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How long chest pain before heart attack

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim McDonough
Cardiology 49 years experience
Could be.: Heart attacks can have many symptoms, or only one or a few of chest pain/pressure/difficulty breathing/arm or jaw discomfort/perspiration/gi upset.
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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not always: Chest pain is a classic symptom of a heart attack, particularly mid-sternal, crushing or pressure-type pain radiating to the neck, jaw or arm. But ot... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
It can be short...: Unstable angina can come in quick waves of 5-15 minutes, and should be evaluated. However, 18 year olds don't regularly have this unless there is a p... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Heart attack: Heart attack pain usually lasts a while and more than 5-10min but can vary. An 18y/o is unlikely to have a heart attack but it isn't impossible. Five ... Read More
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Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 17 years experience
Not really: A heart attack can have very different symptoms. Chest pain can last anything from a few minutes to hours. Heart attack can also occur without any che... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher John
internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 46 years experience
Not normally associa: Heart block is generally not related to chest pain unless there is associated coronary artery disease.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Perhaps: Heart block is an electrical term with brady cardia. Heart blockage is atherosclerosis with coronary artery obstruction which leads to possibility ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Angina: Angina basically means chest pain. There are symptoms that tend to tell us that someone is having a heart attack. One can have squeezing type of che... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Chest pain. : It can be either. Must see a doctor right away to find out.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Yes: Although silent heart attacks are more common in diabetecs, they certainly can, and do, occur in non diabetics.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes: They should as it is the most important etiology that needs to be evaluated.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: But other heart conditions among many others , musculoskeletal being most frequent and notoriously hard to treat, may. Seeing your doc should help.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Yes, good thinking!: This is the sort of thinking you need to do to help diffuse health anxiety. Nice start! Also - you have none of the risk factors and do have the Hx. Y... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Rare: Heart attack pain is very rare in a young woman non-smoker. There are other conditions that can cause it however and it certainly merits evaluation so... Read More
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