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Chemical heart attack

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Dr. Claude Brachfeld
Cardiology 39 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
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
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Correctly: Means some heart muscle death identified by ekg, cellular enzyme release, or autopsy findings. Myocardium is heart muscle infarction is ischemic dea... Read More
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
Heart attack pain: It can be. Most people who have had a heart attack describe an overwhelming sense of pressure in the chest that makes it difficult to breath and don't... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Often yes: It can be painless in about 25% of cases (50% in people with diabetes) but the more typical presentation is with discomfort which can become quite pai... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
Lots of things: Chest pain, with or without radiation to the arms, back, shoulders or jaw, sweating, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure and shortness of breath tend... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Acute or chronic?: If you're having one right now, please go to the er. If you mean long term, don't smoke, do exercise, stay normal weight, have your blood pressure and... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Complex issue: Thie answer to this could fill up a textbook. To keep it simple, there are some categories of management: in hospital, cardiology intervention with an... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart attack: The usual event is a plaque in a coronary artery ruptures and a clot forms on it which then blocks off the artery. The downstream muscle becomes ische... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Please see below: Many. Chest pain, diaphoresis, shortness of breath etc.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
Cardiology 23 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pressure, pain, tightness. Some radiation to you're arm, jaw, shoulder may be present. Typically lasting >10min, maybe accompanying by sweeting,... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Sudden blockage: Heart attack occurs when there is a mismatch between amount of oxygen the heart needs and amount it can get through the blood vessels. A sudden block... Read More

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