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What is the difference between impending heart attack symptoms and actual heart attack symptoms?

What is the difference between impending heart attack symptoms and actual heart attack symptoms?

Continuum: Angina can be quite severe and respond to rest, oxygen, nitroglycerin. And fully recover with no muscle death. The pain fibers are the same source. Some myocardial infarction can be asymptomatic all the way to the worst, ominous, pain ever! there is heart muscle death as the defining entity may need surgery or intervention. ...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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What's the difference between heart attack and anxiety panic attack symptoms?

What's the difference between heart attack and anxiety panic attack symptoms?

Panic attacks: Panic attacks are psychologic reactions which can have symptoms which mimic those of heart attack. A real heart attack is caused by a heart blood vessel blocking off and damaging a part of the heart. Heart attack can be fatal. Panic attack usually isn't fatal but can be psychologically incapacitating. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack and their symptoms?

Whats the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack and their symptoms?

Cardiac arrest: the heart STOPS an needs to be restarted .....or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation begun or death occurs... IT IS A FORM OF HEART ATTACK which is a more GENERAL term for any acute heart issue (coronary etc) Hope this is helpful! Dr z ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart murmer, heart attack and heart episode?

What is the difference between heart murmer, heart attack and heart episode?

Lots.: Murmur: sound of turbulent blood flow through heart. Can be normal or abnormal. Heart attack: heart muscle dies because supply of oxygen was below demand. Episode: nonspecific. Could mean a lot of things. ...Read more

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A heart attack or angina? What are the differences in symptoms between a heart attack and angina?

A heart attack or angina? What are the differences in symptoms between a heart attack and angina?

Angina : Angina and heart attack symptoms are both the result of reduced blood flow to heart muscle. Both can result in chest pain, pressure or squeezing that can radiate into the neck, jaw or arm and can be accompanied by other symptoms such as sweating, dizziness, or nausea. There are important differences though. Angina is brought on by exertion and relieved by rest or certain medications, such as nitroglycerin. It is the result of chronic cholesterol buildup in one or more of the coronary arteries, which restricts adequate blood flow to heart muscle during periods of increased activity. Angina usually resolves within 15 minutes of stopping activity or taking nitroglycerin. When someone experiences angina for the first time, or when their angina is provoked more easily this is called unstable angina and requires immediate medical attention. As opposed to angina, heart attacks happen suddenly and the symptoms can be more severe and persist much longer. Heart attacks are a result of a sudden blockage of the coronary blood vessel, typically by a ruptured cholesterol plaque. Heart attack symptoms persist until the blockage resolves, or if it does not resolve, until the heart muscle dies. Not all patients with heart attacks have angina prior. Heart attacks are a medical emergency and always require immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Difference between heart failure and angina?

Difference between heart failure and angina?

Chest pain: Angina is typically described as chest discomfort or shortness of breath brought on by exertion and relieved by rest heart failure is usually associated with fatigue and shortness of breath both with exercise and sometimes with laying down or at night. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart attack and heart failure?

What is the difference between heart attack and heart failure?

Blocked artery: Heart attacks are almost always caused by a blockage in one of the arteries that supplies the heart. This stops the flow of blood (and oxygen) to that area of the heart and eventually the involved area of muscle dies. Heart failure is most often the result of several small or one large heart attack that affects enough muscle to keep the heart from being able to pump blood effectively. ...Read more

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Difference between anxiety and atrial fibrillation symptoms?

Difference between anxiety and atrial fibrillation symptoms?

Irregular pulse: With a. Fib you would have extremely irregular pulse, there are other differences of course, but this one is the easiest one to figure out on your own, if it fast and irregular go to er asap. ...Read more

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Difference between pulmonary embolism and heart attack?

Difference between pulmonary embolism and heart attack?

Vast: Pulmonary embolism is the blockage of the pulmonary artery branches by clot, most commonly from the legs. Causes lung dysfunction and heart failure sometimes death. Heart attack (myocardial infarction) is the result of a blockage of the coronary (heart) artery with resultant death of a portion of the heart muscle. Result is heart dysfunction/failure/arrest and even death. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart attack and angina?

What is the difference between a heart attack and angina?

Continuum: Angina can be quite severe and respond to rest, oxygen, nitroglycerin. And fully recover with no muscle death. The pain fibers are the same source. Some myocardial infarction can be asymptomatic all the way to the worst, ominous, pain ever! there is heart muscle death as the defining entity may need surgery or intervention. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cardiac arrest, a heart attack and heart failure?

What is the difference between cardiac arrest, a heart attack and heart failure?

See below ...: cardiac arrest: pumping or rhythm abnormality so severe that the flow of blood thought the heart is super low or zero - incompatible with life unless successfully treated. heaty attack - region of heart muscle get less oxygen than it needs so the muscle dies. heart failure - heart is unable to adequately deliver oxygen to the body, or requires an unhealthy amount of filling pressure to do so. ...Read more

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How much time between signs of a heart attack and the heart attack?

How much time between signs of a heart attack and the heart attack?

Heart attack: Warning symptoms of heart attack can be none or can occur witha variable time frame, usually chest discomfort coming with less and less exertion. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between heart attack and cerebral attack?

Please help! what is the difference between heart attack and cerebral attack?

Heart and brain: Heart attack happens in the heart, and cerebrum is in the brain, that's the simplest way to look at it and we call them heart attack vs stroke. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart attack, cardiac arrest and a stroke?

What is the difference between a heart attack, cardiac arrest and a stroke?

Heart, cva: A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping for one reason or another. A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest isn't necessarily caused by a heart attack. A stroke is blocked brain blood vessels and resultant brain dam ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart attack, heart failure and cardiac arrest?

What is the difference between a heart attack, heart failure and cardiac arrest?

Heart, chf: A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping for one reason or another. A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest isn't necessarily caused by a heart attack. Heart failure is when the heart can't supply the body's demands ...Read more

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How does the AHA distinguish between cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

How does the AHA distinguish between cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

Different: Cardiac arrest is when heart stops. No further heartbeat. Heart attack is when a coronary artery gets blocked and there is no further blood or Oxygen going to a portion of myocardium (heart muscle) that dies unless flow is restored quite rapidly. ...Read more

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What's the difference between heart arrhythmias and palpitations?

What's the difference between heart arrhythmias and palpitations?

Sign vs symptom: A palpitation is a symptom the pt feels , and an arrythmia is a sign that is picked up at the time of physical exam or on an ecg. ...Read more

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Difference between anxiety attacks and a heart issue ?

Difference between anxiety attacks and a heart issue ?

Mind vs Body: 25 year old male asks. Difference between anxiety attacks and a heart issue? Anxiety attacks tend to result from excessive Fear/ Worry causing symptoms like Pounding Heart, sweating, fast breathing, jumpiness, irritability, confusion or blank mind. These could interfere with routine work/ school/ life. Heart issues tend to be due to anatomic abnormalities/ Hypertension/ Diabetes/ High Cholesterol ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more