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Does getting scared cause coronary spasm?

Does getting scared cause coronary spasm?

Yes it can in some: If you are prone to coronary artery spasm, then emotional stress may bring it on. ...Read more

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Can getting really scared cause coronary spasm?

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Can getting really scared cause coronary spasm?

Yes: Its called printzmals angina...Rare but it happens. ...Read more

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Esophageal spasm or coronary artery spasm, how can I tell?

Esophageal spasm or coronary artery spasm, how can I tell?

BY RULING OUT HEART: Since symptoms of both conditions can be chest pain and coronary spasm is more serious condition, it is first step to rule out coronary spasm first by ekg, angiography;echocardiogram and if coronary spasm is ruled out than tests to confirm esophageal spasm can be undertaken like endoscopy and/or manometry esophageal spasm is very rare and often symptoms of chest pain may be due to gerd. ...Read more

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Does a cigarette cause coronary artery vasoconstriction? If yes, wouldnt this cause a angina if you started exercising?

Does a cigarette cause coronary artery vasoconstriction? If yes, wouldnt this cause a angina if you started exercising?

Vasoconstriction: Cigarettes are associated with coronary artery vasoconstriction. This constriction could cause angina if combined with exercise in some people, but it would not do so in everyone. Much of the response would be based on the underlying health of the heart and coronary arteries. ...Read more

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I have angina due to to having coronary artery spasms. How serious is this condition and can I have a heart attack through it.?

I have angina due to to having coronary artery spasms. How serious is this condition and can I have a heart attack through it.?

Heart attach: Yes it is so important for your doctors (pcp & cardio) to get to know you. Coronary heart disease not always has typical symptoms of angina radiating to neck/left arm, nausea or vomiting. It could be manifested as fatigue , indigestion leg swelling, or no symptom. ...Read more

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How can you tell the differance between coronary artery spasms & esophagus spasms? I was told probably coronary spasms, now im told might be the other

How can you tell the differance between coronary artery spasms & esophagus spasms? I was told probably coronary spasms, now im told might be the other

Difficult: Some additional testing is needed to rule out coronary disease. Both may respond to Nitroglycerin e heart usually does not respond to antacids and GI meds. Age suggests non- coronary but other risks can prevail: smoking diabetes hyperlipidemia family history etc. ...Read more

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What does myleomalcia feel like? I do have cervical stenosis . Everyday I am in chronic pain. Does this cause death or will it progress?

What does myleomalcia feel like? I do have cervical stenosis . Everyday I am in chronic pain. Does this cause death or will it progress?

Varies: Myelomalacia has a tremendous spectrum of symptamatology varying from asymptomatic to complete paralysis. There is no sure way of knowing if cervical stenosis will progress. Certainly if it reaches a certain state surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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Smoking is making me have attacks. I think i might have a blockage in vertebrobasilar artery secction. Ischemia caused by vasoconstriction.. Tia?

Smoking is making me have attacks. I think i might have a blockage in vertebrobasilar artery secction. Ischemia caused by vasoconstriction.. Tia?

Need more info: In order to give you an informed answer, any physician would need more information on what you mean by attacks that are triggered by smoking. ...Read more

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Does ibuprofen make you clot more? Asking because the news says it can cause heart attack and stroke.

Does ibuprofen make you clot more? Asking because the news says it can cause heart attack and stroke.

Ibuprofen: This agent may make some people clot more. For most people it doesn't but as there isn't an easy way to predict who will have this effect. The recent AHA warning on NSAIDs reflect this caution. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you get left arm pain during attacks of svt?

What does it mean if you get left arm pain during attacks of svt?

? warning sign: Many patients experience vague chest pain with SVT however any symptom that may represent cardiac ischemia (angina) should be evaluated. Think about it this way. Stress testing identifies blocked arteries in the heart by increasing the heart rate to uncover problems with the blood supply. With svt, the heart is essentially undergoing a stress test- if blocked arteries exist, symptoms may develop. ...Read more

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What types of upper left chest tightness can cause an off-balance feeling? Duration is 4 months. Doctor did ekg, does not think it is cardiac pain.

What types of upper left chest tightness can cause an off-balance feeling?  Duration is 4 months.  Doctor did ekg, does not think it is cardiac pain.

Chest pain : An ekg does not rule out coronary artery disease. Stress test may reveal coronary artery disease. If stress test is negative and you continue to have chest tightness, coronary angiography is necessary to rule in or rule out coronary disease. ...Read more

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I get around 20-50 pacs/day could it cause any complications? Someone told me it could trigger atrial fibrillation I'm worried? Also got mvp/trivialmr

I get around 20-50 pacs/day could it cause any complications? Someone told me it could trigger atrial fibrillation I'm worried? Also got mvp/trivialmr

PACs may predispose: you to atrial fibrillation however recognizing that 25% of all people over 40 develop atrial fibrillation may give you some perspective in this regard. Your health care provider can offer you appropriate treatment and assist you in making management decisions. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause angina pain? I don't have coronary heart disease. But can get pain on exertion

Can high blood pressure cause angina pain? I don't have coronary heart disease. But can get pain on exertion

Yes: When the heart has to work harder because of significant hypertension, it requires more oxygen. In some cases, the oxygen demand may be more then even normal coronary arteries can provide. If that is the case, then after your blood pressure is treated your chest pain should resolve. ...Read more

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I've got diffuse esophageal spasm. What consequences should I be looking for?

I've got diffuse esophageal spasm. What consequences should I be looking for?

Chest pain/dysphagia: Chest pain and/or difficulty swallowing and/or pain while swallowing. If you have barrett's esophagus, you're at risk for esophageal cancer. If you haven't had endoscopy yet (i assume you have since you know this diagnosis), you should see a gastroenterologist if you haven't already. ...Read more

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How heart attack can happen to someone on receiving a bad news? No previous heart condition but suffered heart attack at 45. What could be the cause?

How heart attack can happen to someone on receiving a bad news? No previous heart condition but suffered heart attack at 45. What  could be the cause?

Can happen, c ur doc: Bad news may be a serious stress factor causing a sudden increase in adrenalin and other hormones that increase blood pressure and can cause a heart attack in a susceptible person with multiple risk factors, including family history of premature onset of coronary disease. There is a condition called "broken heart syndrome" that may occur in "normals", but is much more common in women than men. ...Read more