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is there any way to tell if someone died of a heart attack without an autopsy

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience in Geriatrics
Hx & risk ( ): People who die with a hand or clenching fist in their chest when they collapse, or if they had history of coronary disease ( had previous heart attack ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Too many: About 600, 000 people died last year in usa from heart disease. These links may help: http://goo.Gl/fxk4i and http://goo.Gl/ufpii.
A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Chest pain and tightness can occur as a physiologic response to anxiety. However with your strong family history, it would be worth it to have ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
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Hard to say: When there is heart disease at an early age that does tend to increase the risk of heart disease in offspring. That is a risk factor that you canno ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Yes but unlikely.: Heart attacks almost always occur in middle age or older individuals. There are some exceptions when it can occur earlier. Certain congential diseas ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Usually none: Most strokes are pain free, except if it involves a pain center or it causes high pressure in the brain due to swelling or bleeding. It usually cause ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Rest + aspirin: Try to keep them calm- have them lie down. If you have an aspirin, have them chew and swallow it as Aspirin is probably the single most effective way ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damag ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Very low: but everything is possible.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Traumatic event: I can't tell if you are wondering about physical symptoms or psychological and emotional symptoms. Certainly it is common to experience fear and de ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
CPE: An ECG is often a part of a complete history and physical examination. Discuss whether it is appropriate for you with your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
36 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Any age: From an overdose, there is no youngest age.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
NO!: Heart attack risk factors never show up in fingernails. Neither do heart attacks. Unless you discover something so new that all doctors worldwide sho ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience in Neurology
Family history: Family history of aneurysms can increase one's risks of aneurysm as can certain diseases of the blood vessel walls such as fibromuscular dysplasia. Sc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Psychotic: "psychotic" means mentally disturbed or out of contact with reality, which is in contrast with clear, lucid thinking. Both hyper and hypothyroidism c ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Alcoholism: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alcoholism/ds00340 check this definition and see if it correlates with thier behavoir. About 7 out of 10 cases are ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
50 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes and no: To prevent make sure to take anti-seizure meds regularly. Once started, nothing can be done except in those cases of one seizure after another continu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: But rare.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rama Garimella
32 years experience in Cardiology
Exrecise machine: After heart attack very important pt goes to cardiac rehab and continue their diet and exrcise. Cooking book for cardiac diet and some kind of exercis ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
43 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Yes: If he needs one due to severe heart failure he will be considered.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Tests: Ekg and blood samples are needed. Most homes don't have this capability so you'll probably need to consult your doctor.
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Your doctor can actually give you a risk level with some information from you that he can easily collect from you.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Panic attack: If you are 19y/o, it is almost always going to be a panic attack. If you have bad panic attacks, you need CBT or other therapy to handle this problem ... Read More
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