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Could Burping And Chest Pain Mean A Heart Attack
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
Hi, can a stomach/digestion problem cause some kind of heart attack? Sometimes I feel heavier heart beat and some chest pain, and it's gone after burp
Stomach: Stomach ailments do not cause heart attacks. Sometimes stomach symptoms can mimic heart disease and vise versa. ...Read more
I think I'm having a heart attack chest pain upper left from shoulder to middle left ribcage chest is burning stomach is burning I'm belching?
MI ?: Take and aspirin and call 911. As in now! ...Read more
Aafter walking I am belching, chest pain, I am so nervous that I think I have heart attack but I hav normal ecg, 2dechoe, and stress test stomach bloated?
Not your heart: Those tests have pretty much ruled out your heart as the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
When I laugh the chest pain gets worse. But otherwise it's a constant pain. Does this mean I am on my way to having a heart attack?
No: You should be able to tell when your pain began. It may be due to minor trauma, or some type of muscular or skeletal issue. You should see your physician for a complete checkup. ...Read more
I have chest pain on my right side of my body. Everytime i want to stretch my body, i feel the pain most of the time. What does this mean? Is it possible that i may have heart attack or otherwise?
Chest pain R side: The way you describe your symptoms do not impress me as heart related. Could be what we call chostochondritis-see a local physician in order to get an appropriate assessment. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends on cause....: Depends on what is causing your chest pain and what type of blockages if any is seen on your coronary angiogram. The best person to answer your question is your cardiologist. You should ask him/ her to explain findings of the angiogram or stress test and whether your chest pain is being potentially caused by a blockage. ...Read more
Chest pain for the past 3 days and a low fever. Not feeling well. Only in my early 20s but worried if it could be heart related like a heart attack?
Get eval: Doubtful it is heart at your age, but you need to get checked to be safe, as you should not have to deal with your pain for 3 days now. Get an exam and you will be helped. Best wishes. ...Read more
29 yr old female. Have been experiencing chest pain radiating into left arm, neck and back for almost a month. Could a Heart attack be coming?
Possible, See Doctor: Your age (29) argues against an impending heart attack. Most heart attacks are unpredictable, & don't last 1 month in the making (that would be unstable angina, which is seen in the elderly). In any case, you should see a doctor in the clinic soon. Waiting 1 month w/ symptoms like this is not wise. Thanks for your question on HealthTap. Use HealthTap Prime or see your doctor soon. ...Read more
Could chest pain &tightening around chest cage, sweat, & dizziness be a sign of a certain disease other than heart attack. Heart scan is normal. Could be?
Many causes: Tobacco use is a major risk factor and I urge you to stop smoking. If you have undergone a stress test and it's completely normal, your risk for coronary obstruction falls to <10% but it isn't zero. Other causes include bronchitis, pleurisy, acid reflux and muscular chest wall pain to name a few possibilities. Continue to follow up with your doctor — more testing may be needed. ...Read more
I randomly started having chest pain today, I've never had chest pain before in my life. Of course, I freaked out and immediately thought heart attack. I'm a 19-year-old female. This past week has been extremely stressful for me because of school. Could st
Not always: Chest pain is a classic symptom of a heart attack, particularly mid-sternal, crushing or pressure-type pain radiating to the neck, jaw or arm. But other symptoms are common, including: nausea, diaphoresis (heavy, cold sweats), shortness of breath, dizziness, even abdominal pain. ...Read more
Variable: You can't be sure. If you are someone who is unhealthy, overweight and smokes. You have a good chance. In general the pain comes on exertion and goes away after rest. It can radiate in any direction in upper part of the body. It can associated with profuse sweating due to sympathetic hyperactivity. If you are healthy and have no family history you don't have to worry about all aches and pains. ...Read more
Chest pain from a heart attack lasts a while, right, not just like 5-10 minutes then gets better?
Yes: Everyone feels the discomfort of a heart attack differently. It is quite possible to have no pain at all and have a severe heart attack. ...Read more
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I'm a 25-year-old female. I have chest pain like someone is rubbing there fist on my sternum. How likely is a heart attack? I am terrified, help.
Chest pain: Would be extremely rare for a woman at age 25 to have heart attack due to the protective benefit of estrogen. Would note when you have discomfort, as timing and association with activities may lead toward the cause. Certainly remembering what makes the pain worse is important as well, such as after a meal suggesting possible esophageal source. Is there a cough or shortness of breath with pain? ...Read more