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Does Heart Attack Pain Come In Waves Or Is It Constant
What's causing me to feel constant sharp pain in the center of my chest but mostly to the left side? (Could it be mild heart attack) I hope not.
Not likely: It is impossible to rule out as heart being involved in your symptoms, but the character of the pain is not suggestive of cardiac origin. A simple test to determine the origin would be to gently push over the involved area. If your pain is worsened, it is chest wall related, specifically sternocostal joints or chest muscles. If that is not the case you may need a follow up with your doc. ...Read more
When i laugh the chest pain gets worse. But otherwise its a constant pain. Does this mean I am on my way to having a heart attack?
I have been having fluctuation chest pain i had a heart attack in 2003, and the pain was nearly identical, to this, except this is not constant like then. I have also been short of breath, sick to my stomach, and clammy. What do you think it might be, a
Find out: If the chest pain is similar to previous proven chest pain from heart, then it has a high likelihood that it is again. Shortness of breath is frequently related to heart disease. Nausea less so but can. Cardiology is the discipline to assess for you. Soon is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a almost constant pain on the back side of my arm (crampy) in between the shoulder and tricep (x3 days). Could this be impending heart attack?
WHAT HAPPENED?: I answered this earlier. A constant pain, cramp and reproducible for 3 days is unlikely from the heart. The referred pain from the heart is usually not reproducible. A continuous pain for 3 days likely would have caused a completed heart attack with its resultant complication by then. It is disconcerting, have it evaluated, reassurance is the key. ...Read more
Inverted T-waves: Yes, seek help at an ER ASAP. ...Read more
Wall Thickness: Q wave= full thickness myocardial necrosis non q wave= partial thickness or subendocardial necrosis subendocardial infarcts more common. Full thickness can result in myocardial rupture or an acute ventricular septal defect. Rupture- tamponade-death sequence. 50% of people still die on their first heart attack mostly because of not calling 911 or reaching er within minutes of the infarct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Micro card heart attack after three times what diseases will be? To my dad three times he has a heart attack in there constantly coughing please answe
EKG finding: A q wave is a finding on the electrocardiogram seen after a completed myocardial infarction (heart attack). In some patients with heart attack, the electrocardiogram will demonstrated q-wave. In other patients, a q wave will not develop. In general, q wave myocardial infarctions are larger and associated with st elevation in the early phase of the heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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