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Is Coughing A Sign Of Heart Attack
Is it possible to have a heart attack without any warning signs? Symptoms of heart attack (dizziness, anxiety, cough, fainting, etc) are very similar to other conditions, how can I figure out if those are signs of heart attack?
Chest pressure, shortness of breath, nausea, and sweating are the most common symptoms of a heart attack. Some people will describe it as feeling like indigestion, or may have aching in the arms, jaw, shoulder, or upper back.
The likelihood of a heart attack increases as the number of symptoms increase, and the probability is also higher in someone over the age of forty. These symptoms are also more worrisome in people who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or a family history of heart disease. However, it is quite possible to have a heart attack with few or mild symptoms, and while less common, they can occur in people under the age of forty.
Unfortunately, many other conditions can produce symptoms that are similar or identical to a heart attack, including heartburn, panic attacks, collapsed lungs, and pulmonary embolism.
It may be impossible to distinguish a heart attack from other conditions without testing, even for a seasoned physician. For this reason, you should seek care immediately if these symptoms occur. Unexplained fainting should always be checked out promptly. Similarly, chest discomfort or difficulty breathing that lasts more than 10-15 minutes is grounds for going to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more
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
Every time I cough it feels like a mini heart attack, small pain in the heart, less than a second, than goes away. 2 days now. Pretty healthy 35yro.
What someone need to do if he get heart attack with nobody is around? Some says one should deep cough. Is it true?
After a heart attack and CHF no congestion no cough 3 months later coughing and congestion 6 months after that no congestion and coughing. What is it?
MI/CHF: One could speculate on the possibilities. There are however several of these. You need to discuss this with your doctor and go from there. There may need to be further tests depending on what has already been done. ...Read more
I've had heart attack & CHF. After had shortness of breathe but was walking 1 mile a day 6x a week. Now cough and wheeze and no breathe. What happened?
Different: Degrees of chf keep good check with your cvd md and get reg tt it is not a condition that will go away needs constant care tt ...Read more
My Dad: heart attack 2.5 yrs ago LBBB AS inoperable, 90% blockage in 3 valves 87yrs old Now severe cough when eating, makes him shake. Prognosis?
Dad 85 CAD etc:
Sorry to hear about your Dad's problems. Only his physician can give an estimate of his long term prognosis.
The issues he suffers from run in families and thus in your family tree. You cannot change your family history but you do not have to repeat it. Learn to feed the roots of your family tree to avoid getting his problems. I would consult with your Dr to see how to hand other factors in you. ...Read more
Dad ex-smoker developed a heart attack and had a stent inserted, he has diabetes and his condition worsened to CHF with ejaculation fraction20%, cough?
No.: Coughing would decrease the risk of having a heart attack or lessening the consequences of a heart attack. Please don't count it as a remedy! ...Read more
Is it true that coughing helps when a person is experiencing a heart attack? If yes, then how is it helpful? What does coughing do to such a person?
Heart attack: No. Its not true. Coughing doesn't help during a heart attack. ...Read more
Micro card heart attack after three times what diseases will be? To my dad three times he has a heart attack in there constantly coughing please answe
Spitting or coughing up phlegm after drinking water. Are these symptoms of heart attack or heart disease?
Muscle damage: When heart muscle is injured troponin leaks into the blood where it can be measured. Elevated levels typically indicate some damage to the heart. There can be false positive readings especially in patients with renal failure. ...Read more
Heart Attack: Costochondritis is inflammation of the bone to cartilage of the sternum (breastbone). The pain is worse when you push on this area. A heart attack on the other hand is from the heart muscle not getting enough blood supply (and oxygenated blood). Heart attack pain is not made worse by pressing on the sternum. It often feels like a huge pressure on the chest, and may radiate into the jaw or arm ...Read more
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation along the breast bone where the cartilage attaches to bone. Does it hurt to press on your sternum? If so, that suggests Costochondritis. Heart attack symptoms often involve a pressure feeling on the chest, nausea, shortness of breath, pain in the haw or the arm. When in doubt, seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more
My heart rate is usually 60-70 today it's been between 90-100 why? Could this be a sign of heart attack
Not if no other symp: It is not likely to be a heart attack without other symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitation or dizziness. Just an elevated HR is more likely to be reasons other than the heart, ie. dehydration, anxiety, deconditioning, pain, fever, anemia, etc. Check out Your Vibrant Heart on Amazon for more cardiac health tips. ...Read more
Angina is the symptom you experience when your heart is not getting enough blood because of blockages in the coronary arteries. Prolonged untreated can lead to heart failure, heart attack, and death.
Usually described as crushing pressure in middle of chest occasionally radiating to jaw or left arm. ...Read more
29f. Whole back suddenly started aching...On and off...Feels a bit better when I lay down. Could that be a sign of heart attack?
Back aches: What you describe is highly unlikely to be related to the heart. It sounds more musculoskeletal. If it is persistent should see your doc and be evaluated. ...Read more
Not usually....: A heart attack occurs when there is a decrease in the blood flow to the heart itself. Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain or pressure that can radiate to the jaw, shortness of breath, sweating, etc. Spasms of the chest wall muscles can happen for many reasons, including after a lot of coughing, and is not usually a sign of a heart attack. If you have chest pain, see your doctor or er! ...Read more
Unlikely: At your age, risks are always the key. The right sided pain in heart attacks are less common. If there are no risk factors, like hypertension, dm, high cholesterol, smoking and family history and drugs, the incidence becomes even less likely. If you can reproduce the pain like with moving the neck with stiffness and palpable tenderness present, mi would be a rare diagnosis with that presentation. ...Read more
I am feeling pain in my chest and some times in heart. It comes and goes away.. I am lean. Is it sign of heart attack. I am really afraid to see doc.
Can't say: The symptoms of heart attack can vary quite a bit. Some patients have no symptoms at all. Pins and needles in the shoulder blades are not the usually complaints before or during a heart attack. If you are worried though you should get it checked out. ...Read more
When is jaw pain a sign of heart attack? Been having jaw pain for months now. Sometimes lower and sometimes upper?
No cocaine?: MI at 31 yo unusual, & when seen cocaine use must be Ruled Out! MI assoc w feeling of doom, severe SOB, chest pain and sometimes jaw pain. Esophogeal spasm from Advil (ibuprofen) can mimic MI. Jaw pain alone is not specific. When having MI your entire sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activated. Heart has no pain fibers, symptoms are a warning from SNS. You have sweating, nausea & pain. See internist ASAP ...Read more
I have shooting pains through my arm and leg and some tingling. They don't last long. Could this be a sign of heart attack?
Doubtful: Those are not classic symptoms at 20yo for a heart attack, but get checked out by a dr. To get a full clinical evaluation to diagnose what is the problem, so you can get the proper treatment, best wishes. ...Read more
Am a 23 year old female I weight170 pound two day am experiencing pain in the left side of my chest more like in the breast could sign of heart attack?
Yes but not likley: Chest pain can be from heart but in your case this would be less likely given age. Other possibilities would be pulmonary embolus (blood clot in lung), this is usually with shortness of breath, but not always. Also esophogeal reflux/spasm. Also, musculoskeletal causes are the most common. If it gets worse, or doesn't go away, or is with shortness of breath, seek immediate help. ...Read more
Does hiccups have anything to do w your heart? Anything at all? Is it a sign of heart attack or cloged arteries stuff like that at ages past 50,
Is tingling pain in left shoulders, arm, left side of rib and tingling left foot, sign of heart attack even it normalizes after 15-20mins.
Statistically, no: The character of the pain and its distribution would make this a very improbable answer. However, answers regarding symptoms are statistical replies (and "one out of a thousand" means "out of a thousand, one"). If you have reason to worry about this then see someone and have an evaluation. ...Read more
After eat gassy food i.E 'petai', feel minor pain like poke by needle at centre of my chess but after burp, it subsided. Is this sign of heart attack?
Probably not: Do you have heartburn? A possible explanation is gerd. Acid reflux at the esophagus can give you al kind if symptoms even pressure chest pain imitating heart attack. As I can see you have at least 3 risk factors for cad. Have you have a stress test? If not get one to be sure your heart is ok. ...Read more
I have tingling in my left arm and im in veey pooe shape, is this an early sign of heart attack? I have trouble walking up stairs.
It could be.: It's possible, so please seek medical care now. Minutes can make the difference! ...Read more
My left arm (upper inside only) hurts when I move it certain ways. No chest pain or shortness of breath. Sign of heart attack? Hx of dvts
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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