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How Long Can You Have Symptoms Of A Heart Attack
How long is too llong for a cardiac follow up. I had an abnormal EKG and normal blood test after having the calssical symptoms of a heart attack. The EKG showed and enlaged left ventricle and abnormal st and t (?) and was referred to a cadioligist. I do n
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Briefly: It is in evolution when that symptom comes along. Pallor, pain, diaphoresis, feel really bad! ...Read more
Heart attack: Typically some form of chest discomfort often accompanied by breathlessness,sweat,nausea,palpitations,a sense of impending doom ,anxiety,with radiation of discomfort to various areas in the SVC distribution;BUT some or all of these may or may not be present in the majority of presentations. A large minority up to 20=40% present with very atypical symptoms inc. painless ...Read more
If patient has possible heart attack symptoms - what tests are done in the ER and how long before results?
Woke up with my left arm" asleep", seemed to take a long time to "wake up", could this be a minor heart attack if no other symptoms?
Slept on your arm: What you describe is what would happen if the weight of your body ended up being on your arm for a prolonged period while you slept. It is not uncommon for people to sleep on their arm and awaken to find the arm is tingly or numb. This occurs either because of temporary compromise of blood flow or pressure on a nerve. It is highly unlikely this situation is related to the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: The classic symptoms of a heart attack are crushing pain in the middle of the chest, sometimes accompanied by sweats, nausea, shortness of breath, & pain radiating into the left jaw or arm. But the most common symptom of heart disease in women is fatigue, and you can have a heart attack with no symptoms whatsoever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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