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Difference in heart attack and bad gas?

Difference in heart attack and bad gas?

.??: Heart pain and damage is very dangerous. Gas from upper or lower GI tract can be unpleasant , belching, flatus and crampy but not usually life threatening. ...Read more

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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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Why is it that trapped gas feels like you are having a heart attack? When i pass i feel fine.

Why is it that trapped gas feels like you are having a heart attack? When i pass i feel fine.

Pressure: Gas buildup in the stomach or intestines can cause pressure leading to abdominal pain, shortness of breath, leading to a feeling of chest discomfort that can give the impression of a heart attack. When the pressure is released, the feeling stops. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes : Would definitely recommend that you seek timely medical attention if you experienced the above mentioned symptoms. Heart attack is definitely a possibility and it is not the gas causing the symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Very sick: Sounds like he has what we call multi system organ failure where his whole body is struggling so hard each organ is not working right. It is very grave. His doctors are working together to to the best they can as he tries to heal. Pray for him. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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If you have a normal blood pressure and heart rate put pain in left arm and gas can you be having a heart attack?

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

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


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more