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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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Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more


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Sings of heart disease in women?

Sings of heart disease in women?

Music?: "i left my heart in san francisco" always comes to mind, of course. I assume there's a typo: signs? Same as men with these caveats: premenopausal women don't get heart attacks unless they smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. Chest pain in older women may be atypical. In both men and women, there may be no pain at all. Shortness of breath alone may be a pain surrogate. ...Read more

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Signs of heart disease in women?

Signs of heart disease in women?

Women and CAD: It may be, at times women can have somewhat atypical symptoms. They are usually associated with shortness of breath or lightheadedness. If you have symptoms that occur and do not resolve with rest you should see your physician or go to the er. ...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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How common are heart problems in the teens and 20s?

How common are heart problems in the teens and 20s?

Congnital heart dise: Teens and 20s do not normally have heart problems like coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy etc. But some who are born with congenital heart disease even if cured by surgery may still have residual disease and complications, rarely they can have viral infections causing complications like cardiomyopathy.And occasionally rheumatic heart disease.These are not that common but still seen. ...Read more

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Can smoking while pregnant contribute to congenital heart defects and heart failure in my child?

Can smoking while pregnant contribute to congenital heart defects and heart failure in my child?

Yes: An association between smoking during pregnancy and congenital heart defects has been demonstrated. This is one the many problems that can occur due to smoking during pregnancy. Smoking while pregnant also increases the risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, asthma, sudden infant death syndrome and other health issues. ...Read more

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Can Alfuzosin cause heart problems in a healthy young man w/urine issues? Worried bc causes some dizziness, feel faster heart beat.

Can Alfuzosin cause heart problems in a healthy young man w/urine issues? Worried bc causes some dizziness, feel faster heart beat.

Alfuzosin: Alfulzosin is an alpha blocker medication used to promote better urine outflow from the urinary bladder outlet. Since it can lower your blood pressure side effects include lightheadedness and faster heart rate which can result in palpitations. Check your blood pressure sitting and standing and see it it drops significantly causing symptoms. If so, you are intolerant of it and should notify your MD ...Read more

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Can drinking while pregnant contribute to congenital heart defects and heart failure in my child?

Can drinking while pregnant contribute to congenital heart defects and heart failure in my child?

Yes: The frequency of heart defects including a hole between the upper and or lower heart chamber is increased among those with fetal alcohol exposure. More intense exposure during the first weeks of pregnancy would be more likely to effect heart formation. These defects can also occur without alcohol exposure during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What happens to women with valvular heart disease in pregnancy?

What happens to women with valvular heart disease in pregnancy?

Can get worse: Valvular heart disease, or their symptoms, can get worse in pregnancy .. Consult with your md before getting pregnant ... ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart failure in women?

Several symptoms: The most common symptoms are fatigue, decreased exercise tolerance, shortness of breath with exertion, shortness of breath at night, need to use more pillows to sleep, swelling in the abdomen or legs, weight gain due to fluid buildup. If you experience any of these symptoms, see a cardiologist right away. ...Read more

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Can av fistulas in the brain cause menstral problems in women?

Can av fistulas in the brain cause menstral problems in women?

Not usually. : Dural av fistulas should not cause menstrual problems directly. Knowing that one has a fistula may cause a feeling of anxiety and stress, which may indirectly affect the menstrual cycle. Also, there is some suggestion that hormonal problems could play a role in dural fistulas, which could suggest that the menstrual imbalance may have contributed to developing a fistula. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of heart failure in women?

SOB, Edema: In both men and women shortness of breath, lower extremity edema, dyspnea on exertion, and on lying flat. ...Read more

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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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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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