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How Long Chest Pain Before Heart Attack
See below: Most importantly, call 911 to make sure that you will be treated properly in a hospital setting. While you are waiting, two things may help - a sublingual nitroglycerin, or taking a deep breath and holding it, that redistributes blood flow to the coronaries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Usually Peaks @10min: "panic attacks tend to start quickly and reach a peak within 10 minutes. The peak generally lasts for about 5 to 10 minutes before the symptoms start to settle. However, it can take quite some time for all the symptoms to subside." source = page on panic disorder (adults) by the anxiety disorders assn' of british columbia in canada. See the page here: http://bit.Ly/pylkom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can heart attack pain last? Left arm / chest has hurt on and off for 3 days. Pain moves around, feels achy. Too long for 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I tell the difference between heart condition chest pains and anxiety/ panic attack chest pains?
Hard to tell: It is at times difficult to differentiate between pain due to heart diease and that caused by problems of the upper GI tract.Specific symptoms, age, personal and family medical history may all help in making a determination. However, it is never a good idea to assume that indigestion is the cause. Better to go to the er and get an evaluation than to take an antacid and find out you were wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to improve heart: You can consider taking CoQ10 300 mg per day which can improve contractility. Vitamin d 5000 IU per day which can less overall heart mortality. Neo 40 which has Nitric oxide which can improve perfusion to heart and other organs. Testosterone which strengthens heart and relaxes blood vessels. Magnesium. Fish/Krill oil which improves lipid profile and decreases arrthymias. ...Read more
Would heart race then go back to normal with a heart attack ? Chest tightness, back pain, diarrhea. Or panic attack ?
Not typical: Change in heart rate is not something people who are having a heart attack usually report. Chest tightness or pressure is, often associated with activity that increases the heart rate. Low back pain or diarrhea would not be a sign of heart attack, but mid-back pain can be a symptom of a heart issue, especially a problem with the large chest artery, the aorta. Anxiety probable; pursue evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends upon extent and location of the attack. Heart attack occurs when blood supply is inadequate for the metabolic needs of the heart. When this occurs for a prolonged period pieces of the heart die. If this piece is very large ( like occlusion of the main vessel) or is located in a critical area ( such as the electrical centers) - game over! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I tell the difference between panic attack and SVT. Heart reached increased to 184 while walking back and forth during panic attack.
Completely variable!: Depends on the cause and mechanism of the irregular heart beat. May last seconds to days or more. Plus depends on one's sensitivity, i.e., some patients feel every irregular beat, some don't feel any even if sustained. Some causes are intrinsic (diseases) or extrinsic (caffeine, stimulant medications, hormonal, psychological/stress). The latter causes often last shorter if avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was up all night with stomach pain, left arm pain chest pain on /off. Heart racing, short of breath leg pain still don'tfeel well. Heart or anxiety ?
Another or: Presumably you or your loved one are in an ICU at this point. What happens next depends on why the chest tube isn't working. Anotherr chest tube may be placed, the breathing tube may be moved so that only one lung is ventilated and a surgical repair attempted, etc. Your surgeon or your intensivist should tell your their plans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell the difference between cardiac chest pain, muscular chest pain, and angina? Im 18 been having chest pains for a while. Breathing fine
Chest pain: describe your chest pain in details: Location, nature (sharp, dull, crushing etc), does it move to other areas of your body such as your neck, chin or your arm, other associated symptoms such as nausea, hear burn, sweating, palpitation and one of the physicians can explain the chest pain to you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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