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What are heart attack symptoms in women?

What are heart attack symptoms in women?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation. Angina= neck pain or "feeling" impending doom! anxiety shortness of breath diaphoresis ='sweaty clammy nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. ...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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Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Same as in men: Same as in men, but maybe more subtle ... Chest pain, possible arm or neck pain, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, etc. ...Read more

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Can heart attacks signs last days 23yo female?

Can heart attacks signs last days 23yo female?

Heart attack: Heart attacks are extremely rare in 23 y/o females. Should one have prolonged symptoms consistent with myocardial infarction, the possibility can't be discounted but statistically would still be unlikely to be a heart attack. ...Read more

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Known symptoms for women to have a heart attack ?

Known symptoms for women to have a heart attack ?

Several different: Heart attack patients typical present with chest pressure, chest pain, neck or arm pain. In my female patients they can sometimes present with shortness of breath or fatigue. If you have concerning symptoms see your health care provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can heart attack signs persist for days before an actual heart attack?

Can heart attack signs persist for days before an actual heart attack?

Yes: I think u mean symptoms. A ht atak occurs wen a partial block starts to hemorrhage and shuts down the artery completely.This -> the onset of severe persistent chest Sx.Some times the hemorrhagic block is partial and then complete and then partial again. If this occurs the Sx may wax & wane, a so called stuttering ht attack.Such waxing and waning Sx must not b ignored. Seek med help ASAP.Gd luck. ...Read more

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Heart attacks run in my family gran grandad massive heart attack early age also mum heart problems been havin stomach palpitations with no exercise ?

Heart attacks run in my family gran grandad massive heart attack early age also mum heart problems been havin stomach palpitations with no exercise ?

Heart family history: Family history of heart disease is often clinically important, and an indicator that preventive evaluation and treatment may be especially valuable. Palpitations are not usually a symptom of coronary disease (which runs in families) but may be a symptom of other heart conditions, some of which also can run in families. For a personal review of your case consider a consult here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Tell me heart attack risk factors and coronary heart disease symptoms?

Tell me heart attack risk factors and coronary heart disease symptoms?

Google it: Rf: smoking, obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history etc. Symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations etc. You really will get much more on the internet than i can give you in this box, this is a huge topic! ...Read more

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What are the signs and heart attack symptoms for women?

What are the signs and heart attack symptoms for women?

It could be varied: But can include chest pain, or radiation of pain to the jaw, neck, or arm, shortness of breath, or exertional shortness of breath, or sweats. Sometimes, people have atypical symptoms, such as discomfort in the abdomen. You might have nausea. Sometimes, it can be fatigue but this is pretty atypical. Keep in mind your risk factors. If you have them, be proactive and be tested... Good luck. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors test for heart attack risks in women more often?

Why don't doctors test for heart attack risks in women more often?

They should and do: Premenopausal women are protected from heart attack unless they smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. Symptoms in this group are virtually always due to another cause. Post menopausal women, smokers, & diabetics have risks similar to men and should be screened similarly. ...Read more

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I'm 18 severe anxiety for many years - rapid heart beat, palpitations etc. No family history, healthy weight. What my chances of heart attack/ disease?

I'm 18 severe anxiety for many years - rapid heart beat, palpitations etc. No family history, healthy weight. What my chances of heart attack/ disease?

Very very low.: At 18, in the absence of other diagnosed heart conditions or significant family history... your chances are currently very, very low. Though anxiety is a crippling condition and can cause feelings of physical problems, you are at a very low risk of any heart issues. Don't let that compound your anxiety, but I would endorse you to get seen by a mental health professional for the anxiety. ...Read more

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What are symtoms of heart disease for women?

What  are symtoms of heart disease for women?

The typical symptoms: You here are about such as chest pain, or radiation of pain to the jaw, neck, or arm, shortness of breath, or exertional shortness of breath, or sweats. Sometimes, people have atypical symptoms, such as discomfort in the abdomen. You might have nausea. Sometimes, it can be fatigue but this is pretty atypical. Keep in mind your risk factors. If you have them, be proactive and be tested... Good luck. ...Read more

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Signs of heart attack in womenchest discomfort, irregular heart beat, pain in shoulder, weak, tired?

Signs of heart attack in womenchest discomfort, irregular heart beat, pain in shoulder, weak, tired?

Pain/short breating: The most common symptoms of a heart attack in women include pain in the chest, neck or arm and shortness of breath. Many patients do not have such typical presentations. Other common symptoms include sweating and nausea. Irregular heart beat is not a common symptom of a heart attack. Tiredness, weakness or fatigue are common in the general population, but are not usually due to a heart attack. ...Read more

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Why testestrone replacement has risk for heart attack and stroke?

Why testestrone replacement has risk for heart attack and stroke?

Testosterone: At the present time, the FDA has NOT concluded that there is an increased risk for heart attack and stroke if prescribed properly. Testosterone is a hormone essential to the development of male growth and masculine characteristics. Testosterone products are FDA-approved only for use in men who lack or have low testosterone levels in conjunction with an associated medical condition. http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm383904.htm ...Read more

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I suffer from severe anxiety and panic attacks. my biggest triggers are heart palpitations.I have had a stress test, ekg, and two echocardiograms?

I suffer from severe anxiety and panic attacks.  my biggest triggers are heart palpitations.I have had a stress test, ekg, and two echocardiograms?

Symptom, not trigger: The trigger would be the initial circumstance that you react to - like public contact, being alone, taking school test or medical exam, etc., etc. Your heart is a symptom site. Consider a CBT therapist to learn skills to manage and avoid anxiety. As a young man, you'll get a lifetime of benefit! ...Read more

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Why are heart attacks in women misdiagnosed?

Why are heart attacks in women misdiagnosed?

Not sure: Women tend to present with atypical symptoms, present later, and have chest pains with normal coronaries. ? If its a hormonally related issu or that women have smaller vessels. Women tend to have more vasospasm as well. Broken heart syndrome also occurs much more often in women.They tend to have more rheumatologic issues that involve the heart. Clearly heart disease in women is not same as men. ...Read more

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Can you have heart attack with normal blood pressure, heart rate, chol and no heart diesae?

Can you have heart attack with normal blood pressure, heart rate, chol and no heart diesae?

Yes, while it's : Great that you don't have the probs u mention, there is more to heart dz than just that. Healthy eating & wt., regular exercise are important even if your bp, choles, etc are normal. More advance testing for other risk factors beyond the standard lipid panel & fasting sugar level is available in some places, & we're still learning about other risk factors. Good u r being prevention-minded! ...Read more

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And, how many people who have an actual panic attack and subsequently have a heart attack die?

And, how many people who have an actual panic attack and subsequently have a heart attack die?

Panic & heart attack: Not common, nocause & effect, unless cardiovascular status is already compromised & effect of medications add to that. ...Read more

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Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Same as in men: Same as in men, but maybe more subtle ... Chest pain, possible arm or neck pain, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, etc. ...Read more

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What is a heart attack like if woman?

What is a heart attack like if woman?

Variety of symptoms: Heart attack symptoms in women can be very different from the classic symptoms more commonly seen in men - chest pain and difficulty breathing. Women may have those symptoms but some women may have very nonspecific symptoms such as nausea, sweating, or slight difficulty breathing with exertion. ...Read more

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What are heart attack symptoms in women?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation. Angina= neck pain or "feeling" impending doom! anxiety shortness of breath diaphoresis ='sweaty clammy nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. ...Read more

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Could a young woman have a heart attack?

Could a young woman have a heart attack?

Absolutely: There are rare problems in children. Most after 45 some in young adults with smoking, diabetes, obesity, bad behavior- Cocaine etc. After that anytime up to 100 women are at risk along with us guys! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

Be Careful: Symptoms include chest pain of different types, the pain can radiate to the neck, or the back or the arms, bad indigestion can also be a sign, heart palpitation, associated sweating or feeling of doom, associated anxiety, feeling very weak and short of breath. There are other symptoms. If you are having chest pain and worried, call 911 now before it is too late. ...Read more

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Known symptoms for women to have a heart attack ?

Several different: Heart attack patients typical present with chest pressure, chest pain, neck or arm pain. In my female patients they can sometimes present with shortness of breath or fatigue. If you have concerning symptoms see your health care provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs for a heart attack in a woman?

What are the signs for a heart attack in a woman?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation. Angina= neck pain or "feeling" impending doom! anxiety shortness of breath diaphoresis ='sweaty clammy nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack for a woman?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack for a woman?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation. Angina= neck pain or "feeling" impending doom! anxiety shortness of breath diaphoresis ='sweaty clammy nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it rare for a 23yo female to have a heart attack?

Is it rare for a 23yo female to have a heart attack?

Yes, very rare: Unless you have congenital heart disease a heart attack would be extremely rare. If you are a young lady with anxiety you may have "panic attacks" which produce rapid heart rate, chest pain and/or trouble breathing - all of which imitate heart trouble but are not and can be scary nonetheless. If you are worried about your heart you can always see the doc who RX sertraline to check it out. ...Read more

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23yo female scared i am going to have a heart attack?

Heart attack: Sounds like you have depression and anxiety disorder. You should discuss with your psych provider. Heart attacks are VERY uncommon in 23y/o females so it is highly unlikely you need to worry about this particular event. It isn't impossible but unlikely. You should however take precautions like prudient diet, exercise and not smoking, and if your PCP has other suggestions to follow them. ...Read more

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How could a woman know if she's having a heart attack?

How could a woman know if she's having a heart attack?

Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more

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What are the signs and heart attack symptoms for women?

It could be varied: But can include chest pain, or radiation of pain to the jaw, neck, or arm, shortness of breath, or exertional shortness of breath, or sweats. Sometimes, people have atypical symptoms, such as discomfort in the abdomen. You might have nausea. Sometimes, it can be fatigue but this is pretty atypical. Keep in mind your risk factors. If you have them, be proactive and be tested... Good luck. ...Read more

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As a woman do you know when your having a heart attack?

As a woman do you know when your having a heart attack?

Similar to men: Left chest pain, shortness of breadth , pain from chest radiating left arm ;/or, left jaw, occasional pain epigastrium(pit of stomach)- see your pcp for more details- don't neglect symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the chance of a 23yo female having a heart attack?

What is the chance of a 23yo female having a heart attack?

Heart Attack.: Heart attack more commonly occurs in the older ages above 35, uncommon in the 20's. People with strong family history at of heart attacks below 30 yrs are at risk. Certain life styles makes one a high risk. People with Hypertension, Diabetes, Smokers, IV drug use of illicit drugs, obesity, high cholesterol emotional distress plays major roles in heart attack. No smoking, exercise healthy diet key ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of heart attack for women?

Could you tell me what are signs of heart attack for women?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation. Angina= neck pain or "feeling" impending doom! anxiety shortness of breath diaphoresis ='sweaty clammy nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 23yo female having a heart attack?

What are the chances of a 23yo female having a heart attack?

Unlikely: It is unlikely, but it is possible. It becomes more likely with abuse of drugs such as cocaine. If you are having chest pain, it needs to be evaluated right now. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of a heart attack in women?

Could you tell me what are signs of a heart attack in women?

Heart attack: Pain in chest, jaw, back, shoulder, or arm, or dizzy spells. Also shortness of breath, fatigue, or just not feeling right. And then there may be no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

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