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does heart attack pain come in waves or is it constant

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
15 years experience General Surgery
Inverted T-waves: Yes, seek help at an ER ASAP.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Q waves suggest: Old myocardial infarction....This can be confirmed by echocardiogram.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ecg: Q waves mean either electrical force going away from the lead axis being examined or lack of force in the direction of the lead. This is often due to ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
EKG finding: A Q wave is a finding on the electrocardiogram seen after a completed myocardial infarction (heart attack). In some patients with heart attack, the e ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: Back pain with a heart attack generally isn't going to be seen in a 26y/o female who is unlikely to have a heart attack. Generally if a heart attack i ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Not necessary : At 21y/o without risk factor i doubt it's a heart problem. Possibly muscle pain. But you should consult your doctor to find out.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Not easy answer: I general it is steady, but there can be variations and it depends on the type of heart attack, its causes and how this can efffect the back
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Constant chest pain is an infrequent cardiac related symptom.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
See a doctor: An evaluation is necessary, please. It maybe as simple as your stomach, but a conversation and an exam is necessary. Try drinking milk and chewing two ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
See md: See physician for evaluation. Do not delay.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Pericarditis: This can be inflammation in the muscle wall or may be in the heart muscle itself. See a doctor for an ekg, they can request additional tests according ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: With all of those negative tests, in an otherwise healthy 32 year- old, it is most likely a musculoskeletal cause. A physiatrist can perform a thoroug ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Multiple causes: Baseline lung disease- smoking COPD prior to heart trouble or at the same time! angina can be accompanied by pressure, shortness of breath and conges ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Stress can induce a "broken heart"syndrome(google it) with ECG & bloodtest abnormalties,uncommon but not rare;so any persistent chest pain syndrom ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Beer
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Stones vs. spasms: Clearly back problems can result in flank region discomfort. However my concern in that location is always whether or not the symptoms could be origin ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
CP: Do you have any risk factors for cad? Like family history of heart attacks, obesity, hbp, diabetes, high chol, smoking, etc you need a ECG and stress ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
He : He should see a doctor right away if his symptoms are still present. He may have an obstruction in his colon, infection in his colon, amongst other th ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Esophageal spasm : It sounds like you have esophageal spasm. You should go to the er to make sure the pain is not from your heart. Best wishes. See: www.Webmd.Com/diges ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Missavage
40 years experience General Surgery
Gallbladder symptoms: Nerves to the gallbladder can give pain in upper abdomen, lower chest, or sometimes in the right shoulder. If you have had ultrasound or other gallbla ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Berger
32 years experience Cardiology
Most likely benign: Palpitations are the subjective sensation of the beating of your heart. Rarely, an irregular heart beat may cause this. In most cases, these are ben ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it can: Last for days.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Thats it: Heart symptoms can be everything you just described. Please call 911 and transfer her to the emergency room.for chest pain Good luck
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: At your age serious pathology is unlikely though not Impossible ;anxiety is a diagnosis of exclusion so get checked out for complete reassurance
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
It could be: People often take their anxiety out on their body. For 1 person it leads 2 headaches or backaches 4 others it could involve stomach disorders. Having ... Read More

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