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How can you tell if someone fakes a heart attack?

How can you tell if someone fakes a heart attack?

Negative troponins: Serial negative serum troponin 4hrs+ after event and every 6 hrs. X 4 times. ...Read more

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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Can doctors tell if you fake a heart attack?

Can doctors tell if you fake a heart attack?

Many tests are: Available to detect heart attack...Why would somebody try to fake one? ...Read more

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What can someone do to tell a heart attack may be eminent?

What can someone do to tell a heart attack may be eminent?

Chest pain: Bad habits followed by chest pain, smoker, obese, sedentary, family history, high cholesterol


then:ekg
troponin,
echo
cath

some times the history
and one's diaphoresis, cold clammy appearance and the severe crushing sternal pain are obvious but without testing it can be impossible to prove. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone is lying on the ground apparently having a heart attack, what should you do?

Could you tell me if someone is lying on the ground apparently having a heart attack, what should you do?

Call 911: Give an aspirin
get help
basic life support
if awake, keep airway open and clear
if unconscious, bls / CPR if pulselesslearn from aha. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when someone experiences a heart attack mid flight?

Depends: Some persons have sudden death.
If pain, and stable - oxygen, aspirin
nearest airport with medical care
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If near takeoff, return.
If near destination land priority. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am having a heart attack?

How to tell if I am having a heart attack?

Classic symptoms: You will recognize it only if you have the classic symptoms of chest heaviness like an elephant on chest, cold sweats, shortness of breath, radiating pain to jaw or left arm. There are so many variations from severe symptoms to none and only the classic ones are easy to recognize, fortunately is more common. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have had a heart attack at 23?

How to tell if I have had a heart attack at 23?

Possible: Aortic root, aortic valvular disease
aberrant coronary
anomalous coronary origin

but as another has noted: Cocaine and other drugs of abuse are more likely in the younger set.

While it can happen, at 23 it is unlikely without other signs
smoker, obese, positive family history, diabetes, sedentary life. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during a heart attack?

Could you tell me what happens during a heart attack?

Symptoms: Chest pain
severe substernal
radiates to left or right arm and neck
feeling of anxiety, fear, doom, death.

Anatomically,
heart muscle oxygen is diminished by coronary obstruction and flow is reduced or absent and heart muscle dues- heart attack.

Physically, pallor, shock, arrythmia, death if not identified and treated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could avoid having a heart attack?

Can you tell me how I could avoid having a heart attack?

Heart attack: First, talk to your doctor to see if you have the risk factors involved with a possible heart attack. Go over your diet and exercise as well. Talk with your doctor about the stresses in your life, and consider addressing your diet, exercise and stress, along with any other medical things your doctor may discover. ...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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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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Could you tell me what happens when you have a heart attack?

Symptoms: Chest pain
severe substernal
radiates to left or right arm and neck
feeling of anxiety, fear, doom, death.

Anatomically,
heart muscle oxygen is diminished by coronary obstruction and flow is reduced or absent and heart muscle dues- heart attack.

Physically, pallor, shock, arrythmia, death if not identified and treated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could possibly be having a heart attack?

Can you tell me if I could possibly be having a heart attack?

Heart attack: If you think you might be having a heart attack, get off the internet and call 911! Not all heart attacks follow the textbook symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the heart attack symptoms for a woman?

Can you please tell me the heart attack symptoms for a woman?

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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Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of a heart attack?

Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of a heart attack?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur
elephant sitting on your chest
shortness of breath
fatigue
anxiety
fear
some are asymptomatic

signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular
sudden death, . ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between acidity and heart attack?

How do you tell the difference between acidity and heart attack?

See your Doctor: When you have pain between the neck and upper belly, there are many things that can be the cause. Go to and emergency department or call you doctor if you have pain that is concerning to you. We'd rather tell you it's nothing than have you drop dead because you didn't get help. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can the body warn you of a heart attack?

Can somebody tell me how can the body warn you of a heart attack?

Heart Attack: Most of the time, there is no warning signs, the first think you get is a chest pain or fainting. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is a heart attack not a heart attack?

Can you tell me exactly when is a heart attack not a heart attack?

When: You develop chest pain and symptoms of a heart attack but no muscle dies. It could have just been angina without actual cardiac injury. Cardiac lab tests (enzymes) would be normal. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are most common symptoms of a heart attack?

Could you tell me what are most common symptoms of a heart attack?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur
elephant sitting on your chest
shortness of breath
fatigue
anxiety
fear
some are asymptomatic

signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular
sudden death, . ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are having a heart attack or a panicattack?

How can you tell if you are having a heart attack or a panicattack?

Go to ER: About 90 percent of patient who go to the er for chest pain r having a panic attack. But it is very important to r/o cardiac causes first. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell if I have the symptoms of heart attack?

Can you tell me how to tell if I have the symptoms of heart attack?

Heart attack: Read this useful piece:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/in-depth/heart-attack-symptoms/art-20047744.

Get a more detailed answer ›
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Can you tell me what number of weeks does it takes for collaterals to form after heart attack?

Collateral Vessels: Many times collateral vessels form before a heart attack, and certainly in the absence of a heart attack. They occur due to vessels that are carrying less blood, but still carrying some. ...Read more

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Can I tell me if I have have had a heart attack, how long do the effects remain so it's diagnosable?

Heart attack damage: That would depend on if there was any permanent damage to your heart muscle or not. ...Read more

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Is there any way to tell if someone died of a heart attack without an autopsy?

Is there any way to tell if someone died of a heart attack without an autopsy?

No: An electrocardiogram or bloodwork or imaging may make the diagnosis certain before death. Otherwise, a variety of illnesses from pulmonary thromboembolization to collapsed lung to pneumonia to homicidal poisoning can mimic it. ...Read more

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Heart pain is it a heart attack, how can I tell?

Heart pain is it a heart attack, how can I tell?

Heart attacks...: Present in many ways. Women may be diagnosed late if symptoms vary from classic "elephant on my chest. Symptoms are often mistaken for indigestion, fatigue or reflux disease. A sharp pain that is fleeting or pain that is reproduced by pushing on the area is unlikely cardiac. Heavy pain beneath the breast bone, jaw or neck pain and left arm pain are classic. If there is concern, go to the er! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could stress mimic a heart attack?

Please tell me, could stress mimic a heart attack?

A panic attack: Certainly might be mistaken for a heart attack. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell a stroke apart from heart attack?

What can you do to tell a stroke apart from heart attack?

Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart
stroke is damage to brain

some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia
both have some common risk!
smoking
obesity
high blood pressure
diabetes
hyperlipemia
prevention is best. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get a heart attack from bulimia?

Can you tell me if I could get a heart attack from bulimia?

Define"heart attack": The constant loss of stomach contents can eventually lead to various metabolic changes in your blood. At some point you can make create an electrolyte disturbance that can lead to a rhythm or heart beat abnormality and kill you. You might also starve the heart muscle of needed glucose and other factors and injure the heart. This is not the traditional heart attack, but your heart could fail. ...Read more

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Please tell me will propranolol help during a heart attack?

Please tell me will propranolol help during a heart attack?

Sometimes.: The idea is that myocardial infarctions result from an imbalance between how much oxygen supply to the heart and oxygen demand. Drugs like Propranolol make heart work less hard, by decreasing heart rate and the strength of heart contractions, so demand is less. However, it is not always safe to do this, and such treatment should be under the direction of a physician. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I get a heart attack at the age of 21?

Please tell me, could I get a heart attack at the age of 21?

Heart attack: It is possible to have a heart attack at age 21. It is extremely uncommon for a 21 year old to have a heart attack however. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between heart attack and angina?

How can you tell the difference between heart attack and angina?

Disease vs. Symptom: Angina is the symptom of chest pain. It does not necessarily mean you are having a heart attack or even have heart disease. Heart attack is a laymen's term for damage to the heart muscle from inadequate blood to part of the heart muscle, usually due to a temporary or permanent blockage of one or more coronary arteries. Only a doctor can tell the difference. ...Read more

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Would I be able to tell if I was having a heart attack vs anxiety?

Would I be able to tell if I was having a heart attack vs anxiety?

Can be the same: Many times, an anxiety attack can feel like a heart attack: chest pain/pressure, difficulty breathing, a "sense of doom." if you get these symptoms, you should definitely seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell the difference in a heart attack & a stroke?

What can you do to tell the difference in a heart attack & a stroke?

Heart attack: A stroke is to the brain what a heart attack is to the heart. You could call a stroke a brain attack. They don't clinically look alike because losing brain tissue causes neurologic symptoms and heart attack causes heart symptoms like pain and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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How would I be able to tell the difference between panic and heart attack?

Rest: When you rest and calm down your symptoms such as chest pain should go away. It is difficult if you have heart disease and panic attacks. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a person with a defribrillator die of a heart attack?

Please tell me, could a person with a defribrillator die of a heart attack?

Yes indeed.: The defibrillator will attempt life saving defibrillation when it detects it. The heart may not defibrillate therefore the person just passed. Ventricular fibrillation may occur from an old infarct scar, ischemic cardiomyopathy, idiopathic cardiomyopathy, acute coronary thrombosis to include some. If the cardiac muscle is dead, it is dead so electrical discharges will not make it alive. ...Read more

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How can I tell difference between costochondritis and a sign of heart attack?

How can I tell difference between costochondritis and a sign of heart attack?

Heart Attack: Costochondritis is inflammation of the bone to cartilage of the sternum (breastbone). The pain is worse when you push on this area. A heart attack on the other hand is from the heart muscle not getting enough blood supply (and oxygenated blood). Heart attack pain is not made worse by pressing on the sternum. It often feels like a huge pressure on the chest, and may radiate into the jaw or arm ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does one go through after they had a major heart attack?

Can doctors tell me what does one go through after they had a major heart attack?

Recovery: Call 911
get aspirin
get help
get treated
then survive and do cardiac rehab and get in shape.
Some may need cardiac cath and some may need surely.
Prevention is better!
no smoking
weight control
diabetic control
check BP and blood fats. ...Read more

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Is there a distinct way to tell different between heart attack and chest just hurting?

Is there a distinct way to tell different between heart attack and chest just hurting?

Yes: A doctor can do tests to tell the difference, but there is no way for you to tell the difference by yourself. However, at 27 you would be VERY young to be having a heart attack unless you do drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
3,967 Doctors shared insights

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