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Can heart attack result in missed or delayed period of perimenopausal woman?

Can heart attack result in missed or delayed period of perimenopausal woman?

Heart attack: Yes, a heart attack is a stressful event and may lead to a release of a host of compensatory hormones, one of which is cortisol. An imbalance of hormones may lead to a delay or a missed period. ...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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Yesterday, my legs felt like jello, i felt slightly dizzy and nauseous with dull left arm pain and migraine. I am on my period. Is this a heart attack?

Yesterday, my legs felt like jello, i felt slightly dizzy and nauseous with dull left arm pain and migraine. I am on my period. Is this a heart attack?

Not a heart attack: Gosh. You are only 18 and you thought you were having a heart attack? There can be a thousand different reasons for your experience. On the period you could be losing more than normal amounts of blood; you could be not eating enough; it could be hot where you are and you are a bit dehydrated. The last thing on a list of a thousand possibilities would be a heart attack. ...Read more

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27 years old EKG found that I have a right ventricular conduction delay . Is that dangerous and can it lead to a heart attack ?

27 years old EKG found that I have a right ventricular conduction delay . Is that dangerous and can it lead to a heart attack ?

See cardiologist: Would return to discuss results with provider who ordered ECG. Likely, evaluation by cardiac heart rhythm specialist & echocardiogram is needed to ensure no less common, but more dangerous underlying conditions exist. It's likely normal for you, but genetic conditions, structural problems, & causes of "arrythmias" are possible. Call 911 if dizzy, breathless, chest pain, or pass out. ...Read more

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If I have heart problems would the EKG have picked it up?Could it have missed? Having chest pains and heart felt on fire badly.Panic or heart attack?

If I have heart problems would the EKG have picked it up?Could it have missed? Having chest pains and heart felt on fire badly.Panic or heart attack?

EKG: A ekg is the first test when someone has chest pain. It isnt very sensitive or specific. If you were having a fulminant heart attack yes it likely would have picked it up. If you are continuing to experience chest pain you should seek further help from your doctor. ...Read more

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How probable is a heart attack at 21, and how probable is that an EKG missed something?

How probable is a heart attack at 21, and how probable is that an EKG missed something?

Atherosclerosis: Low & low depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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I think I had a silent heart attack due to acute stress. I went to the ER two weeks later but they could not detect anything. Can testing miss this?

I think I had a silent heart attack due to acute stress. I went to the ER two weeks later but they could not detect anything. Can testing miss this?

Yes: A heart attack at age 36 is unusual. But the answer to your question is yes, depending on the tests. THE most sensitive test to detect problems is an exercise stress test with EKG monitoring and evaluation of heart function with and without exercise either by echocardiogram or radioisotope. You would have to check to see whether those are covered by our insurance. ...Read more

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EGFR 61, BUN/Creat ratio 18, 39 year old woman heart attack survivor with high blood pressure. Should i be concerned?

EGFR 61, BUN/Creat ratio 18, 39 year old woman heart attack survivor with high blood pressure. Should i be concerned?

Yes: Your eGFR suggests kidney disease and given your history of high blood pressure, it is imperative that consult a nephrologist for evaluation and treatment. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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As a woman do you know when your having a heart attack?

As a woman do you know when your having a heart attack?

Similar to men: Left chest pain, shortness of breadth , pain from chest radiating left arm ;/or, left jaw, occasional pain epigastrium(pit of stomach)- see your pcp for more details- don't neglect symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk ...Read more


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