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How do a heart attack and a heart seizure differ?

How do a heart attack and a heart seizure differ?

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 seizure could also mean an arrythmia? ...Read more

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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How do I know if i'm experiencing a heart attack or a seizure?

How do I know if i'm experiencing a heart attack or a seizure?

See a doctor: In general seizures and heart attacks have very different symptoms. Anyone concerned that they are having a heart attack or seizure should been evaluated by a doctor in a setting where they have access to the appropriate tests (ie. Ekg, lab, ct scanner etc. Etc.) and can initiate treatment if needed. ...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 should a 30yo be more worried about a seizure, heart attack or stroke? Which is more likely to happen

What should a 30yo be more worried about a seizure, heart attack or stroke? Which is more likely to happen

Heart: Seizures would be unusual at adult unless trauma, tumor, stroke heart and stroke have similar risk factors of atherosclerosis and personal behavior no smoking regular exercize weight control monitor cholesterol and blood pressure see simple seven at aha web site. ...Read more

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What are the signs that someone might be having a heart attack, stroke, seizure, or is fainting. What is the appropriate response?

What are the signs that someone might be having a heart attack, stroke, seizure, or is fainting. What is the appropriate response?

Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia both have some common risk! smoking obesity high blood pressure diabetes hyperlipemia prevention is best acute care is an emergency. Call 911, take an Aspirin and go to er. ...Read more

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Is serotonin syndrome temporary like a heart attack or permanent like a disorder or is it like seizure? With do u need emergency ?

Serotonin syndrome: It is a medical emergency requiring a trip to the er and possibly to intensive care. Most people recover. Some die from it if they are not treated soon enough.It is not like a seizure disorder. It is only a recurrent condition if you expose yourself a second time to the drug or drugs that caused it, and I do not know why you would do that. ...Read more

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Had stroke heart attack seizures trmors liver damage and now auto immune hypothyroidis this lupus?

Had stroke heart attack seizures trmors liver damage and now auto immune hypothyroidis this lupus?

Not likely 2b SLE: Some of these conditions could be related. None of these necessarily means lupus though. Atrial fibrillation is a common cause of stroke, and stroke is the most common cause of seizures in adults. ...Read more

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Diagnosed stroke heart attack seizures Parkinson's sleep disorder now dr says serotonin toxicity 18 months 25 drs what do I have?

Diagnosed stroke heart attack seizures Parkinson's sleep disorder now  dr says serotonin toxicity 18 months 25 drs what do I have?

25 doctors ....: No consensus yet? it is possible to have more than one diagnosis, these do not exclude each other. Perhaps you could break your question into parts, or maybe it would help if you tried the online consult service. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more