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Indigestion Pain Or Heart Attack
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
Not by itself: Stress does contribute to heart attacks, but does not directly cause them. Family history, diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia and smoking are the known risk factors. Occasionally, even people without CAD will feel tightness in their chest when anxious, hyperventilating, or tightening their musculature. Of course, if their is any question, one should seek care by their pcp or er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to tell: Some patients with real heart attacks have associated sweating, nausea, burping, difficulty breathing. Not having these symptoms does not mean your not having a heart attack. Classic sudden onset of chest pain or pressure radiating to the jaw or down an arm is classic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quality of pain: The answer is the type or quality of pain being felt. The location, severity, onset, precipitating factors etc all can help medical personnel figure out whats going on. Sudden crushing chest pain radiating to the jaw or down an arm is easily distinguishable from a sore rib that hurts when pushed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Actually, yes: It's amazing what anxiety can do! Have medical tests and if results are negative for lung problems or heart issues - it leaves anxiety as a prime suspect. The good news will be that 1. you now know'll you are healthy in important ways and 2. CBT therapy works well for learning anxiety mgmt skills. It's a good thing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: Heart block is an electrical term with brady cardia. Heart blockage is atherosclerosis with coronary artery obstruction which leads to possibility of heart attacks. Chest pain is a symptom from several things, but angina and heart attack are in that list. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can gas or stomach issues cause quick stabs of pain in right chest and ribs? Heart ok, lungs fine. Gallbladder ok. Hist gerd gastritis esophagitis.
How is GB ok?: gallbladder can cause this? How do you know it's ok. Is it removed already? ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to tell: These pains may be very hard to distinguish: indigestion usually occurs after meals, especially if spicy or fatty; heart attack pains usually occur with exertion, may be associated with shortness of breath or radiate down the arm. It is really hard to tell, unless you are in a hospital setting where the necessary tests may be done. Especially in women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stress/anxiety cause heart attack-like symptoms? Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest x-Ray. 21, active. Having chest cramping/aching and arm pain.
History helps: History helps. Heart disease pain (angina) more typically occurs with activity/exertion, is a tightness, associated with shortness of breath and reduced exercise tolerance. Heartburn is typically a burning ache that comes on with rest or aggravated when recumbent, with symptoms made worse by eating. Symptom relief might occur with antacids. That said either condition might occur atypically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart or anxiety or hernia six hours ago, racing heart, tightness in chest, sever, back pain, headache, nausea. Chest pain is still presnet.?
Or more: With those symptoms, you need to immediately see a dr and not be looking online for help. Your life may be in immediate danger. ...Read more
How can I discriminate if I have panic attack or angina attack? Both include chest discomfort, rapid or irregular heart beat and anxiety.
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