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Is There Any Way To Tell If Someone Died Of A Heart Attack Without An Autopsy
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
Yes but unlikely.: Heart attacks almost always occur in middle age or older individuals. There are some exceptions when it can occur earlier. Certain congential disease of cholesterol, radiation treatment to the chest which injures the heart, certain drugs like Cocaine all can cause damage which results in heart attacks. The vast number ocurr in people at least 40 yr old and usually not till 50's or later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually none: Most strokes are pain free, except if it involves a pain center or it causes high pressure in the brain due to swelling or bleeding. It usually causes nonfunctioning of involved areas such as vision, hearing, speech, sensation or movement, but can involve areas that control vital organs such as breathing. ...Read more
Heart attack: A stroke is to the brain what a heart attack is to the heart. You could call a stroke a brain attack. They don't clinically look alike because losing brain tissue causes neurologic symptoms and heart attack causes heart symptoms like pain and shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rare: The incidence of coronary artery disease in healthy 23 year old women is extremly uncommon. Heart disease is a disease of the middle aged and elderly. There are some forms of congential heart disease and if you have a family history of early coronary artery disease or are having what you feel to be symptoms of CAD see your doctor to discuss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has here experienced a truamatic event like a heart attack or cardiac arrest?
Can you tell me if there are any situations where one could get an electrocardiogram (ecg) as part of preventative care?
CPE: An ECG is often a part of a complete history and physical examination. Discuss whether it is appropriate for you with your doctor. ...Read more
Is there a certain kind of fingernail ridges can indicate a heart attack or heart disease. Can someone tell me more about this?
NO!: Heart attack risk factors never show up in fingernails. Neither do heart attacks. Unless you discover something so new that all doctors worldwide should know about it. You would get the nobel prize. This is opposite of several lung diseases that can be discovered with looking at finger nails. ...Read more
Is there any way to tell if someone is at risk for a brain aneurysm? And what age should people be screened for this?
Can you tell me if untreated is there any danger of a person having thyroid problem becoming a psychotic?
Psychotic: "psychotic" means mentally disturbed or out of contact with reality, which is in contrast with clear, lucid thinking. Both hyper and hypothyroidism can cause disturbances in thinking and expressing one's self. These can be treatable causes of delirium, anxiety, depression, etc. If severe, hallucinations could result. Please do get treatment for your thyroid problem. ...Read more
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Really cannot differentiate if it is a heart attack or a panic attack. How to tell the difference?
Yes: Your doctor can actually give you a risk level with some information from you that he can easily collect from you. ...Read more
What is the best way to tell a really bad panic attack from a heart attack? What are some symptom differences to be able to tell which to tell?
An autopsy is an examination of an individual after death to ascertain the cause of death. It can be a complete examination of all organs or a focussed examination of one (or several) organ(s). It may involve gross examination (features obvious to the naked eye) as well as microscopic examination of dissected tissues. The results are often released in the form ...Read more
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