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Would pain in the right neck or shoulder caused by a heart attack go away with movement?

Would pain in the right neck or shoulder caused by a heart attack go away with movement?

Usually heart pain: is made worse with activity. Right neck and shoulder pain is very rare as a cardiac symptom but not impossible. It is more common with gallbladder or musculo skeletal or cervical spine disease. To be safe get checked out by a health care provider. ...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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Can you have a small heart attack and have it go unnoticed by tests?

Can you have a small heart attack and have it go unnoticed by tests?

An ECG can be : Nondiagnotic or negative during a heart atrack. Blood test are usually proteins released to blood stream when the heart muscle get ischemic or die. Troponins and ck-mb. False negatives are very rare with the blood test. Stress test can be negative but sensitivity and specificity can improved with the type use. Cardiac cath will be positive if a unstable plague at coronary occur. ...Read more

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23yo female scared i am going to have a heart attack?

23yo female scared i am going to have a heart attack?

Heart attack: Sounds like you have depression and anxiety disorder. You should discuss with your psych provider. Heart attacks are VERY uncommon in 23y/o females so it is highly unlikely you need to worry about this particular event. It isn't impossible but unlikely. You should however take precautions like prudient diet, exercise and not smoking, and if your PCP has other suggestions to follow them. ...Read more

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Should a person go back to work after a heart attack?

Should a person go back to work after a heart attack?

Yes: After being released to return to work by their cardiologist. ...Read more

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What to do if i keep feeling like im going to have a heart attack?

What to do if i keep feeling like im going to have a heart attack?

See your doctor: Heart attacks can be life-threatening. If you are not feeling well and having chest pain you should go to the emergency room or call am ambulance. If you feel like this all the time and nothing seems to be new or getting worse, you should call your doc and get checked out in the office. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you're going to have a heart attack?

Unpredictable: Except - look in the mirror! smoking brown fingers obese, jowls, flab hypertensive ruddy face rusty bicycle! your parents died young of heart attacks go to american heart web simple seven and try to get on track for prevention. ...Read more

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Have experienced many symptom of a heart attack, does it mean i'm going to have one?

Have experienced many symptom of a heart attack, does it mean i'm going to have one?

Doctor can evaluate: Doctors cannot predict when a particular patient will have a heart attack. Doctors usually talk about the risk of having a heart attack. If a patient has a 25% chance of a heart attack in 2013, that means out of 4 such patients, 1 will have a heart attack. However, 3 out of 4 such patients should not have a heart attack that year. A doctor can evaluate probable heart attack symptoms, right away. ...Read more

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What happens if you ignore a heart attack? Do you just go on with your life or can you be tested?

What happens if you ignore a heart attack? Do you just go on with your life or can you be tested?

Need to be tested: Lot of small heart attacks can go unnoticed and you can lead a normal life. Overall heart function is important. If you are a diabetic you can have a big heart attack without knowing. A lot of things may feel like a heart attach too. Simple 12 lead ECG may be enough to give some information. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more