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What to do if i may have had a heart attack?

What to do if i may have had a heart attack?

Heart Attack: If you think that you may have a heart attack, you need to call 911 right away, it is something that we need to deal with right away. ...Read more

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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What could I do to find out if i'm having a panic attack?

What could I do to find out if i'm having a panic attack?

SYMPTOMS: Rapid breath, heart rate. Possible sweating, tingling. Fear of dying (or intense anxiety). If you have doubts ask your dr. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have had a heart attack at 23?

How to tell if I have had a heart attack at 23?

Possible: Aortic root, aortic valvular disease aberrant coronary anomalous coronary origin but as another has noted: Cocaine and other drugs of abuse are more likely in the younger set. While it can happen, at 23 it is unlikely without other signs smoker, obese, positive family history, diabetes, sedentary life. ...Read more

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Can you get surgury to sort out a funnel chest if so how old do you have to be?

Can you get surgury to sort out a funnel chest if so how old do you have to be?

Yes: The condition is called pectus excavatum if the breastbone is sunken or pectus carinum if it protrudes abnormally. Pectus excavatum can cause problems with the heart and lungs if it is severe enough. Both can be treated with an operation. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a heart attack or not?

Heart attack?: You could go to the emergency room and be evaluated. There is lab work now that checks for breakdown or damage of heart muscle. That and/ or an EKG could help you know if you are having a heart attack. ...Read more

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I have abnormal and now I have to go with a cardiologist. If I do have a heart problem or heart disease will i be able to exercise, what to do?

I have abnormal and now I have to go with a cardiologist. If I do have a heart problem or heart disease will i be able to exercise, what to do?

Heart: You have to know what is wrong, if anything, to understand what is necessary to deal with the specific problem. Most patients are able to exercise within the limits of their problem. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't tell if I am having a panic attack or a heart attack! how do I find out?

What to do if i can't tell if I am having a panic attack or a heart attack! how do I find out?

Panic attacks: See your dr, get an ekg and workup as he recommends. Panic attacks are a diagnosis of exclusion, that is when all other causes have been investigated. ...Read more

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What can you do if you catch the flu and have had a heart attack?

The usual: Viral illnesses are a nuisance! hydration, analgesics, anti fever-tylenol. Treat the symptoms as best you can ask pharmacist to correlate any regular meds with any over the counter meds. Time! ...Read more

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How do cardiologists figure out if someone has a heart problem?

How do cardiologists figure out if someone has a heart problem?

Multiple ways: Formost clinical symptoms and physical examination. Based on that there are some testings that your cardiologist can order if deemed necessary. ...Read more

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A doctor told me you won't have a heart attack at my age unless you have an underlying heart condition, is this true? How do you tell a HA from a PA?

A doctor told me you won't have a heart attack at my age unless you have an underlying heart condition, is this true? How do you tell a HA from a PA?

Young at heart!!: Your doctor is right... Chances of HA at your age is low. Happens in patients who abuse drugs- esp. cocaine. You don't smoke and if you don't have jeuvenille diabetes it is very low. Chances of PA is high given multiple stresses in one's life esp when young worried about job, money, boy friend, family etc.. Best Wishes. ...Read more

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Do you need to have heart problems to have a heart attacks?

Do you need to have heart problems to have a heart attacks?

No: Often, the first manifestation of heart disease is a heart attack. That is why risk factor identification and treatment is critical. ...Read more

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Do i need to have heart problems to have a heart attacks?

Do i need to have heart problems to have a heart attacks?

Mostly : But can be associated with drugs like Cocaine and methamphetamine used, heat stroke, trauma injury, coronary spasm. Newly recognized cause of reversible heart symptoms is takotsubo syndrome presenting with symptoms of heart attack. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous or can you have an attack when your working out if you have anxiety? I started 130hr to 163hr. Is that bad?

Is it dangerous or can you have an attack when your working out if you have anxiety? I started 130hr to 163hr. Is that bad?

Yes, check it out: Research has shown a correlation between an increased risk of heart disease and anxiety, therefore, if you are experiencing heart palpitations, it is wise to talk with your doctor and determine if there is a physical cause for your heart palpitations. Some physical causes can include arrhythmia, tachycardia, bradycardia or atrial fibrillation. Hyperthyroidism can also cause irregular beat. ...Read more

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What to do if i might have a possible heart condition?

What to do if i might have a possible heart condition?

Can't say: Until you know if you do. If you are having symptoms, go get them sorted out. Once you know what the problem is, then you can figure out what to do. Until then, you are just fretting for no reason. ...Read more

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Would i be able to tell if i was having a heart attack vs anxiety?

Would i be able to tell if i was having a heart attack vs anxiety?

Can be the same: Many times, an anxiety attack can feel like a heart attack: chest pain/pressure, difficulty breathing, a "sense of doom." if you get these symptoms, you should definitely seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a pulmonary embolism? I think I have a calf sprain. What's the major differences and sign you need to see a dr.

How to know if you have a pulmonary embolism? I think I have a calf sprain. What's the major differences and sign you need to see a dr.

Positive Chest CT: If you present with possible signs of pe (shortness of breath, rapid pulse, chest pain, etc) a ct scan of the chest with contrast will frequently be done to confirm the diagnosis of pe. Then you would know. A calf "sprain" could be clots in the leg veins but only infrequently progress to a pe. ...Read more

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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