Don’t Miss a Beat with These Heart Facts

Do you know the difference between a heart attack, heart disease, or heart failure? We can help you recognize and manage symptoms.  


What is it?
The flow of oxygen-rich blood is blocked from a section of the heart due to plaque buildup in coronary arteries.

What are the symptoms?

  • Pain or squeezing feeling in the center or left side of the chest
  • Pain or discomfort in the upper part of the body
  • Cold sweat
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unusual fatigue

What to do?
Do not ignore the symptoms. At the first sign, act fast, and call 911.


What is it?
A lifelong disorder of the blood vessels of the heart that can lead to heart attack.

What are the symptoms?

  • Men tend to experience pressure or squeezing in the chest. 
  • Women have sharp, burning pain in the neck, jaw, throat, abdomen, or back.

What to do?
Eat foods low in fat and salt, as well as lots of fruits and veggies, whole grains, fish, fiber, and lean poultry.


What is it?
The heart is not pumping blood as it should, and the need for blood and oxygen is not being met.

What are the symptoms?

  • Shortness of breath, especially when lying down
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Swelling in feet, ankles, and legs
  • Weight gain from fluid buildup

What to do?

  • Track your weight, blood pressure and fluids daily.
  • Take medicines as prescribed.
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle.

To learn more about our Heart & Vascular Center, visit

View All Success Stories
CRH banner

CRH News

  • VIDEO: NexusPark Construction Timelapse

    Nov 28, 2023, 19:07 PM by Laker, J.
    Watch three angles of the ongoing construction of NexusPark through November, 2023.
    Full story
  • Holiday hours for CRH-affiliated services

    Nov 15, 2023, 19:09 PM by Andrew Laker
    Office hours for CRH-affiliated practices and service lines for the 2023/2024 holiday season.
    Full story
  • Healthy Communities releases gun safety statement

    Nov 1, 2023, 17:35 PM by User Not Found
    Columbus Regional Health Healthy Communities Council recognizes unintentional and intentional gun deaths and injuries as a public health crisis.
    Full story
  • CRH Offering Two Important Health Screening Opportunities

    Oct 12, 2023, 16:03 PM by DeClue, A.
    On Oct. 28, Columbus Regional Health Breast Health Services will offer a free clinical breast screening event for those whose insurance does not cover breast screenings. Also, throughout November, the CRH Lung Care Team is offering low-dose lung scans to anyone who is eligible and hasn’t had a lung scan before.
    Full story
  • OB/GYN Associates prepares for move to NexusPark

    Oct 11, 2023, 17:54 PM by DeClue, A.
    Columbus Regional Health is pleased to announce the first phase of the relocation process for those practices and services moving into the health system’s dedicated space in NexusPark. In this first phase, OB/GYN Associates will relocate to NexusPark and open to patients on Oct. 23, 2023.
    Full story
  • Workplace Violence Prevention Efforts at CRH Supported By New Law

    Sep 13, 2023, 19:33 PM by Newton, A.
    The safety of Columbus Regional Health's workforce is our priority. The formation of the Columbus Regional Hospital Police Department in 2020 has allowed us to have immediate response from law enforcement for workforce members. As part of their work, our Workplace Violence Prevention Committee reviews workplace violence incidents and looks at how to incorporate various scenarios in our training and education for staff.
    Full story