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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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What can be the cause of chest pain other than heart attack?

What can be the cause of chest pain other than heart attack?

Many reasons...: Esophogeal spasm, gastric and esophogeal reflux, musculoskeletal, costo chondritis, pulmonary embolus, pleurisy, pneumothorax, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chest pain caused by heart attack and the one caused by acidity in women?

What is the difference between chest pain caused by heart attack and the one caused by acidity in women?

Chest pain: Hi the chest pain from the heart usually is in the center of the chest and it's heavy feeling which is worse with any kind of movement and activity and gets better with rest. ...Read more

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Bad chest pain for over a months isn't a heart attack right I'm stressed over my chest pains Everytime I see drs they say anxiety is the cause Im24?

Bad chest pain for over a months isn't a heart attack right I'm stressed over my chest pains Everytime I see drs they say anxiety is the cause Im24?

Probably.: The chances that you have significant coronary disease at your age is very unlikely, though not impossible. Patients who have panic attacks have symptoms that are almost identical to having a heart attack. This is fairly common in people who tend to be anxious or have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder. Try to relax or do things that help you relax or discuss with your doc if you need treatment. ...Read more

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What else can cause very mild arm pain mild chest pain and nausea besides a heart attack? I've had discomfort all day but don't want to overreact...

What else can cause very mild arm pain mild chest pain and nausea besides a heart attack? I've had discomfort all day but don't want to overreact...

Get checked out: The symptoms you describe could certainly be explained by a heart attack. Not everyone has the "classic" symptoms of crushing chest pain when they have a heart attack. There are certainly other possibilities, but since it is unclear the safest thing to do would be to get evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What else causes BOTH chest pain and left arm pain other than heart attack, costochonditis, and GERD? All of these have been ruled out for me.

There are many: Potential causes for these symptoms other than the ailments you have mentioned. At your age most would be musical skeletal in etiology. Some would be neurological, pulmonary or systemic. Make an appointment to be seen by an Internist at a University near you (U of C, Loyola, Indiana U) for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can troponin levels elevate due to stress, anxiety and such and cause chest pain but will not cause a heart attack?

No: Stress and anxiety do not typically raise troponin levels. Medical conditions such as severe high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, renal failure are associated with elevated levels of troponin. Elevated troponin is not the cause of heart attack, but can result from one. ...Read more

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Went to the ER with chest pain heart attack ruled out but high ck level of 2500 no meds to cause this but had hip surgery 3 months ago any ideas?

Went to the ER with chest pain heart attack ruled out but high ck level of 2500 no meds to cause this but had hip surgery 3 months ago any ideas?

Many possibilities: Thepossibilities the differential diagnosis of elevated CPK is relatively narrow: muscle injury of any kind or one of the macro-ck syndromes. First I would recommend a muscle aldolase test, if abnormal something is causing ongoing muscle injury -drugs, autoimmune myositis, etc if normal, than I would do a CPK electrophoresis to determine if macro ck is present. ...Read more

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35 male indian, ER thrice EKG fine, echo and stress fine. Normal cholestrol. What can cause chest pain? Endoscopy fine too. Fear of heart attack!!

35 male indian, ER thrice EKG fine, echo and stress fine. Normal cholestrol. What can cause chest pain? Endoscopy fine too. Fear of heart attack!!

Anxiety: There are several reasons for non cardiac chest pain including muscle skeletal pain, esophageal spam, and anxiety. At your age, having heart disease is very unlikely but if you have strong familiy history of heart disease and you want to be 100% sure, you could have a cardiac CT. ...Read more

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Do a recent c5-c6 herniated disc with spondylosis and l5-s1 prolapse disc with spondylosis cause symptoms similar to heart attack? Chest pain& fatigue

Do a recent c5-c6 herniated disc with spondylosis and l5-s1 prolapse disc with spondylosis cause symptoms similar to heart attack? Chest pain& fatigue

Not usually. See MD: A cervical disc on the left can cause pain in to left shoulder/scapula and in to the arm. The pain can give a patient fatigue if sleep is impaired. The heart should definitely be evaluated as soon as possible, though, as that could be potentially be life-threatening. ...Read more

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If I have chest pain could it be a heart attack?

Not likely: At your age the source of pain is likely muscular or related to the pleura ie pleurisy. If symptoms persist you may need an evaluation and x-ray. ...Read more

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Would a chest pain that lasts for a few minutes without recurring be a sign of a heart attack or something else?

Chest pain transient: A pain such as you describe in a 16 y/o is likely to be intestinal gas or musculoskeletal in origin. In a much older patient a cardiac related cause might come into consideration. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more