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Heart Attack Or Gas
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
How come GERD and gas feels like a heart attack sometimes? I know it's most likely not one since I'm 22, But it's SO scary. Hard to distinguish..
Woke up dizzy and felt like i was gonna pass out. .. chest hurts. .. have a lot of gas too. can gas cause same signs as heart attack?
34M with echo stress perfect in Jan. Acid reflux leads to gas fullness in chest Why am I always thinking I will have a heart attack Taken over my life?
Acid reflux : Due in part to the proximity of the anatomy between the esophagus and heart, acid reflux can produce pain/burning sensation in the mid chest. In your case, however, I would take comfort in that you had a negative stress test. Continue to follow up with your doctor regularly, eat a proper diet and exercise. If you continue to have anxiety over this issue, I'd suggest some counseling. ...Read more
My cousin had a heart attack, diabetic , non alcoholic and non smoker, in ccu for the last 8 days, creatinine and blood gas level not coming down, on vent?
If you have a normal blood pressure and heart rate put pain in left arm and gas can you be having a heart attack?
Yes: If you think you're having a heart attack, going online & waiting for an answer is wrong thing to do. You only have 6 hours to prevent irreversible damage. Call 911 or local emergency services immediately. Don't drive yourself b/c you don't want to risk passing out. While waiting, take regular aspirin. For more info, check out http://goo.gl/Ppqxwg, http://goo.gl/biVvFk & http://goo.gl/ig9yPX. ...Read more
What is a possible non heart attack cause of a quick sharp pain in the left chest/arm? Can it be gas? Other stomach issues?
Non-heart attack: Quick sharp pain in left chest and arm need not be from heart attack. It could be angina with out heart attack. Consult your physician. Other non-cardiac causes are pericarditis (inflammation of outer layer of heart), musculoskeletal pain, or neural pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could trapped gas/bloating cause a burning sensation at the muscular level on left chest and inside party of left bicep? I got scared of heart attack
Go to ER: The symptoms you have listed could be trapped gas orAngina symptoms. This means that one of your coronary arteries (blood vessels to your heart) could potentially be blocked and affect the blood flow to your heart. It could result in you having a heart attack anytime. There could be other less alarming causes for these symptoms but you cannot take a risk and must go to ER without delay ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lots of gas/indegistion be similar to heart attack? Like pain under left breast/heart beat under breast bone or maybe its my pulse. Any advice?
Revascularization: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gradual blockage: Avoid by: good personal habits no smoking regular exercize monitor blood pressure check cholesterol and general physical features know your family history the atherosclerosis is established over time and deposits and gets to the critical stage and clots, or the plaque disrupts like a trap door causing acute blockage and threatened or damaged heart muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden blockage: Heart attack occurs when there is a mismatch between amount of oxygen the heart needs and amount it can get through the blood vessels. A sudden blockage can occur when cholesterol deposits in the arteries break off and expose tissue that causes clots to form. That is a heart attack. The degree of damage is related to the area supplied by the occluded vessel, the specific location and duration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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