool for your unique situation.

    You can schedule an appointment for noninvasive cardiovascular testing by calling us at (805) 546-7777. Be sure to follow doctor’s orders prior to testing and wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

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    Minutes matter when you’re having a heart attack.

    Heart attacks can be sudden and intense, or start slowly with mild pain or discomfort. Often those affected aren't sure what's happening and wait too long before getting help attributing to making cardiovascular disease the #1 cause of death in the United States. If you or a loved one may be experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

    Remember, fast action and treatment can save lives.

    Know the symptoms of a heart attack.

    • Chest discomfort. Discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back. Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
    • Discomfort in the upper body. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
    • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
    • Other signs may include cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
    It’s important to note that according to the American Heart Association, as with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.

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