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How Do I Know 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be causing my back to hurt so bad I throw up and it sometimes feels like I am having a heart attack?
Severe back pain: If you have not seen an md for this condition, you should do so immediately. It could me a heart attack - or gall bladder, pancreatitis, compression fracture of your back - all serious conditions. They are treatable, but until you know for sure what it is that is causing the pain assume the worst. Get to your doctor's office or an er now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I have am having a heart attack but my symptoms started 2 hours ago and its going away. My left arm doesn't hurt, my chest doesn't hurt but my neck feels a little stiff and i feel sleepyall happened after i eat some taco bell but the samething hap
Why is it that i feel as if i am having a heart attack every time i try and fall asleep, i am awoken by a jolt my heart is racing my left arm is numb?
I am displaying classic signs of a heart attack such as fatigue, dizzness, discomfort in both arms, nausea, jaw pain as well as back and stomach pain. I am not sure if it is idiotic to be unsure if this actually means I am having a heart attack. I had fou
By : By the date of this post, almost a week has passed. If you have not seen a doctor already it is wise to do so. The symptoms you described can indicate angina, or myocardial infarction (mi, also known as heart attack). Also, your symptoms could have merely been due to an adverse effect of taking four 5 hour energy drinks. This high amount of caffeine can often mimic the signs of a mi. I recommend you cut down on these drinks so as to avoid any unwanted side effects. Regardless you will need a work up, which will include an ekg (test that checks the electrical activity of your heart), this test can give an indication if there is concern for an mi or risk of one. After a detailed history, exam, and testing, your doctor will be able to give you a likely diagnosis and treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2aspects to consider: Classic sx included chest pain, radiation to jaw, shoulder, sweats, short of breath. Important to note some, esp women & diabetics (that's a lot of people) don't always have classic sx. It's esp important to consider context too. What risk factors are present: overweight, lack of exercise, poor diet, tob use, high bp, diabetes, cholesterol & related biomarkers, & other inflammatory conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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