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Gatorade Heart Attack
Heart Attack: Heart attack typically means chest pain from blockage of a coronary artery causing death of some heart muscle. A heart attack can sometimes cause the heart to stop beating which leads to death in 3-5 minutes if untreated. Most patient survive a heart attack depending on the size of the damage. Heart beat can also stop from many other causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes...but: Congratulations as many people do not survive their first mi. Lifestyle modification (diet, exercise, tobacco cessation) and adherence to medications are vital to your longevity as well as having a cardiologist to partner with in your health journey. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart attack: Sudden chest pain-often described as discomfort (tightness or pressure like) in upper chest associated with radiation to jaw or arm, with sweating/shortness of breath/lightheadedness. Any or all of these features can indicate a heart attack. This classic presentation, however, is only described in a third of cases. Atypical chest pain/ or no symproms occur in 2/3 patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. No symptoms: Yes, it's possible to have a heart attack or myocardial infarction w/o having any pain (unlike classic redd foxx in sanford & son). More often, rather than chest pain radiating up jaw and down arm, patient might complain of bad heartburn that won't go away, difficulty breathing or catching breath as if elephant sitting on chest, nausea etc. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-attack/ds00094. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chest pain: A heart attack or mi (myocardial infarction) can often begin suddenly with chest pain often described as having heavy pressure "like an elephant sitting on your chest." many times this pain can radiate to the left neck, left shoulder and down the left arm. The patient may start sweating and feel their heart racing. If you have similar symptoms, go to the er or call 911 immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supply & demand: In simple terms, it is a mismatch between the supply of oxygen and nutrients to heart muscle and the needs/demands of the heart muscle. In effect, heart muscle suffocates. This can be caused by narrowed or blocked vessels (coronary arteries) limiting blood flow. Stress tests on treadmill increases work of heart and determine if you can increase supply to match demand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Atherosclerosis: Heart attack is caused by atherosclerotic plaque in your coronary artery that ruptures such that a blood clot forms on it and acutely occluded the flow through the artery causing the heart attack. Risk factors for atherosclerosis include smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, family history, obesity, diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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