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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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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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Hi, I have been experiencing some chest pressure (no pain) for the past two weeks. I'm 23, could this really be a sign of a heart attack?

Hi, I have been experiencing some chest pressure (no pain) for the past two weeks. I'm 23, could this really be a sign of a heart attack?

Probably not heart: Given your age and conditions, this could be gastroesophageal reflux disease. Usually symptoms worsens when lying down, particularly after a large late night meal. Risk factors for men in particular are obesity, tobacco use and alcohol consumption, NSAID use as well as dietary factors such as the intake of caffeinated beverages. Try antacids, changing eating habits, stopping ibuprofen, weight loss ...Read more

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Is chest pressure due to heart attack likely to cause belching?

Is chest pressure due to heart attack likely to cause belching?

It can: Nausea vomiting and belching are frequently associated with heart attacks which can lead to delays on patients seeking treatment. ...Read more

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I recently had a mild heart attack, which had a heavy pressure then pain in my chest. I have copd, now having crushing center chest pressure. Help?

I recently had a mild heart attack, which had a heavy pressure then pain in my chest. I have copd, now having crushing center chest pressure. Help?

Time to call 911: A person with "crushing center chest pressure" should see the doctor right away. The wisest thing to do is call 911. The paramedics have oxygen, medications, and can do an ekg. The E.R. Doctor can evaluate for a possible heart attack. Even if it is not a heart attack, the E.R. Usually can provide diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Chest pressure. ..heart attack? I had anxiety before but now is different coz pressure all day im 22 no pain just pressure what do u suggest please?

Chest pressure. ..heart attack? I had anxiety before but now is different coz pressure all day im 22 no pain just pressure what do u suggest please?

Evaluation: It is very unlikely that you're having a heart attack, but it's worth an exam to rule it out. Just be sure you are convinced so that you can drop that worry. If it is anxiety, please consider a CBT therapist to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. If meds are needed, they'll refer you for them. I hope it goes well. ...Read more

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Would heart attack symptoms get worse? How fast? Chest pressure, tried to sleep woke up in sweat. Been anxious lots so can't tell...normal vital signs

Would heart attack symptoms get worse? How fast? Chest pressure, tried to sleep woke up in sweat. Been anxious lots so can't tell...normal vital signs

Anxiety: Anxiety is a very common cause for chest pains. It is thought that the chest muscles tighten to cause it. For some people it may cause actual myocardial ischemic pain but this is very uncommon in young folks. You may need to look into this anxiety diagnosis more ...Read more

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Could I have had a silent heart attack? A few weeks ago I experienced severe pain in back, chest pressure/pain, lightheaded and dizzy with nausea.

Could I have had a silent heart attack? A few weeks ago I experienced severe pain in back, chest pressure/pain, lightheaded and dizzy with nausea.

Silent mi: Truly if at all, it would not be "silent" because you had pain. Being 33, it would be on the young side for having a heart attack, but without an exam and at the least an ekg it would impossible to tell you that what you experienced was due to a heart condition. Get checked to be safe, best wishes. ...Read more

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I have squeezing chest pressure and bleching. Heart attack? I have no left arm pain but keep belching and I am bloated.

I have squeezing chest pressure and bleching. Heart attack? I have no left arm pain but keep belching and I am bloated.

Chest pressure: If you are an 18 year old female, this decreases risk for a heart attack. However, squeezing chest pressure and belching can be symptoms for a heart attack or for angina. It you were an older man, I would likely recommend that you call 911. Please seek medical care if you your pain is not resolving or right away if you have any trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Tiny vsd. Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack. Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath. Possible discomfort causes?

Tiny vsd. Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack. Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath. Possible discomfort causes?

Chest pain not from: Chest pain possibly from ASHD or blocked coronary arteries. What showed possible old heart attack if this was an ekg this is not that accurate. If it was and echocardiogram or cardiac sonogram that showed prior heart muscle damage that is probable accurate. Cardiac cath should tell you if you have blocked arteries and how significant they are. If borderline blockages are found a wire can be passed. ...Read more

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Bad chest pressure, pain and burning for 2 days. Burning in stomach too. Worst ever. Would a normal ECG rule out heart attack 100%?

Bad chest pressure, pain and burning for 2 days. Burning in stomach too. Worst ever. Would a normal ECG rule out heart attack 100%?

Heart racing: You have symptoms than can be related to the heart or to the stomach or even the nervous system. The ECG can not rule out a heart condition. The only way to 100% evaluate coronary artery disease is by a heart Cath. Best to be seen by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Last night, I had a dream that I had a heart attack--with a feeling of chest tightness and my heart skipping. Did I have a heart attack or panic?

Last night, I had a dream that I had a heart attack--with a feeling of chest tightness and my heart skipping. Did I have a heart attack or panic?

Unlikely MI; panic?: It is unlikely you had a heart attack (MI). Dreams can be very vivid, dreams of dying are often very frightening. If you awoke without chest tightness or pain, or heart palpitations, or shortness of breath -- probably scary dream. Do you have family history of heart disease? At your age unlikely, but if you continue to worry - please see your doctor for an EKG and checkup. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are ...Read more


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