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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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 ...Read more


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I'm getting shortness of breath after the fact. Does this signal a heart attack, or is it stable angina?

I'm getting shortness of breath after the fact. Does this signal a heart attack, or is it stable angina?

Multiple causes: Baseline lung disease- smoking COPD prior to heart trouble or at the same time! angina can be accompanied by pressure, shortness of breath and congestion.If prior heart attack, angina, congestive failure can occur all together. ...Read more

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Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Chest pain not from : Chest pain possibly from ASHD or blocked coronary arteries. What showed possible old heart attack if this was an ekg this is not that accurate. If it was and echocardiogram or cardiac sonogram that showed prior heart muscle damage that is probable accurate. Cardiac cath should tell you if you have blocked arteries and how significant they are. If borderline blockages are found a wire can be passed. ...Read more

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Chest pains heavy breathing shortness of breath heart attack 3 years ago can you advise ?

Chest pains heavy breathing shortness of breath heart attack 3 years ago can you advise ?

Yes a doctor ASAP: The symptoms very well could be hard disease and potentially a pending heart attack. Given your cardiac history, you should get evaluated immediately if it's severe, otherwise schedule appointment with your primary care doctor or cardiologist very soon to get evaluated to ensure this is not cardiac in origin ...Read more

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My father had a heart attack which reduce ejection fraction to 35%.There after CABG wasdone as required still he feels shortness of breath, tiredness.

My father had a heart attack which reduce ejection fraction to 35%.There after CABG wasdone as required still he feels shortness of breath, tiredness.

Happens: The myocardial infarction or heart attack is loss of heart muscle leading to poor pump performance. Bypasses bring more blood to the heart muscle and help prevent muscle loss or dysfunction. As long as the bypasses are working properly and the valves are working g properly (needs echo to check) the shortness of breath is probably due to the weak muscle. ...Read more

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Symptoms today are horrible indigestion , numb arm, shortness of breath , feeling weak . I have costochondritis . Is this normal ? Heart attack ?

Symptoms today are horrible indigestion , numb arm, shortness of breath , feeling weak . I have costochondritis . Is this normal ?  Heart attack ?

Doubt it, but...: No one symptom definitively indicates a heart attack is or is not in progress (many people make the fatal mistake of waiting out atypical heart pain). In fact, "heart pain" is often indistinguishable from esophageal, pericardial, mediastinal, gastric, & chest wall distress. By the same token, where in your gut you have problems may result in very different sensations. See doctor to be reassured. ...Read more

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Last night, i had nausea, shortness of breath, radiating left arm, back, jaw and neck pain. Heart attack? Afterward, breathing was and still is slow.

Last night, i had nausea, shortness of breath, radiating left arm, back, jaw and neck pain. Heart attack? Afterward, breathing was and still is slow.

Not your heart: There are probably one thousand other possibilities than a heart attack. As stated earlier these are the signs of fatigue and stress. We commonly call them panic attacks. They are real but they are not dangerous. What is going on in your life that is leading to your body telling you to stop and pay some attention? ...Read more

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I have chest pain that comes and goes, headaches upper back pain dizziness. Shortness of breath nausea. Have been to ER was told not heart attack.

I have chest pain that comes and goes, headaches upper back pain dizziness. Shortness of breath nausea. Have been to ER was told not heart attack.

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more


Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more