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How long can symptoms of a heart attack last?

How long can symptoms of a heart attack last?

Until cured: Chest pain more than 20 minutes can represent a heart attack. As long as the pain continues, ongoing or worsening heart damage occurs. With treatment it should be possible to eliminate the pain within less than an hour, and prevent damage or stop any further damage. ...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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How long could you have chest pressure before a heart attack?

How long could you have chest pressure before a heart attack?

Don't wait too long: Time is muscle! that means the longer you wait with chest pain the more heart muscle could die. If you have typical chest pain or pressure radiating to your jaw or neck that does not go away with rest you may be having a heart attack. Nausea, sweating, and crushing chest pain are the common symptoms. 5 minutes of chest pain is plenty to start worrying about. ...Read more

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How long after having a heart attack can you get a heart transplant?

How long after having a heart attack can you get a heart transplant?

It depends on: Severity of illness and urgency for classification and for organ availability. Unos policy and transplant coordination; united network for organ sharing ia=on life support like lvad ib= on inotrope in hospital dobutamine, primacor ii=accepted for transplant  this may help: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/heart-transplantation-beyond-the-basics?Source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=h2#h2. ...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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Panic attacks that present with the exact symptoms of a heart attack, so how am I to know each time if I'm not actually having a heart attack?

Panic attacks that present with the exact symptoms of a heart attack, so how am I to know each time if I'm not actually having a heart attack?

Panic symptoms like: Heart attacks. (shortness of breath, heart palpitations, sweating, etc) with normal ecg. Learn2relax your breathing. Practice when u r not having a panic attack so that when it occurs u will B prepared2use the relaxed breathing2calm yourself. At the same time remind yourself, it will pass, UR not having a heart attack or other physical problem. Psychologist can teach u relaxation techniques. ...Read more

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How long should you get heart attack symptoms for?

How long should you get heart attack symptoms for?

Variable: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder and may be chronic. 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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To have a heart attack you do not have to have chest pain. can you have a heart attack while just feeling skipped beats as the only symptom?

To have a heart attack you do not have to have chest pain. can you have a heart attack while just feeling skipped beats as the only symptom?

Unlikely: Hi MoeA645, Yes, many people who have heart attacks do not suffer the typical symptoms of chest pain, difficulty breathing, nausea & sweating. Still, it's very unlikely feeling just a few skipped beats means you are having a heart attack. You may have something called palpitations, which are often nothing to worry about. If the skipped beats occur often or with other symptoms, I'd see a doctor. ...Read more

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How to I know if symptoms are from panic attack or heart problem?

How to I know if symptoms are from panic attack or heart problem?

Symptoms: In a 33y/o a panic attack is more likely by far but heart attack isn't impossible. Consult your Dr. for more information specific to you. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I am having a heart burn or heart attack? It seems that symptoms of heart burn and heart attack are very similar, how can I tell the differences and the warning signs before it's too late

How can I tell if I am having a heart burn or heart attack? It seems that symptoms of heart burn and heart attack are very similar, how can I tell the differences and the warning signs before it's too late

Treat heartburn: It can be hard to tell the difference even for your doctor without testing. I find it very useful to treat the heartburn proactively by avoiding foods that cause it and maybe using medication to suppress it if needed. That way you are less likely to get any chest pain. You should also talk to your doctor about modifying your risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person experiences symptoms of anemia, for how long do these symptoms last?

Can you tell me if a person experiences symptoms of anemia, for how long do these symptoms last?

Hard to say: We need to know the underlying cause of the anemia, the treatment plan, and then can consider likely pace of improvement. ...Read more

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What can you do if you catch the flu and have had a heart attack?

What can you do if you catch the flu and have had a heart attack?

The usual: Viral illnesses are a nuisance! hydration, analgesics, anti fever-tylenol. Treat the symptoms as best you can ask pharmacist to correlate any regular meds with any over the counter meds. Time! ...Read more

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Can a dr tell if you have congestive heart failure if the only simptons you have is shortness of breath. I have many of the med health procongestive?

Can a dr tell if you have congestive heart failure if the only simptons you have is shortness of breath. I have many of the med health procongestive?

Heart failure: There are many causes of shortness of breath aside from heart failure. Other symptoms like leg swelling, shortness of breath when laying flat etc.. Chest x ray and blood test, and ultrasound of the heart may also help in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you tell if the heart palpitations are from a anxiety Attack or something different. Had this yesterday with shaking, ?

How can you tell if the heart palpitations are from a anxiety Attack or something different. Had this yesterday with shaking,  ?

Medical tip: Here's a tip.... when you feel palpitations EXERCISE (EG: Run in place) Palpitations will cease after your heart rate returns to normal. In other words REGULAR EXERCISE will help anxiety related "palps".. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between menopause symptoms and a heart attack?

How can you distinguish between menopause symptoms and a heart attack?

Acuity: Quite different items. A heart attack will come on suddenly and it may involve chest or abdominal pain, sometimes nausea and vomiting, some other times somewhat vague symptoms of not feeling well. The intensity and unicity of the symptoms should help in discriminating them from menopause symptoms that are usually recurrent. ...Read more

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How severe does your blood pressure have to be to have a stroke or a heart attack?

How severe does your blood pressure have to be to have a stroke or a heart attack?

Any level: From low to normal to high can occur with either heart attack or stroke. With very high 150and greater systolic and 100 or so diastolic a number of bad things can happen: aortic tear-dissection, and heart attack or stoke may evolve. With high pressure intracranial aneurysm may burst, o r the brain may bleed. Complex sets of diagnostic issues. ...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