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How long chest pain before heart attack

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim McDonough
Cardiology 48 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.
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 20 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Testing: Ekg troponin, echo cath some times the history and one's diaphoresis, cold clammy appearance and the severe crushing sternal pain are obvious... Read More
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Variable: You can't be sure. If you are someone who is unhealthy, overweight and smokes. You have a good chance. In general the pain comes on exertion and goes ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 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
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 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
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher John
Pulmonary Critical Care 45 years experience
Not normally associa: Heart block is generally not related to chest pain unless there is associated coronary artery disease.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 34 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
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
See that you: suffer from an anxiety disorder - it may be from hyperventilation/ panic . However at your age - chest pain warrants medical evaluation.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Chest pain. : It can be either. Must see a doctor right away to find out.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Yes: Although silent heart attacks are more common in diabetecs, they certainly can, and do, occur in non diabetics.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Yes: They should as it is the most important etiology that needs to be evaluated.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 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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