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Dr. Claude Brachfeld
38 years experience Cardiology
Don't know: I have never heard a physician use that terminology and can't speculate as to what it might mean.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It is a layman's: term for Myocardial Infarction. It is caused by a blockage of a coronary artery resulting in injury to the cardiac muscle distal to the obstruction. I ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies. The ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Heart Attack in Male: These symptoms are for a man. Women having heart attacks present with different symptoms sometimes. But, chest pain is key. Associated with this is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Sometimes: Difficult to tell. In olden days, people frequently died of indigestion that was really a heart attack. See ur md to begin ur evakuation. www.thepmc. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Damage: Symptoms can overlap, but heart attack has damage and ekg and or enzyme changes.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanford Brace
52 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You inherit genes from mom & dad! if on one side less risk for you. Both sides increase risk. This does not mean heart attack for you . You need c ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Different conditions: A heart attack is an occlusion of a coronary artery that leads to no blood supply to part of the heart muscle which can lead to permanent heart damage ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
NOT REALLY: No but has it has been described by many of my patients it may feel like to some at some times when they feel heart pacing, chest pain and difficulty ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Usually none: In otherwise young healthy individuals (no heart disease) the increased heart rate that can occur during an asthma attack or be related to treating an ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Sick heart: Usually a panic attack does not lead to a myocardial infarct unless the heart is very ill. However, the symptoms of a heart attack ight be panic or a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Difference....: In a heart attack, there is no blood flow to a portion of the heart muscle and damage to the heart can occur. Symptoms include chest pain that can go ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Good question! the presenting symptoms are similar but with careful history and lab tests, it can be well differentiated.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Continuum: Coronary disease develops from our lifestyle and as we age real blockage develops in some or all coronary vessels. One or more plaques disrupt and ob ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
See below: Heart attack only means that there is area of the heart deprived of blood flow and the muscles supplied by the involved blood vessel die. Cardiac arre ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marco Paliotta
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No.: Coughing would decrease the risk of having a heart attack or lessening the consequences of a heart attack. Please don't count it as a remedy!
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Get shock?: Not sure what that means, but something you need to get is solid therapy help. Medications alone are not nearly as helpful as a combination w/ really ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Big Difference : A "heart attack" is damage to the heart as a result of the lack of blood flow to the heart. Cardiac arrest means that the heart muscle has stopped ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgina Sehapayak
60 years experience Cardiology
In many ways: Cigarette smoking is one of the main factors in the development of arterioes clerosis;one of the mechanisms is by causing alterations in the lipid ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Google it: Rf: smoking, obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history etc. Symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations etc. You r ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Could Be: Increased heart rate and difficulty breathing can be physical symptoms of a panic attack. It would be a good idea to have these symptoms evaluated by ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lots.: Murmur: sound of turbulent blood flow through heart. Can be normal or abnormal. Heart attack: heart muscle dies because supply of oxygen was below d ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
You can not: Chest pain from a heart attack lasts longer than 20min, so can panic attack.If so a patient should call 911.

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