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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Pain in chest, throat, jaw, nape, strong bitter taste, numbing left arm, stomach ache, nausea, feeling of want to poop. Heart attack or acid reflux? Confused.

Pain in chest, throat, jaw, nape, strong bitter taste, numbing left arm, stomach ache, nausea, feeling of want to poop. Heart attack or acid reflux? Confused.

We are too!: No one symptom definitively indicates a heart attack is or is not in progress, but many people make the fatal mistake of waiting out atypical heart pain. "Heart pain" is often indistinguishable from esophageal, pericardial, mediastinal, gastric, & chest wall distress. However, don't ignore chest pain--get evaluated ASAP.

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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How does your head feel before a heart attack?

How does your head feel before a heart attack?

At 24, I expect: Even though I don't know how your head would feel, that... This may be a panic attack - not a heart attack. But they are both serious and feel awful - go to an er or urgent care to reassure yourself and get some good advice for moving forward. You can learn more about yourself and how to take better care of the only you you've got. Good luck.

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Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun Dr. Bencheqroun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
18 years in practice
Mohammed V University Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
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What are 4 things that happen right before a heart attack?

What are 4 things that happen right before a heart attack?

Heart attack: There are many things that can happen right before the heart attack, but 4 major ones are: lightheadedness (syncope), crushing chest pressure, sometimes upper abdominal pressure and nausea (if the heart attack is affecting the right side of the heart), and perspirations.

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Dr. Brian Mott Dr. Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
25 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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How long could you have chest pressure before a heart attack?

How long could you have chest pressure before a heart attack?

Don't wait too long: Time is muscle! That means the longer you wait with chest pain the more heart muscle could die. If you have typical chest pain or pressure radiating to your jaw or neck that does not go away with rest you may be having a heart attack. Nausea, sweating, and crushing chest pain are the common symptoms. 5 minutes of chest pain is plenty to start worrying about.

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad Dr. Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
30 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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How can I know how much food do I have to eat before a heart attack or stroke can happen im always worried everytime I eat meat my panic gets worse?

How can I know how much food do I have to eat before a heart attack or stroke can happen im always worried everytime I eat meat my panic gets worse?

A little won't hurt: Only some people are prone to have trouble with meat, family history is a good clue. A small amount of meat generally does not cause trouble several times a month is seldom a problem.

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum Dr. Rosenblum
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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How high does blood pressure get before a heart attack?

How high does blood pressure get before a heart attack?

It doesn't: Although high blood pressure is a risk factor for coronary heart disease, there is no evidence that there is an acute rise in blood pressure prior to a heart attack.

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Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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How severe can blood pressure get before a heart attack?

How severe can blood pressure get before a heart attack?

Very: Aorta may tear first! I have seen 300/ 140 almost limit of cuff and accuracy high BP not always related to heart attack!

Dr. Rada Ivanov Dr. Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
27 years in practice
Medical Academy, Higher Medical Institute of Sofia
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How high can blood pressure get before a heart attack occurs?

How high can blood pressure get before a heart attack occurs?

Depends: This is very individual. If you have had high blood pressure for a long time, your body is used to it and may tolerate it longer. If you for example take Cocaine or other drugs that raise your blood pressure suddenly, even a small increase can give you a heart attack. No guarantees either way..

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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo Dr. Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
Bangalore University, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College
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Can a teen have a heart attack?

Can a teen have a heart attack?

Heart attack: Its rare but can happen if they have underlying pathology that can lead to very premature heart disease.

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Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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A heart attack is caused by whata?

A heart attack is caused by whata?

Traditionally: By a ruptured cholesterol plaque in the coronary artery.

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Dr. Eric Toloza Dr. Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
26 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Same as in men: Same as in men, but maybe more subtle. .. Chest pain, possible arm or neck pain, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, etc.

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour Dr. Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
Islamic Azad University, Teheran Medical Unit
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Does heart attack always mean pain?

Not always: Typical symptom is chest pain however heart attacks could present with shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, etc. About a fourth or more of heart attacks are estimated to be silent, i.e. Without symptoms.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What is a silent heart attack or mi?

Heart attack: The usual heart attack has severe chest pain and gets the patient's attention real well. Some people have a heart attack and don't know it. We usually find this during testing. When we find evidence of a heart attack that had no symptoms, that's called a 'silent' heart attack.

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Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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Dr. Julia Stanford Dr. Stanford
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
19 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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What is a heart attack like if woman?

What is a heart attack like if woman?

Variety of symptoms: Heart attack symptoms in women can be very different from the classic symptoms more commonly seen in men - chest pain and difficulty breathing. Women may have those symptoms but some women may have very nonspecific symptoms such as nausea, sweating, or slight difficulty breathing with exertion.

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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo Dr. Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
Bangalore University, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College
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What are common heart attack symptoms?

What are common heart attack symptoms?

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.

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Dr. Suzanne Galli Dr. Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Am I at risk of having a heart attack?

Am I at risk of having a heart attack?

Cardiac risk: That is difficult to answer without more information about your medical and genetic history

Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz Dr. Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
35 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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What is a mild heart attack defined as?

Mild.: Minimal elevation of troponin, no hemodynamic compromise, no st elevation, preservation of ejection fraction, no wall motion abnormality on echocardiogram or in ventriculogram, no lethal arrythmia.

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Dr. Vishnu Gaiha Dr. Gaiha
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
48 years in practice
All-India Institute of Medical Sciences
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What are some signs off a heart attack?

What are some signs off a heart attack?

Severe chest pain: You get a severe chest pain across your breast bone radiating to your arms, jaw & or epigastric area associated with nausea, shortness of breath & profuse sweating, feeling weak & looking pale. If you have this symptoms take aspirin, nitroglycerine & get to emergency room as soon as possible.

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Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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What are heart attack symptoms in women?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation. Angina= neck pain or "feeling" impending doom! anxiety shortness of breath diaphoresis ='sweaty clammy nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms.

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