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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in 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

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in 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 in 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 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many possibilities: Sudden onset of mid to left central chest pain / pressure or discomfort. Sometimes radiation to l arm or neck/jaw. Sometimes accompanied by shortness ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karpawich
45 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Coronary artery: Traditionally an acute heart attack implies a sudden and unexpected decrease in coronary artery blood flow, often from artery blockage or spasm, resul ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mansour Alfayez
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
A-: 1- block blood vessels that supply the heart with oxygen and nutrients. 2- because of the flow of blood, it hit on the plaque and it will break. 3-the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veronica Parker
8 years experience in General Practice
Chest pain: A heart attack or mi (myocardial infarction) can often begin suddenly with chest pain often described as having heavy pressure "like an elephant sitti ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
22 years experience in Cardiology
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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience in Family Medicine
An EKG is ONE tool!: First of all, if you are currently having symptoms of chest pain, chest tightness, shortness of breath, nausea, indigestion, jaw pain or pain in the a ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
25 doctors in 18 mo?: I'm sorry, but from the info you've given here, it's impossible to say what you "have." serotonin toxicity could involve all the systems you mention. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Extremely likely: 30% of all heart attacks are silent or unrecognized. The number is 50% in people with diabetes. Modern blood sampling for the diagnosis of and acute h ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
They should and do: Premenopausal women are protected from heart attack unless they smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. Symptoms in this group are virtually always due ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Working hypothesis: Sounds like the hospital felt your symptoms were suspicious but if the blood samples and ekgs are negative, mi is ruled out with confidence. Other ex ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Sometimes U don't: Heart attacks can cause no symptoms or atypical symptoms but the classic symptoms are: substernal discomfort, can become painful, described as a weigh ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Hsiao
39 years experience in Psychiatry
No: But it can cause misery. If you're 37 w/ no history of cardiac disease in yourself or family & in reasonable physical shape, you don't need to worry. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Can be: There can be many causes to have pain in the left arm. A heart attack is just one cause of many. If you are having these symptoms, you should see a do ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
17 years experience in Cardiology
No : You won't have a heart attack from hyperthyroidism as fast heart rate is not what causes a heart attack, it's blocked arteries from high blood pressur ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: One of the mainstays of treatment of heart attacks is the use of clot retractors or medicines to dissolve clots. This is contraindicated in crush inju ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Cardiac rehab: Extremely valuable as it involves everything from exercise, to living healthy, eating healthy, evaluation of blood tests.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience in Geriatrics
First get to: A hospital via paramedics. Second take an Aspirin if you have one available. Please chew it. Once you get admitted depending on the presentation you w ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
EF: An increase in ef with treatment bodes well but few of us would recommend discontinuing treatment.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
17 years experience in Cardiology
No cure but...: There is no cure that you can self provide... But call 911 and chew 325mg of aspirin. There is some anecdotal evidence for continuous low intensity co ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience in Cardiology
Prevents most events: Statins (but not zetia) can markedly decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke, depending on one's risk. Those at highest risk (e.g. 65 years old w ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
At risk: You father has non-obstructive coronary disease. Plaques can rupture and result in heart attack unpredictably. You cannot make this risk go away but y ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
More info needed: Firstly, a heart attack does not weaken your teeth. The meds you are taking, what are they for? How long has it been since your last dental check-up a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Call 911 + CPR : Call 911, lie them down if they are not short of breath , give CPR if they are not breathing.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanford Brace
52 years experience in 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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Generally yes: In general, one should be able to live a full life after a heart attack. Much, however, will depend on the treatment implemented, the extent (and dam ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
28 years experience in Cardiology
Good habits: There s no substitute for proper nutrition and regular exercise. Eat as many natural foods as possible including meats vegetables and fruits and avoi ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Heart healthy: Limit calories as appropriate. More fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Limit saturated and trans fat, as well as cholesterol intake. Avoid salty fo ... Read More
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