Elderly Women: Silent Symptoms for a Heart Attack

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When you are caring for an elderly woman, there are certain things that you must know. One of the things you should focus on today is the fact that there are certain silent symptoms of a heart attack when it comes to elderly women. Knowing more about the symptoms can help you to save your loved one’s life is they experience a heart attack. Many people believe that a heart attack is only chest pain and left arm pain, but it can be much more than that.

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Home Care Plainview NY – Elderly Women: Silent Symptoms for a Heart Attack

Shortness of Breath

One of the silent symptoms of a heart attack in elderly women is shortness of breath. If you are caring for your elderly loved one and she seems to be short of breath, talk to her and ask what is happening. Find out if she is having any other symptoms besides the shortness of breath. Even if she isn’t, it is important to get a hold of her doctor right away. She could be having a heart attack and not even know it.

Jaw, Neck and Back Pain

As previously mentioned, many people believe that a heart attack is only signified by chest pain and left arm pain. However, there is more to it than that. Your elderly mother or grandmother might be experiencing jaw, neck, or back pain. These may be happening along with the chest and arm pain or they may be happening without those pains. If your elderly loved one is experiencing these pains, be sure you get them to the emergency room right away.

Lightheadedness

Lightheadedness is another one of the silent symptoms of a heart attack in women. If you notice that your elderly loved one is off-balance or feeling dizzy, they might be having a heart attack. Lightheadedness with a heart attack will more than likely come on suddenly, although, in some instances, it can happen over time.

Nausea

If your loved one is having a heart attack, you might also notice they are experiencing nausea. The pains they are having in their chest, arm, neck, jaw, or back might be causing them to experience the nausea. The racing heartbeat could be causing this nausea, as well.

These are some of the silent symptoms of a heart attack. If you are taking care of an elderly loved one, pay attention to these signs. Don’t brush them off as if they were nothing. If your elderly mother or grandmother have a home care provider, make sure they are aware of these silent symptoms of a heart attack, as well.

Sources:  https://www.womenshealth.gov/heart-disease-and-stroke/heart-disease/heart-attack-and-women/heart-attack-symptoms
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/heart-attack

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Chief Executive Officer at Star Multi Care Services
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York.

From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.

1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.

In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.

Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.