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How Long Chest Pain Before Heart Attack
Depends.......: You will always do that to some degree, but it will lessen over time. The first year is the toughest. Remember that the one good thing about having a heart attack is that you know what one feels like. So, if you have pain similar to the heart pain you had with your heart attack, that is much more concerning than other 'pains.' the key is: if it scares you, go get checked. ...Read more
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
Varies: It is common to have a certain amount of anxiety after a heart attack. Discussing this with your doctor, including how cardiac chest pain is different from other kinds of chest pain may help. Some patients also need therapy for anxiety or depression directly and some will improve with cardiac rehab. ...Read more
No: There are many organs and structures that live in the heart's neighborhood! Any of these can cause chest pain. These include esophageal and stomach problems (like reflux) and lung problems. Any problems of the chest wall muscles or nerves (like a case of shingles) can cause chest pain. Even the joints along the sternum can become inflamed and cause chest pain, a problem known as costrochondritis. ...Read more
Not always: Chest pain is a classic symptom of a heart attack, particularly mid-sternal, crushing or pressure-type pain radiating to the neck, jaw or arm. But other symptoms are common, including: nausea, diaphoresis (heavy, cold sweats), shortness of breath, dizziness, even abdominal pain. ...Read more
Variable: You can't be sure. If you are someone who is unhealthy, overweight and smokes. You have a good chance. In general the pain comes on exertion and goes away after rest. It can radiate in any direction in upper part of the body. It can associated with profuse sweating due to sympathetic hyperactivity. If you are healthy and have no family history you don't have to worry about all aches and pains. ...Read more
Number of reasons: Mortality from heart attacks is related to age. Women develop heart disease, on average, 10 years later than men. Women are more likely to present with atypical symptoms that are not recognized either by the patient or the physician. This can result in a delayed diagnosis or missed diagnosis. ...Read more
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Chest pain from a heart attack lasts a while, right, not just like 5-10 minutes then gets better?
What is the difference between chest pain caused by heart attack and the one caused by acidity in women?
How do I know when someone is truly having a heart attack? Does it go on for days? Is chest pain always present?
Need real eval: Determining if a patient is having a heart attack requires looking at a compilation of the patient's history (circumstances of pain), ekg and lab analysis. Chest pain is not always present (there is less chance of typical chest pain in women and diabetics) and even without a heart attack (myocardial infarction) a patient may be having angina (chest pain from heart strain) that also needs care. ...Read more
Would a chest pain that lasts for a few minutes without recurring be a sign of a heart attack or something else?
Chest pain transient: A pain such as you describe in a 16 y/o is likely to be intestinal gas or musculoskeletal in origin. In a much older patient a cardiac related cause might come into consideration. ...Read more
I've been having chest pains for 3 days. Is it likely to have a heart attack? Or is that more sudden than 3 days of chest pain?
It is possible to have heart attack without chest pain and getting recovered from it without knowing even that it was heart attack, without medicine?
Variable but YES:
Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur
elephant sitting on your chest
shortness of breath
some are asymptomatic or have minimal pain!
may occur during sleep, sedation, anesthesia etc. May e detected later by ekg, echo, or angiogram. ...Read more
I had chest pain that stopped after a few minutes and I was able to go on with what I was doing when my chest hurt. Any possibility of heart attack?
It is highly: Unlikely for a 16 year old woman to have coronary artery disease or heart attack. Usually sharp chest pains at your age are from the muscles and bones of the chest and have nothing to do with your organs. Real heart pain is dull and pressure like a tooth ache. If you are active and otherwise healthy you have nothing to worry about with regard to your heart. (other than teenage boys!) ...Read more
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