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How Long Should Unstable Angina Last
Yes: In unstable angina the biochemical markers of myocardial damage and necrosis(cell death) are not present. One cause is a sudden rupture or crack in a silent atherosclerotic plaque causing blood clots(thrombi) to form which can enlarge to block the artery or can break off and embolize. Patients with 24 hours of chest pain require emergency cardiac catheterization and angioplasty or surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more
Could one or more explain unstable angina as I lived a long time with it not suspecting heart decease?
Changing symptoms: Unstable angina usually refers to new chest pain, pain with less activity than before or pain that doesnt go away with rest or usual nitrates. It represents a change in the plaques in your heart and is usually very serious. I doubt you have unstable angina, more likely you have stable angina. Angina is a symptom reflective of atherosclerotic heart disease which means you have it. ...Read more
4 gp's saw 4 diff ekg's in the last month, 3 times while symptoms present. All say non-cardiac origin. Would they have seen unstable angina?
Angina: Most probably they would have seen something. Could see a cardiologist to verify. ...Read more
My father was diagnosed with unstable angina. Nitro in the ER gave him a headache that lasted for days. What can I do to help him? This frightens me!
Can unstable angina occur only once every few months, or does it normally occur more often? What are the other causes of central chest pain with shortness of breath at rest that lasts for <1min?
Will Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or other stimulants cause long term conronary artery spasms or unstable angina?
Less common reports: Cardiovascular palpitations, tachycardia, elevation of blood pressure, sudden death, myocardial infarction. There have been isolated reports of cardiomyopathy associated with chronic amphetamine use. Unstable angina or coronary spasm may existing in patient with preexisting conditions treated on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more
Rx unstable angina: Immediate aggressive treatment to prevent final heart attack = angina is the precursor to mi. Angina is when heart oxygenation not able to provide support to the degree of daily activities for the person. A lot of mi heart attack) without even a warning sign of angina. 50% of mi result in immediate death. No time to waste. Sx vary a lot from person to person. Sudden stomach pain sx can be angina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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