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Doctor insights on: Seizure After Heart Attack

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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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Are seizures easily confused with a heart attack? What is the main difference?

Are seizures easily confused with a heart attack? What is the main difference?

No: Ventricular tachycardia can manifest as a seizure. Ventricular tachycardia can happen during or shortly after a heart attack. ...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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What should a 30yo be more worried about a seizure, heart attack or stroke? Which is more likely to happen had 2 seizures at 16 none since

What should a 30yo be more worried about a seizure, heart attack or stroke? Which is more likely to happen had 2 seizures at 16 none since

None: Seizures with fever are not uncommon but worth following up.
Risk reduction strategy from aha
no smoking
weight control
check BP and blood fats lipids
regular cardiovascular exercise. ...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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Can a teen have a heart attack?

Can a teen have a heart attack?

Heart attack: Its rare but can happen if they have underlying pathology that can lead to very premature heart disease. ...Read more

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A heart attack is caused by whata?

A heart attack is caused by whata?

Traditionally: By a ruptured cholesterol plaque in the coronary artery. ...Read more

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Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Same as in men: Same as in men, but maybe more subtle. .. Chest pain, possible arm or neck pain, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, etc. ...Read more

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Does heart attack always mean pain?

Not always: Typical symptom is chest pain however heart attacks could present with shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, etc. About a fourth or more of heart attacks are estimated to be silent, i.e. Without symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a silent heart attack or mi?

Heart attack: The usual heart attack has severe chest pain and gets the patient's attention real well. Some people have a heart attack and don't know it. We usually find this during testing. When we find evidence of a heart attack that had no symptoms, that's called a 'silent' heart attack. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of heart attack bad?

Are the symptoms of heart attack bad?

Yes!!!!!!!: Any symptoms of heart attack are bad. It's an attack! ...Read more

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What is a heart attack like if woman?

What is a heart attack like if woman?

Variety of symptoms: Heart attack symptoms in women can be very different from the classic symptoms more commonly seen in men - chest pain and difficulty breathing. Women may have those symptoms but some women may have very nonspecific symptoms such as nausea, sweating, or slight difficulty breathing with exertion. ...Read more

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What are common heart attack symptoms?

What are common heart attack symptoms?

Heart attack: Common symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, fatigue at times jaw pain. Usually the chest pain starts with exertion and progresses to pain at rest. Some feel heart burn like symptoms and some never have an y symptoms at all. Remember women tend to have atypical symptoms such as back pain, shoulder pain and fatigue. ...Read more

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Am I at risk of having a heart attack?

Am I at risk of having a heart attack?

Cardiac risk: That is difficult to answer without more information about your medical and genetic history ...Read more

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What is a mild heart attack defined as?

What is a mild heart attack defined as?

Mild.: Minimal elevation of troponin, no hemodynamic compromise, no st elevation, preservation of ejection fraction, no wall motion abnormality on echocardiogram or in ventriculogram, no lethal arrythmia. ...Read more

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What are some signs off a heart attack?

What are some signs off a heart attack?

Severe chest pain: You get a severe chest pain across your breast bone radiating to your arms, jaw & or epigastric area associated with nausea, shortness of breath & profuse sweating, feeling weak & looking pale. If you have this symptoms take aspirin, nitroglycerine & get to emergency room as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are heart attack symptoms in women?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation.
Angina= neck pain or "feeling"
impending doom!
anxiety
shortness of breath
diaphoresis
='sweaty clammy
nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of heart attack?

What are early symptoms of heart attack?

Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder.
Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms.
Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men.
Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive.
A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more

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Could a young woman have a heart attack?

Could a young woman have a heart attack?

Absolutely: There are rare problems in children.
Most after 45
some in young adults with smoking, diabetes, obesity, bad behavior- Cocaine etc.
After that anytime up to 100
women are at risk along with us guys! ...Read more

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What should you do during a heart attack?

What should you do during a heart attack?

Take an aspirin, 911: Take a single adult Aspirin and call an ambulance. Do not drive a car or (unless you are in the middle of nowhere) have a person drive you either. ...Read more

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Is it true u can have a heart attack at 46?

Is it true u can have a heart attack at 46?

Yes: Heart attacks can strike at any age in those with risk factors: family history, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking, drug use. Minimizing risk factors will decrease the chance of having a heart attack at any age. ...Read more

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What is the sign of a heart attack for men?

What is the sign of a heart attack for men?

Many, or none.: Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, arm pain, neck pain, jaw pain, sweating, shortness of breath, "heartburn" or abdominal pain, dizziness, lightheadedness or no symptoms. Call 9-1-1 if you experience these symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm having a heart attack?

How do I know if I'm having a heart attack?

2aspects to consider: Classic sx included chest pain, radiation to jaw, shoulder, sweats, short of breath. Important to note some, esp women & diabetics (that's a lot of people) don't always have classic sx. It's esp important to consider context too. What risk factors are present: overweight, lack of exercise, poor diet, tob use, high bp, diabetes, cholesterol & related biomarkers, & other inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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Could I have a heart attack at 22 years old?

Could I have a heart attack at 22 years old?

Heart attack: It is possible to have a heart attack at age 22 but it is very rare. ...Read more

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