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Are all types of chest pain a heart attack?

Are all types of chest pain a heart attack?

No: There are many organs and structures that live in the heart's neighborhood! any of these can cause chest pain. These include esophageal and stomach problems (like reflux) and lung problems. Any problems of the chest wall muscles or nerves (like a case of shingles) can cause chest pain. Even the joints along the sternum can become inflamed and cause chest pain, a problem known as costrochondritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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


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How do I know when chest pain not a heart attack?

How do I know when chest pain not a heart attack?

Cardiology: After a cardiology evaluation including ekg, blood work , stress test includind nuclear or echo. If no DX made, you may need a angiogram of the heart arteries. All these tests will be considered on the basis of your history and family history. ...Read more

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How does one stop chest pain during a heart attack?

How does one stop chest pain during a heart attack?

See below: Most importantly, call 911 to make sure that you will be treated properly in a hospital setting. While you are waiting, two things may help - a sublingual nitroglycerin, or taking a deep breath and holding it, that redistributes blood flow to the coronaries. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of chest pain other than heart attack?

Many reasons...: Esophogeal spasm, gastric and esophogeal reflux, musculoskeletal, costo chondritis, pulmonary embolus, pleurisy, pneumothorax, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What are some why do I have chest pain besides a heart attack?

What are some why do I have chest pain besides a heart attack?

Many: The chest as heart, lungs, ribs, nodes, skin, spine, esophagus and a variety of diseases can be encountered that cause discomfort. Pneumothorax gerd-esophagitis malignancies pneumonia herpes-shingles. ...Read more

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Chest pain from a heart attack lasts a while, right, not just like 5-10 minutes then gets better?

Chest pain from a heart attack lasts a while, right, not just like 5-10 minutes then gets better?

Not really: A heart attack can have very different symptoms. Chest pain can last anything from a few minutes to hours. Heart attack can also occur without any chest pain at all! ...Read more

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What is the difference between chest pain caused by heart attack and the one caused by acidity in women?

What is the difference between chest pain caused by heart attack and the one caused by acidity in women?

Chest pain: Hi the chest pain from the heart usually is in the center of the chest and it's heavy feeling which is worse with any kind of movement and activity and gets better with rest. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

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


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more