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Fear of heart attack

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Fear or heart attack: Consult your physician and express your fear. Basing on your risk factors and family history you will get an ekg, lipid profile +/- stress test. From ... Read More

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Unreasonable.: Fear is unfounded. Risk of heart disease within next 10 years is extremely low. Risk of dying or being injured from accidents, alcohol, or recreatio ... Read More
A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Med available: aromatase inhibitors are not used to increase testosterone levels but are employed in breast Ca as inhibitros similar to teamoxifen. A number of testo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Asa: this question is best directed to your doctor who has the most information about you and your risk factors
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
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
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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 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 member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
what's the question?: Apologies, but what exactly are you asking? If you are concerned about either and feel that you have symptoms, you need to go to the emergency room o ... Read More
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Panic attacks: Panic attacks are psychologic reactions which can have symptoms which mimic those of heart attack. A real heart attack is caused by a heart blood vess ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
No: Panic attacks can make you feel like you are going to die, and the belief that your heart is going to stop is quite common. However, although it cer ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
17 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Chest pain that is dull, achy and heavy feeling usually right in middle of chest and worse with exertion.
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Angina at: Rest for starters, however, frequently there are no impending signs until the horse is out of the barn. This is why asymptomatic screening for corona ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Death is death: Both can occur together. Heart attack is dying muscle from blockage in general. Arrythmias are caused by heart attack, chemical imbalances, and a va ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Increased: Some folks with angina pectoris can have repeat spells for years without having a heart attack!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Unlikely: Unless there is history of heart disease, myocarditis, drugs, anatomic abnormality.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
MI women: Good question! wished i could say there was a precise and definite symptom...There isn't. Symptoms of mi in women tend to be nonspecific and range fro ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
No risk of death: Heart beating fast is quite safe. Think if it as exercise for your heart, very much like when you run or play tennis. During panic attack, it is commo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
9 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
See below: Panic attacks can cause your heart rate to go up. HR=180s is really high and other causes of this elevated HR need to be ruled out. You should see yo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Heart attack: Chest pain, nausea, vomiting, death if not treated promptly.
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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Every kind: What's important is that it's regular. Try to do 30 minutes minimum very day (at least 5 days a week). There is a dose-response curve. The more you do ... 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

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