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Doctor insights on: Heart Attack Symptoms Vs Pinched Nerve

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Can spasm & nerve problems cause a stroke or heart attack?

Can spasm & nerve problems cause a stroke or heart attack?

Coronary: Coronary arteries can spasm and if duration long enough damage can be done. If identified during work up there is treatment . Most heart attacks are atherosclerotic and thrombotic. Migraines and headaches can relate to spasm, but brain damage from those is unusual. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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


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Could a pinched nerve have same symptoms as a heart attack?

Could a pinched nerve have same symptoms as a heart attack?

Yes: Pinched nerve can cause left arm pain, which can be confused as a heart attack. On the other hand, heart attack can be mis-interpreted as pinched nerve. Please consult your doctor, if you have question. ...Read more

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Describe how finger tingling and shoulder pain acts due to a impending heart attack.

Describe how finger tingling and shoulder pain acts due to a impending heart attack.

Referred pain: Occurs when the nerve roots that form a nerve or the nerve that goes to the internal body part also has branches to another area in the skin. The heart has a nerve supply like any other muscle and some of those nerves share a common nerve root with the shoulder and the inside of the arm and forearm. The picture sums it up. If you are worried about this see a medical provider right away. ...Read more

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What is the difference between impending heart attack symptoms and actual heart attack symptoms?

What is the difference between impending heart attack symptoms and actual heart attack symptoms?

Continuum: Angina can be quite severe and respond to rest, oxygen, nitroglycerin. And fully recover with no muscle death. The pain fibers are the same source. Some myocardial infarction can be asymptomatic all the way to the worst, ominous, pain ever! there is heart muscle death as the defining entity may need surgery or intervention. ...Read more

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Does kyphosis cause heart issues? Or c5-c6 herniated disc symptoms are similar to heart issues symptoms.

Does kyphosis cause heart issues? Or c5-c6 herniated disc symptoms are similar to heart issues symptoms.

May be: Kyphosis does not cause any heart diease. How ever depending on the severity of kyphosis, people are more prone to get degenerative changes and arthritic changes in spine. This in turn can pinch the nerves and may cause referred pain in chest wall which would mascaraed as heart pain. ...Read more

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What type of mediated immune attack targets peripheral nerves heart muscle cranial nerves caused by ebv?.Not gbs no pins and needles or inflammation?

What type of mediated immune attack targets peripheral nerves heart muscle cranial nerves caused by ebv?.Not gbs no pins and needles or inflammation?

Autoimmune disease: Autoimmune diseases can be caused by several different mechanisms but all can result in damage to self-tissues. At times, blood cells attack normal tissue and in other situations, antibodies can inappropriately bind to normal tissues. Each disease has its own mechanism(s) and target organs. Some times viruses invade cells and viral proteins on the cell's surface are targeted by the immune system. ...Read more

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Symptom of stroke or heart attack?

Symptom of stroke or heart attack?

what's the question?: Apologies, but what exactly are you asking? If you are concerned about either and feel that you have symptoms, you need to go to the emergency room or see your pcp to be examined. ...Read more

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Heart attack-like symptoms caused by an auto pneumatic/neurotic nerve?

Heart attack-like symptoms caused by an auto pneumatic/neurotic nerve?

Be Specific: There is no one list of what one means by using the words "heart-attack like symptoms". Please be more specific. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause heart palpitations?

Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause heart palpitations?

Pain related: If there is severe pain - yes. Otherwise they are unrelated. ...Read more

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Can static nerve cause heart beat issues?

Sciatic nerve issues: The answer to your question is "no". For a fuller description of sciatic nerve symptoms go to this link; http://www.Tcainstitute.Com/health-library/conditions-treatments.Aspx?Chunkiid=11577. ...Read more

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What can cause a heart attack vs stroke?

What can cause a heart attack vs stroke?

Blood Clots: Both a heart attack and a stroke is caused by a blood clot that gets lodged in a vessel in the heart and brain respectively. The only exception to this is that bleeding in the brain is also termed "stroke, " but it is a "hemorrhagic stroke" rather than an "embolic stroke, " which is from blood clots. ...Read more

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Can arm pain alone indicate a heart attack?

Can arm pain alone indicate a heart attack?

Sure: It's not the most common, but not everyone reads the books and atypical symptoms without chest pain can possibly be a heart attack. ...Read more

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Can you get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Can you get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Side effects: No, you cannot get coronary disease from ecstasy. However, you can have side effects from the impurities in the drug. You never can tell for sure what you are ingesting from a street drug. You can have an arrthymia from too high of a heart rate but not coronary disease. ...Read more

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A heart attack or angina? What are the differences in symptoms between a heart attack and angina?

A heart attack or angina? What are the differences in symptoms between a heart attack and angina?

Angina : Angina and heart attack symptoms are both the result of reduced blood flow to heart muscle. Both can result in chest pain, pressure or squeezing that can radiate into the neck, jaw or arm and can be accompanied by other symptoms such as sweating, dizziness, or nausea. There are important differences though. Angina is brought on by exertion and relieved by rest or certain medications, such as nitroglycerin. It is the result of chronic cholesterol buildup in one or more of the coronary arteries, which restricts adequate blood flow to heart muscle during periods of increased activity. Angina usually resolves within 15 minutes of stopping activity or taking nitroglycerin. When someone experiences angina for the first time, or when their angina is provoked more easily this is called unstable angina and requires immediate medical attention. As opposed to angina, heart attacks happen suddenly and the symptoms can be more severe and persist much longer. Heart attacks are a result of a sudden blockage of the coronary blood vessel, typically by a ruptured cholesterol plaque. Heart attack symptoms persist until the blockage resolves, or if it does not resolve, until the heart muscle dies. Not all patients with heart attacks have angina prior. Heart attacks are a medical emergency and always require immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more