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Pre Symptoms Of A 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
Briefly: It is in evolution when that symptom comes along. Pallor, pain, diaphoresis, feel really bad! ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Doctors cannot predict when a particular patient will have a heart attack. Doctors usually talk about the risk of having a heart attack. If a patient has a 25% chance of a heart attack in 2013, that means out of 4 such patients, 1 will have a heart attack. However, 3 out of 4 such patients should not have a heart attack that year. A doctor can evaluate probable heart attack symptoms, right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Nausea is not a major one, but with right coronary, abdominal pain and nausea may occur. Similarly with low blood pressure or pulse nausea can occur.Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a heart checkup 3 years ago, all well. Now I feel i'm having heart attack symptom. Is it possible for heart to deteriorate in 3 years?
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
Can respiration of 40 per minute be dangerous? If so how? Could it be a symptom of stroke or heart attack?
Yes dangerous: If heart attack causes heart failure like pulmonary edema it can cause tachypnea resp rate of 30 to 40. Stroke can also cause some time central nervous system to accelerate. Resp rate or some time massive stroke causes brain edema and increased intracranial. Pressure and increased resp. Rate. Sometimes stroke causes upper airway. Obstruction by lots of secretions in throat and it causes tachp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling pain in the left side of chest and back since mornin. Presently BP is 60/105. Is this symptom of heart attack? What should I do to get relief?
Heart: MI: yes, heartburn and like symptoms can be due to cardiac causes, all inexplicable instances of chest discomfort mandate investigation as to causal mechanism and appropriate intervention. Detailed history as well as examination and judicious testing are needed especially at your age demographic ...Read more
I have heard that tingling in the fingers can be a symptom of a heart attack in women.Is this true?
To have a heart attack you do not have to have chest pain. can you have a heart attack while just feeling skipped beats as the only symptom?
Unlikely: Hi MoeA645, Yes, many people who have heart attacks do not suffer the typical symptoms of chest pain, difficulty breathing, nausea & sweating. Still, it's very unlikely feeling just a few skipped beats means you are having a heart attack. You may have something called palpitations, which are often nothing to worry about. If the skipped beats occur often or with other symptoms, I'd see a doctor. ...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?
Possible: It would be somewhat atypical as a symptom, but certainly possible. More concerning is the condition known as aortic dissection which commonly causes upper back pain. Of course numerous orthopedic conditions of the spine also cause this symptom. Get it checked out immediately if it is abrupt in onset and uncomfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Some people can highlight feeling jaw pain and maybe having heart attack, and that is the minority of cases. Majority still will have chest pressure. Still even with jaw pain as the presenting symptom most of them still will have heavy sweating, feeling of sob or pain going to left arm. Now can jaw pain be the only symptom, never say never, yes, it can be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband diagnosed with gastritis. Symptom started as heart attack feeling. No heart prob. No heartburn history?
If someone's having a heart attack. Wouldn't their blood pressure and pulse be low or they would have another prominent symptom right?
I have some discomfort on my left side of my chest close to the elbow. Is it a sign or a symptom of heart attack? I am maybe 30 lbs overweight.
It might be: Pain from angina (reversible ischemia) or a heart attack (irreversible ischemia) can present in different ways in different people. It is usually felt in the midline of the chest or back, but can also be felt in the left jaw, both jaws or the left arm but not typically on the left lateral chest. Pain or pressure in the chest that is brought on by activity should be checked out. ...Read more
Can heart attack happen to a non smoker 30 y male with all normal cardiac test results and no fam hist, have anxiety... no symptom but worried..
Highly unlikely: While nothing is impossible, a heart attack is highly unlikely in a 30 year old with normal cardiac tests, a negative family history, and no symptoms. It sounds like your unfounded anxiety is the problem you need to deal with and not the risk of cardiovascular disease at this point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am the nervous type. Have jaw pain can be a symptom of a heart attack? But what I also have tmj?
Probabilities: Odds are jaw pain is just due to pain in the jaw (eg tmj). You're right that people with angina may get pain that spreads from their chest to their jaw and, less often, can get just jaw pain alone, but what is causing your pain depends on your profile. Are you at risk for heart disease? Can't answer that here of course - you need to be evaluated by your family doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dull ache in left upper back near shoulder blade. Worried about heart attack as I have read women often complain of this as a symptom?
Very unlikely: At your age - 31 - it is very unlikely that you would have disease of the blood vessels in the heart causing blockages and pain in chest or rarely back. Young women can sometimes have heart disease, but almost always there are risk factors which include smoking (major risk), use of oral contraceptives, strong family history, diabetes, high cholesterol+/or high BP. In their absence, very unlikely. ...Read more
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