The heart truth is heart disease is the #1 killer in America, and many do not know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. We want to empower you in your heart health. Use this page to learn about heart disease and how the UMC Heart Center is your partner in caring for your heart.
10 Minutes could have been too late
Know the Warning Signs
According to the CDC, 1 in 5 heart attacks are silent— meaning the person isn’t aware they are suffering a heart attack and doesn’t seek immediate medical attention. Because symptoms of a heart attack can be different in women than in men, women especially may not realize they are having a heart attack. Interact with the graphic below to learn about the warning signs many people are missing.
Heart Attack Signs in Men
Shortness of Breath
Feels like: pressure, squeezing, fullness, pain - it may last for a few minutes or go away & return.
In one or both arms, shoulders, back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
Heart Attack Signs in Women
Shortness of Breath
In one or both arms, back, neck, or jaw.
Feels like: pressure, squeezing, fullness, pain in the center of the chest.
Nausea/Indigestion or Stomach Pain
Often mistaken for the flu or food poisoning.
Services offered by the UMC Heart Center
We treat a wide range of heart issues, from emergencies to everyday management. We work with Texas Tech Physicians to offer the latest in cardiac technology because we share in the belief that your care should be available in one facility, close to home.
UMC is proud to offer advanced heart failure treatment options not usually readily available in our region. We use advanced technologies to give patients their lives back.
Aside from traditional non-invasive screenings, patients receive more advanced interventional heart treatment close to home because of the UMC Heart Center.
The UMC Heart Center, in partnership with UMC Physicians and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, is privileged to offer a full range of cardiac surgery -- both elective and emergency. This is provided to you by our team of skillful cardiovascular surgeons.
UMC Health System's Structural Heart Program is the region's only advanced structural heart program. This program offers great minimally invasive options.
Our Electrophysiology program, in partnership with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, uses the latest technology to evaluate if a person has heart damage, cardiac rhythm disorders, metabolic abnormalities and enlargement of the heart muscle.
UMC Cardiac rehab is a multidisciplinary program designed to help manage heart disease and assist patients in their recovery after a coronary intervention. Each individual's cardiac rehab regimen is molded to their needs in order to strengthen their heart and, in turn, the body as a whole.
To schedule an appointment with a cardiologist, call the UMC Heart Center 806.775.8740.