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Can Heart Attack Symptoms Last For Weeks
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
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
Briefly: 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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 couldnt 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: Common symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, fatigue at times jaw pain. Usually the chest pain starts with exertion and progresses to pain at rest. Some feel heart burn like symptoms and some never have an y symptoms at all. Remember women tend to have atypical symptoms such as back pain, shoulder pain and fatigue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: The classic symptoms of a heart attack are crushing pain in the middle of the chest, sometimes accompanied by sweats, nausea, shortness of breath, & pain radiating into the left jaw or arm. But the most common symptom of heart disease in women is fatigue, and you can have a heart attack with no symptoms whatsoever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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