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Is there a relationship between heart burn and heart attack?

Is there a relationship between heart burn and heart attack?

No: But they both cause chest pain that may feel the same and be in the same location. Err on the side of caution. Assume it's heart attack until proven otherwise. ...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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Is there a difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest?

Is there a difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest?

Yes...: Cardiac arrest is when the heart actually stops. A heart attack is due to decreased blood flow to a part of the heart muscle. A heart attack can lead to cardiac arrest, but not always. And, there are other etiologies of cardiac arrest besides heart attack. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart murmer, heart attack and heart episode?

What is the difference between heart murmer, heart attack and heart episode?

Lots.: Murmur: sound of turbulent blood flow through heart. Can be normal or abnormal. Heart attack: heart muscle dies because supply of oxygen was below demand. Episode: nonspecific. Could mean a lot of things. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart seizure and a heart attack?

What is the difference between a heart seizure and a heart attack?

Laymen terms: Heart attack and heart seizure are general laymen terms. Heart attack refer to the injury of heart muscle due to blockage of one of the vessels in the heart - ischemia. Heart seizure refer to the heart arrhythmia - irregular heart beat, which sometimes can lead to cardiac arrest ( like ventricular fibrillation ). ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart attack, cardiac arrest and a stroke?

What is the difference between a heart attack, cardiac arrest and a stroke?

Heart, cva: A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping for one reason or another. A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest isn't necessarily caused by a heart attack. A stroke is blocked brain blood vessels and resultant brain dam ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart attack, heart failure and cardiac arrest?

What is the difference between a heart attack, heart failure and cardiac arrest?

Heart, chf: A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping for one reason or another. A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest isn't necessarily caused by a heart attack. Heart failure is when the heart can't supply the body's demands ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart attack and angina?

What is the difference between a heart attack and angina?

Continuum: Angina can be quite severe and respond to rest, oxygen, nitroglycerin. And fully recover with no muscle death. The pain fibers are the same source. Some myocardial infarction can be asymptomatic all the way to the worst, ominous, pain ever! there is heart muscle death as the defining entity may need surgery or intervention. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cardiac arrest, a heart attack and heart failure?

What is the difference between cardiac arrest, a heart attack and heart failure?

See below ...: cardiac arrest: pumping or rhythm abnormality so severe that the flow of blood thought the heart is super low or zero - incompatible with life unless successfully treated. heaty attack - region of heart muscle get less oxygen than it needs so the muscle dies. heart failure - heart is unable to adequately deliver oxygen to the body, or requires an unhealthy amount of filling pressure to do so. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between having a fast metabolism and heart rate?

Is there a relationship between having a fast metabolism and heart rate?

Sometimes, yes: If you have excess thyroid hormone, fast heart rhythm is common. Moreover, thyroid excess is an important cause of atrial fibrillation which, is most people, tends to cause a heart rate in the range of 140-180 until it's modified by medication. Other than thyroid xs, metabolism is hard to measure. How do you know yours is elevated? ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart attack and heart failure?

What is the difference between heart attack and heart failure?

Blocked artery: Heart attacks are almost always caused by a blockage in one of the arteries that supplies the heart. This stops the flow of blood (and oxygen) to that area of the heart and eventually the involved area of muscle dies. Heart failure is most often the result of several small or one large heart attack that affects enough muscle to keep the heart from being able to pump blood effectively. ...Read more

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What's the differencce between heart burn or a heart attack?

What's the differencce between heart burn or a heart attack?

May be same symptoms: But very different problems. Heartburn is a symptom of burning discomfort behind breast bone-causes include reflux of stomach contents, inflammation of esophagus, stomach, ulcers, heart. Heart attack is muscle death in the heart caused by poor blood flow or blockage. May have discomfort, squeezing, burning, heavyness in chest, nausea, vomiting, sweats, shortness of breath, palpitations, faintness. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure and heart attack?

Is there a relationship between coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure and heart attack?

Continuum: Coronary disease develops from our lifestyle and as we age real blockage develops in some or all coronary vessels. One or more plaques disrupt and obstruct. If adequate collateral pathways exist may just vagus transient angina or pain. Angina is pain without damage. If not adequate flow, or collateral, acute myocardial infarction- heart attack occurs and that is "damage". Heart failure may follow. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart attack and angina pain?

What is the difference between a heart attack and angina pain?

Longer pain..: Insufficient blood flow to the heart usually during exertion or other forms of stress due to a partial blockage causes chest pain lasting 5 to 10 minutes and is referred to as angina. Persistent complete or near complete interruption of blood flow to the heart muscle results in permanent damage and is referred to as a heart attack. The pain usually lasts much longer than 5 to 10 minutes. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between GERD and skipped heart beats?

What is the relationship between GERD and skipped heart beats?

No relationship: Gerd can cause heart attack like chest pain but skipped beats usually is a native heart problem which needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a panic attack and a heart attack?

What is the difference between a panic attack and a heart attack?

Panic attacks: Panic attacks are psychologic reactions which can have symptoms which mimic those of heart attack. A real heart attack is caused by a heart blood vessel blocking off and damaging a part of the heart. Heart attack can be fatal. Panic attack usually isn't fatal but can be psychologically incapacitating. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between heart beat, pulse, and the qrs complex?

Is there a relationship between heart beat, pulse, and the qrs complex?

Relationship: The QRS complex on the ecg is the electrical activity associated with systole which is the mechanical squeezing of the heart which is the heart beat. The heart beat(systole) produces the pulse which is the surge of blood caused by the heart beat squeezing blood into the aorta. ...Read more

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How does the AHA distinguish between cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

How does the AHA distinguish between cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

Different: Cardiac arrest is when heart stops. No further heartbeat. Heart attack is when a coronary artery gets blocked and there is no further blood or Oxygen going to a portion of myocardium (heart muscle) that dies unless flow is restored quite rapidly. ...Read more

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A heart attack or angina? What are the differences in symptoms between a heart attack and angina?

A heart attack or angina? What are the differences in symptoms between a heart attack and angina?

Angina : Angina and heart attack symptoms are both the result of reduced blood flow to heart muscle. Both can result in chest pain, pressure or squeezing that can radiate into the neck, jaw or arm and can be accompanied by other symptoms such as sweating, dizziness, or nausea. There are important differences though. Angina is brought on by exertion and relieved by rest or certain medications, such as nitroglycerin. It is the result of chronic cholesterol buildup in one or more of the coronary arteries, which restricts adequate blood flow to heart muscle during periods of increased activity. Angina usually resolves within 15 minutes of stopping activity or taking nitroglycerin. When someone experiences angina for the first time, or when their angina is provoked more easily this is called unstable angina and requires immediate medical attention. As opposed to angina, heart attacks happen suddenly and the symptoms can be more severe and persist much longer. Heart attacks are a result of a sudden blockage of the coronary blood vessel, typically by a ruptured cholesterol plaque. Heart attack symptoms persist until the blockage resolves, or if it does not resolve, until the heart muscle dies. Not all patients with heart attacks have angina prior. Heart attacks are a medical emergency and always require immediate medical attention. ...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 are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more