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Can Heart Attack Symptoms Last For Days
How it is: Please stop pre-judging the symptoms and diagnosing them and tell us specifically what you are feeling and experiencing. Let the medical experts give valid answers about your specific experience. Do not pre-diagnose yourself. ...Read more
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
It is in evolution when that symptom comes along.
Pallor, pain, diaphoresis, feel really bad! ...Read more
Heart attack: Typically some form of chest discomfort often accompanied by breathlessness, sweat, nausea, palpitations, a sense of impending doom, anxiety, with radiation of discomfort to various areas in the SVC distribution;BUT some or all of these may or may not be present in the majority of presentations. A large minority up to 20=40% present with very atypical symptoms inc. Painless ...Read more
Last night I had the obvious classic symptoms of heart attack I slept t off but when I wake up I was weak and n sleepy is it gone?
Heart Attack: If indeed you had had a "heart attack" you would be strongly advised to go to the ER immediately. ...Read more
Woke up with dull pain in upper back (no specific spot) and some reflux that both have lasted all day. Common heart attack symptom? Or my anxiety?
Probably not: More likely your symptoms are GI or musculoskeletal in nature, if going by the odds. Why? Because of the description of your symptoms, your young age, and your gender. Statistically speaking it's unlikely to be a heart attack. Nonetheless, if symptoms persist then a good idea to go get checked out ...Read more
Can gradual and mild pain in left shoulder, arm, forearm and between shoulder blades that lasts for 2 months be a symptoms of heart attack in 22yrs?
No: Heart attacks are more sudden and acute. It is unlikely to survive a heart attack that would last 2 months. Usually, heart attacks are in older people and present with sudden symptoms that become severe and without urgent treatment leads to further deterioration. Please, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
I was having pressure in my chest to the upper left of my heart near my armpit last year and its back I went to the ER last year around this time because I was having heart attack like symptoms but they couldn't find anything. Its back now but not as sever
It varies: There are many causes of chest pain, of which heart attack is just one. Serious causes of chest pain include heart attack, torn aorta, torn esophagus, collapsed lung, blood clot in the lung and pericarditis. If you still have chest pain, further testing may help to find the cause. ...Read more
Husband had stent last year. Now has same symptoms, radiating chest pain, dizziness. Had a clear angiogram and EKG 1 week ago. Danger of heart attack?
With known coronary: Disease (previous stent) there is always the possibility for heart attack but it should be considerably lower with a normal recent angiogram and EKG. Contact your husband's health care provider and discuss your concerns. He/she will have a better idea of what to advise for management since he/she has the whole picture. ...Read more
Heart attack: "heart attack " symptoms can indeed persist or be recurrent for 7 days, go to the Dr or A&E immediately. ...Read more
My boyfriend gets pain on his right side when he lifts his arm. It has been going on for a few days. Would there be other symptoms iif heart attack?
Heart palps getting worse. Wore monitor for 2 days last wk. Heard nothing. Palps lead to heart attack?
Palpitations: Benign palpitations usually don't lead to a heart attack. There are monitors that can be worn for upto a month or a week if needed to capture the extra beats. Again, most of these are not life threatening and can be controlled, but first the monitor needs to identify and capture the arrhythmia. ...Read more
Chest discomfort for 7 days, everywhere. All tests say no heart issues. Can it be a heart attack if the symptoms are all day eveyday?
I have another SVT  in total plus I hav had a heart attack in be tween these episodes. This last one 5 days ago has left me feeling very anxious, ?
I stopped smoking cigarettes for 6 days now and I have heart attack like symptoms the pains to my neck. ....Whats going on?
Can stress in a 23yo female cause a heart attack. Can chest ache that lasts for days be a heart attack. It isn't painfull or get worse?
NO: Since you are on BCP be very suspicious of DVT and Chronic PE. Seek medical exam and test for PE ...Read more
Chest aches on and off for few days not painful just ache 22yo female can heart attack last days ache doesn't change just stays the same?
Ache: Highly unlikely to be heart in a 22y/o female ...Read more
How long can heart attack pain last? Left arm / chest has hurt on and off for 3 days. Pain moves around, feels achy. Too long for heart attack?
No not too long for: Heart attack. Go to ER immediately to check this out. ...Read more
I thought I was having a heart attack in 2011. I was hospitalized for 6 days and did every procedure, even a cardiac catheterization. I have improved through medicines but still experience symptoms. What should I do?
Heart attack: Angina is the mild discomfort when the heart suffers before the final attack which is usually extremely painful. Angina can last on-off for days, even at rest, and can linger on for weeks even. Symptoms can frequently be so atypical, not like a real one at all, that people may not recognize the deadly warning. Even er docs can miss an angina. Law suits from unrecognized heart problem at er +++. ...Read more
Pain In upper arm, between elbow and shoulder, reoccurs every 5 minutes, been happening for 2 days, no other heart attack symptoms, and I'm only 16.??
Can a heart attack last for days. Is it possible a 22yo female to have a heart attack or can severe aniexty cause chest ache and back ache?
Would be rare: Common things are common and rare things are rare. It would be extremely uncommon for you to have a heart attack at 22 that has lasted for "days" and still be alive. It is VERY common to have anxiety that leads you to believe this and have the symptoms you describe. You do need to see your doctor to make sure no medical conditions causing your anxiety and for referral to a psychologist who can help ...Read more
I have pain in my right hand from shoulder to wrist for 2 days can that be heart related or early symptom of heart attack? Iam just 22 yrs old
Not lkely: Not lkely - best to see your physician. ...Read more
I have pain in my left & right hand from shoulder to wrist for 2 days can that be heart related or early symptom of heart attack? Iam just 22 yrs old
Awful heartburn. Left arm pain with whole arm tingling. Arm prob lasted about 5 minutes. Was 3 days ago. Could this have been a heart attack?
L arm pain: Given the background, history, age/gender likely the isolated event was GI etiology though I'd suggest an ECG and cardiovascular risk assessment driven further evaluation ...Read more
My cousin had a heart attack, diabetic, non alcoholic and non smoker, in ccu for the last 8 days, creatinine and blood gas level not coming down, on vent?
Very sick: Sounds like he has what we call multi system organ failure where his whole body is struggling so hard each organ is not working right. It is very grave. His doctors are working together to to the best they can as he tries to heal. Pray for him. ...Read more
Hi, last week I was treated for alcohol detox and heart attack w/ valium. I was allergic to the dye and was flushed w/ IV urine results: creatine-20 benzos-60pass; creatine-65 benzos-1333fail; creatine-260 benzos-1999fail each 2 days apart. Why
Don't understand?: Why you would be tested for drugs after a heart attack, I don't know. However, if you were treated with valium by doctors, this is not "failing" a drug test. When you first get a drug, it has not been metabolized yet, and drug tests measure the metabolites usually, not the parent drug. So a test becomes more positive as you metabolize more of the drug, which takes time. Initial urine was dilute. ...Read more
Can it be a heart attack if I have symptoms of cheat pain back pain arm tingling etc. Enzymes and EKG were normal 2 days ago?
Not likely: Myocardial infarction from blockage of a coronary artery is very rare in 27 yr old women. Other heart conditions or other medical causes are possible, but a detailed evaluation is needed to identify if any might be present. Though rare, one serious and sometimes overlooked cause of chest pain/arm tingling is pulmonary embolism - blood clot in the lung. See your doctor if symptoms recur. ...Read more