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Could I be having a heart attack?

Could I be having a heart attack?

More info needed: You do not specify if your dizziness, numbness and palpitations are new. If these symptoms came on suddenly and/ or you have chest pain, go to the hospital emergency room. ...Read more

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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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 ...Read more

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What to do if i'm having a heart attack?

What to do if i'm having a heart attack?

Call 911 immediately: If you think you are having a heart attack, time is of the essence. See medical attention right away. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am having a heart attack?

How to tell if I am having a heart attack?

Classic symptoms: You will recognize it only if you have the classic symptoms of chest heaviness like an elephant on chest, cold sweats, shortness of breath, radiating pain to jaw or left arm. There are so many variations from severe symptoms to none and only the classic ones are easy to recognize, fortunately is more common. ...Read more

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How do I know if i'm having a heart attack?

How do I know if i'm having a heart attack?

2aspects to consider: Classic sx included chest pain, radiation to jaw, shoulder, sweats, short of breath. Important to note some, esp women & diabetics (that's a lot of people) don't always have classic sx. It's esp important to consider context too. What risk factors are present: overweight, lack of exercise, poor diet, tob use, high bp, diabetes, cholesterol & related biomarkers, & other inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm having a heart attack help?

What to do if i'm having a heart attack help?

Call 911: If you think you are having a heart attack, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of having a heart attack?

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. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're having a heart attack?

How do you know if you're having a heart attack?

Depends: Although chest pain or pressure are the most common sx. Other sx include pain, fullness or squeezing sensation of the chest; jaw pain, toothache, headache; Shortness of breath; Nausea, vomiting, upper middle abdominal discomfort,; sweating; heartburn or indigestio;, Arm pain L>R.; Upper back pain, Gerneral malaise; lightheadedness; or NO SYMPTOMS at all. Seek prompt medical attention for MI ...Read more

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How do you know if you are having a heart attack?

How do you know if you are having a heart attack?

Sometimes U don't: Heart attacks can cause no symptoms or atypical symptoms but the classic symptoms are: substernal discomfort, can become painful, described as a weight or vise-like tightening, with sweating, nausea, sometimes with breathlessness, sometimes radiating to the left arm or jaw. They are exceptionally rare in premenopausal women unless diabetic or on cocaine. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when having a heart attack?

What does it feel like when having a heart attack?

Classic: Usual sub-sternal crushing severe durable sustained, anxiety producing, with clammy skin, pallor and radiation to left upper arm with a squeeze.
Much variability! ...Read more

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Does heart always race when having a heart attack?

Does heart always race when having a heart attack?

Heart attack: The heart may stop (asystole) or fibrillate ( ventricular fibrillation) with a heart attack, they are serious heart rhythm problems ...Read more

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How do you know if you're having a heart attack hi?

How do you know if you're having a heart attack hi?

Variable: Hi April,

The symptoms of a heart attack can vary. The typical symptoms are chest pain that can be described as "crushing" or " pressure." It can also be associated with nausea and sweating. If you think you are having any of these symptoms please call 911. ...Read more

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How could a woman know if she's having a heart attack?

How could a woman know if she's having a heart attack?

Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder.
Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms.
Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men.
Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive.
A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more

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Could you "trick" yourself into having a heart attack?

Could you "trick" yourself into having a heart attack?

Heart attack : Many anxiety patients convince themselves they are having a non existent heart attack. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of having a heart attack at 22?

What is the likelihood of having a heart attack at 22?

Quite low: Congenital coronary anomalies are rare
dissection from blood pressure is rare
atherosclerosis usually is a bit later

but if symptoms get checked. ...Read more

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I am afraid of having a heart attack, help me? Scared

I am afraid of having a heart attack,  help me? Scared

Heart attack: If you meet with your doctor and discuss your personal situation, you can get a clearer picture of if you have any significant risk of a heart attack. The doctor can then work with you if you have significant risk factors to minimize them and decrease your risk as much as possible. Turn your fear into constructive health effort.....Good luck. ...Read more

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As a woman do you know when your having a heart attack?

As a woman do you know when your having a heart attack?

Similar to men: Left chest pain, shortness of breadth , pain from chest radiating left arm ;/or, left jaw, occasional pain epigastrium(pit of stomach)- see your pcp for more details- don't neglect symptoms. ...Read more

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What should I do when someone is having a heart attack?

What should I do when someone is having a heart attack?

Call 911: Check pulse, alertness do CPR if not
give an Aspirin if available and able to swallow
get help and get to hospital. ...Read more

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What are the chances having a heart attack at 27 help...

What are the chances having a heart attack at 27 help...

Very low!: Congenital, anomalies can happen
aortic root, aortic valvular disease
aberrant coronary
anomalous coronary origin

but as another has noted: Cocaine and other drugs of abuse are more likely in your age group.

If you are smoking, hypercholesterolemic, diabetic you have increased risk. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could avoid having a heart attack?

Can you tell me how i could avoid having a heart attack?

Heart attack: First, talk to your doctor to see if you have the risk factors involved with a possible heart attack. Go over your diet and exercise as well. Talk with your doctor about the stresses in your life, and consider addressing your diet, exercise and stress, along with any other medical things your doctor may discover. ...Read more

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What is the chance of a 23yo female having a heart attack?

What is the chance of a 23yo female having a heart attack?

Heart Attack.: Heart attack more commonly occurs in the older ages above 35, uncommon in the 20's. People with strong family history at of heart attacks below 30 yrs are at risk. Certain life styles makes one a high risk. People with Hypertension, Diabetes, Smokers, IV drug use of illicit drugs, obesity, high cholesterol emotional distress plays major roles in heart attack. No smoking, exercise healthy diet key ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 23yo female having a heart attack?

What are the chances of a 23yo female having a heart attack?

Unlikely: It is unlikely, but it is possible. It becomes more likely with abuse of drugs such as cocaine. If you are having chest pain, it needs to be evaluated right now. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could possibly be having a heart attack?

Can you tell me if i could possibly be having a heart attack?

Heart attack: If you think you might be having a heart attack, get off the internet and call 911! Not all heart attacks follow the textbook symptoms. ...Read more

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I am always afraid of having a heart attack, what should I do?

I am always afraid of having a heart attack, what should I do?

Adhere : To a healthy diet, no tobacco and see your family doctor for instruction in preventative measures based on your risk factors. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of a 23yo female having a heart attack.

What is the likelihood of a 23yo female having a heart attack.

Not likely: It is not impossible but it is very unlikely that a 23 year old would have a heart attack. Most heart attacks occur in men over 50 and women over 60, Risks for heart attack include age over 50 or 60 (as above), hypertension, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol and having a relative with a heart attack at an early age. If you are concerned see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person having a heart attack and not know it?

Is it possible for a person having a heart attack and not know it?

Absolutely: One of the best known research studies to examine this issue was the framingham heart study. In the study, several thousand people were followed for 50 years. One quarter of all patients with heart attacks did not have symptoms that were recognized by the patient and were not admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like when you are having a heart attack?

What exactly does it feel like when you are having a heart attack?

Classic: Usual sub-sternal crushing severe durable sustained, anxiety producing, with clammy skin, pallor and radiation to left upper arm with a squeeze.
Much variability! ...Read more

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Why does the st segment elevate when you're having a heart attack?

Why does the st segment elevate when you're having a heart attack?

ST elevation: Transmural ischemia of heart muscle alters the vector of repolarization of the impulse in the area of the heart affected such that it will show up on surface electrocardiogram as st elevation. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are having a heart attack or a panicattack?

How can you tell if you are having a heart attack or a panicattack?

Go to ER: About 90 percent of patient who go to the er for chest pain r having a panic attack. But it is very important to r/o cardiac causes first. ...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 becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more