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Heart Attack (Definition)
Heart attack is 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 rest of the body.
Coronary artery: Traditionally an acute heart attack implies a sudden and unexpected decrease in coronary artery blood flow, often from artery blockage or spasm, resulting in symptoms or death. However, often other conditions causing sudden or aborted sudden death, such as abnormal heart rhythms, with normal arteries, are referred to in the press as a heart attack as well . Can be confusing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does a heart attack occur?Why does the plaque break off?Why this is less likely in young adults 27-35?Esp with norm stress/echo tests/no fam hist
A-: 1- block blood vessels that supply the heart with oxygen and nutrients. 2- because of the flow of blood, it hit on the plaque and it will break. 3-they have less plaques formed in average. 4- risk factors like family history tells you about the predisposition to form plaque. The space is too limited to go in detailes, but I hope this help. ...Read more
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
Chest pain: Chest pressure, pain, tightness. Some radiation to you're arm, jaw, shoulder may be present. Typically lasting >10min, maybe accompanying by sweeting, shortness of breat or nausea .My advice, don't take chanses and call 911or your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An EKG is ONE tool!: First of all, if you are currently having symptoms of chest pain, chest tightness, shortness of breath, nausea, indigestion, jaw pain or pain in the arms, stop reading and dial 911. An ekg is one piece of information. But certain blood tests look for chemicals produced by injured heart muscle, echocardiograms look for poor heart wall movement, and angiograms look for blockages in vessels. Lgromko. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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