heart attack

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Define a heart attack?

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Myocardial_infarction
A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies. The medical term for this is myocardial infarction.
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

Heart attack sysmtoms?

Chest pain, SOB, and

Typical heart-attack symptoms: relatively rapid onset of deep sternal chest pain(can radiate to neck/arm/back), short of breath, sweating etc.. worse with exertion. if you are young and having pain for more than a couple of days, without relation to physical activities..your symptoms could be from inflammation in the joints between breastbone and ribs (costochndritis). Consult doc. good luck
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Symptons heart attack?

Chest pain

Myocardial_infarction
Anterior sub sternal crushing pain Worst ever With radiation to neck(angina) and frequently left arm Occasionally To the upper abdomen and back However, it is quite variable
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Dr. John Garner answered:

symptom of heart attack?

Lots of things

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Chest pain, with or without radiation to the arms, back, shoulders or jaw, sweating, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure and shortness of breath tend to be the most common.
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

is heart attack genetic?

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Genetic predisposition exists.
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Dr. Bennett Werner answered:

Is heart attack painful?

Often yes

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It can be painless in about 25% of cases (50% in people with diabetes) but the more typical presentation is with discomfort which can become quite painful for some.
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How to stop a heart attack?

Revascularization

Infarction
The only way to stop a myocardial infarction is to re open the obstructed or nearly obstructed coronary artery. That is why if the coronary artery can be reopened within minutes after the obstruction the early and long term survival is improved.
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is a stroke a heart attack?

Not at all

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Stroke is a brain injury and heart attack is a heart injury. Both may be caused by atherosclerosis.
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How to prevent heart attack?

Preventing!!

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1. Diet based mainly on vegetables and grains and low in saturated fats. (no cholesterol) 2. Daily exercise :Walk for one hour. 3. Take it easy: 8 hours of sleep and peace of mind. (pray?)
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Heart attack vs. indigestion?

Sometimes

Indigestion
Difficult to tell. In olden days, people frequently died of indigestion that was really a heart attack. See ur MD to begin ur evakuation. www.thepmc.org
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