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Went to ER after an prescription interaction that made.me fear a heart attack, which caused me to have a panic attack. EKGwas normal& Bp went down before i left, but still bulging veins in L arm. Is this bad?

Went to ER after an prescription interaction  that made.me fear a heart attack, which caused me to have a panic attack. EKGwas normal& Bp went down before i left, but still bulging veins in L arm. Is this bad?

Not bad: It's unfortunate that you had this reaction, but I doubt that anything bad will happen. Don't worry about the bulging veins unless they get much worse or painful. If you are worried about heart attacks please stop smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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I have bulging veins in my hands. Does that mean that I have a heart problem?

I have bulging veins in my hands. Does that mean that I have a heart problem?

No: There can be many causes for this. This could simply be due to the way your veins dilated over your lifetime. It may not signify any type of problem. ...Read more

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Should i stop taking these statins after my heart attack becuse my hands, feet and knee r so painful?

Should i stop taking these statins after my heart attack becuse my hands, feet and knee r so painful?

Depends: Statins have proven benefits in patients with coronary disease. If you are have adverse effects with one of this class of medication, discuss your options with your physician. There are many statins available. You might tolerate a different statin better. ...Read more

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Is weird numbness and tingling on the left side of your left hand a symptom of impending heart attack?

Is weird numbness and tingling on the left side of your left hand a symptom of impending heart attack?

Probably not: Arm pain that radiates (travels to) the hand and particularly the fingers is usually not heart related, but more likely to be a pinched nerve in the neck. The is referred to as as cervical neuropahy, if it comes from the spine, or brachial neuropathy, if it comes from lower down. I've seem this happen if someone leans heavily on crutches they have been using for a sprained knee. ...Read more

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Why did my hands twist sideways and back towards my arms involuntarily when i was having my heart attack?

See below: It could be a response to any extreme pain you were having from the heart attack. If lost consciousness, it could have be a seizure but it is difficult to tell what exactly it was without seeing it in action. ...Read more

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How long does left hand pain occurs for heart attack?And what wil be the time gap between them?

Referred: Pain to the upper arm occurs during episodes of ischemia, of course you want to seek medical attention right away, and exclude other causes of hand pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a heart attack/stroke due to stress from extreme chronic bilateral hand pain?

Is it possible to have a heart attack/stroke due to stress from extreme chronic bilateral hand pain?

Possible: Not very likely unless there are other risk factors smoking obesity high lipids hypertension stress of any sort can be an issue and pain is a stressor. ...Read more

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My left hand feels hard and numb. Also palm is sweaty, why? Is this related to a heart attack?

See a dr asap: This could be- although probably not. Still seek medical attention asap to make certain it is not a heart attack. From there, if it is not, they will work up your hand. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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