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Heart Attack And Shortness Of Breath
Could a fatty breast lump on the right breast chestwall cause a heart attack and shortness of breath?
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
I'm getting shortness of breath after the fact. Does this signal a heart attack, or is it stable angina?
My left arm ( upper inside only) hurts when I move it certain ways. no chest pain or shortness of breath. Sign of heart attack? Hx of dvts
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shortness of breath, lightheaded for 3minutes, left with ache near armpit 24year old female major anxiety sufferer could this be a 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
Can heart attack symptoms disappear after vomiting? Symptoms were extreme pain in chest all around through back. Shortness of breath. Sweating, vomit.
MI SYMPTOMS vomit: 52 F asks if heart attack Sx disappear after vomiting? ANS: usually not, so suggests due to GI problem such as hiatal hernia, reflux, gas(bad gas), Thanksgiving gorge, food poisoning, to mention a few. But recall that women do not have same Sx of heart attack as men. I would call primary care team. Or if u have had heart attack with these symptoms in past go to ER. Now would be good. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to the ER with chest pressure and shortness of breath. ECG abnormal, showing a sinus arrhythmia and septal infarc. Is that an old heart attack?
Climbing hill symptoms:shortness of breath heart heaviness sweating. Admitted to hospital ekg, stress test, no heart attack. Angiogram no blockage? Could it be related to gerd? Treatment type of dr.
More info needed....: Are you overweight? Do you exercise regularly? Do you ever exert yourself strenuously? You've listed symptoms associated with someone being out of shape exerting themselves... Thankfully you didn't have a coronary. Time to make a plan with your physician to take care of yourself by loosing weight (if necessary), eating right, and starting a cardiovascular workout routine. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart attack vs anxiety. How to tell the difference? When I get chest pains & short of breath how can I reassure myself it's just anxiety?
Heart attack/Anxiety: Heart attack is preceded by Feeling of impending doom, Shortness of breath, Nausea with profuse sweating, Sudden feeling like an elephant is sitting on your chest, and Pressure/squeezing/fullness/pain in middle of chest & back and jaw & arm. In any case, it is best to exercise caution & get help ASAP. ...Read more
Can anxiety give you a heart attack or heart problem? I can't exercise because i get shaky, weak short of breath during and fear it's my heart.
Anxiety & heart: I agree with dr. Glassman's explanations. If you've had a good evaluation with your primary care doctor, you know your physiology is in relatively good shape. However, deconditioning will leave you breathless, etc when working out -- at least at the beginning. You could see a psychologist for cognitive behavioral therapy, so that you can gradually and successfully increase healthy exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an EKG and Doppler ultrasound enogh to exclude a heart attack when having all classical symptoms(short of breath, tightness in chest, dizziness)?
I've had heart attack & CHF. After had shortness of breathe but was walking 1 mile a day 6x a week. Now cough and wheeze and no breathe. What happened?
Different : Degrees of chf keep good check with your cvd md and get reg tt it is not a condition that will go away needs constant care tt ...Read more
Hi female 47 year old had 5 stent put in 7 month ago still have chest pain and breathlessness any advise no signs of heart attack?
Hi, have been getting sharpe pains near my heart they come and go but it hurts when I breath. Could it be a heart attack ???
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