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Is it possible for a person having a heart attack and not know it?

Is it possible for a person having a heart attack and not know it?

Absolutely: One of the best known research studies to examine this issue was the framingham heart study. In the study, several thousand people were followed for 50 years. One quarter of all patients with heart attacks did not have symptoms that were recognized by the patient and were not admitted to the hospital. ...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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How to know if I have a heart attack or not?

How to know if I have a heart attack or not?

Heart attack?: You could go to the emergency room and be evaluated. There is lab work now that checks for breakdown or damage of heart muscle. That and/ or an EKG could help you know if you are having a heart attack. ...Read more

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Since I have a bad case of chistochondritis how do I know if I have a heart attack? The pain is so similar it is confusing . My echo is normal .

Since I have a bad case of chistochondritis how do I know if I have a heart attack? The pain is so similar it is confusing . My echo is normal .

Different pain: Costochondritis has trigger points - there's a sore spot somewhere in the chest that make it worse - not true of heart pain. Heart pain is a squeezing, heavy, or tight sensation, often reported as "not painful" but uncomfortable that gradually worsens with exertion and resolves with rest. Finally , heart attacks are 1 in a million at your age (27). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a heart attack or cardiac related?

How do I know if I have a heart attack or cardiac related?

To tell if: You actually had a heart attack you need enzyme tests, ekg changes, and possibly ultrasound or a cardiac scan. ...Read more

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What to do or how to handle if I have a heart attack alone? And also what time do I have to get some help (minutes or seconds) ?

What to do or how to handle if I have a heart attack alone? And also what time do I have to get some help (minutes or seconds) ?

Depends: Call 911 yell for help take an aspirin many persons have an attack but do not die! the ems will pick you up and take you to a cardiac capable facility. Medical rx or cath or surgery are all possibilities. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old and a male. If i eat jack in the box everyday, can I have a heart attack and die? Like from hamburgers and frys?

I am 21 years old and a male. If i eat jack in the box everyday, can I have a heart attack and die? Like from hamburgers and frys?

Jack in the box: If you eat a fast food diet, you are likely to become obese, diabetic and hypertensive. This will take a few years but the calories , salt and fats add up. Heart attack risk will go up with the changes. ...Read more

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My chest tightened up real bad and stayed that way for a few minutes. Did I have a heart attack ? P.S. I was doing drugs:p

Possibly.: Drugs have definitely been known to cause heart attacks. My advice: get your heart checked and get help in a serious attempt to stop using drugs. ...Read more

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Can I have a heart attack from too much exercise?

Yes: The heart is a muscular organ and like any muscle can be overworked to the point of failure. Studies have shown that even well trained marathon runners show signs of heart failure during marathons. To avoid overexerting your heart, train in a graduated fashion in moderation. Work with your physician and a trainer to establish a good cardio training regimen. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a heart attack but I no I'm not but it feels like my whole chest is being squeezed! help please what do I need to do?

What to do if I have a heart attack but I no I'm not but it feels like my whole chest is being squeezed! help please what do I need to do?

Emergency.: I think your symptoms warrant emergent evaluation. I suggest you call 911 and get care at the nearest emergency room. The chest squeezing does not have to be due to a heart attack, but there is no way to tell whether this is something serious or not without getting evaluated by a doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction is also known as Heart attack. 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