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What are some rare symptoms of a heart attack that only a female would experience?

What are some rare symptoms of a heart attack that only a female would experience?

Not gender specific: Atypical findings are not exclusive to female gender. They can go from being silent to feeling gi discomfort ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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


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What are the signs and symptoms before having a heart attack for a female?

What are the signs and symptoms before having a heart attack for a female?

Same: The signs and symptoms are the same, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, arrhythmias, and such. The issue has been that for reasons not clearly understood, women presenting with the same symptoms as men are less likely to have been believed. Fortunately, that situation appears to have improved. ...Read more

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My cardiologist says he suspects I've had a silent heart attack. I've had no symptoms or knowledge of this. What now? 71 years, female.

My cardiologist says he suspects I've had a silent heart attack. I've had no symptoms or knowledge of this. What now?  71 years, female.

You get medicine.: Patient with history of previous heart attacks are expected to be on multiple medications that control the blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and possibly heart rate, Sometimes a cardiologist could discuss a diagnostic plan that includes a catheterization based on your risk and symptoms. Feel free to discuss what's next with your heart doctor. ...Read more

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31yr old female. Went to ER with ALL heart attack symptoms. HR 144 BP 136/83. arms lost circulation, turned blue. Tests normal. discharged within 3hrs?

31yr old female. Went to ER with ALL heart attack symptoms. HR 144 BP 136/83. arms lost circulation, turned blue. Tests normal. discharged within 3hrs?

Hmm: What did they tell you caused your symptoms? We always recommend to follow up with a doctor after your emergency room visit to put things together and also see how you are doing. If having persistent , recurrent symptoms another recheck at the emergency room is warranted. Good luck ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart attack and what should I do?

What are the symptoms of heart attack and what should I do?

Chest pain: A heart attack or mi (myocardial infarction) can often begin suddenly with chest pain often described as having heavy pressure "like an elephant sitting on your chest." many times this pain can radiate to the left neck, left shoulder and down the left arm. The patient may start sweating and feel their heart racing. If you have similar symptoms, go to the er or call 911 immediately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

Variable: The classic symptoms of a heart attack are crushing pain in the middle of the chest, sometimes accompanied by sweats, nausea, shortness of breath, & pain radiating into the left jaw or arm. But the most common symptom of heart disease in women is fatigue, and you can have a heart attack with no symptoms whatsoever. ...Read more

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Would your heart attack symptoms be the same indoors as outdoors shoveling snow, or does the freezing cold supress your warning signs?

Would your heart attack symptoms be the same indoors as outdoors shoveling snow, or does the freezing cold supress your warning signs?

Heart Attack in cold: A heart attack or myocardial infarction has a variety of symptoms and can have no symptoms in some people. Myocardial Infarction (MI) most commonly presents with pain and pressure under the sternum "feels like an elephant sitting on my chest" is common. These symptoms can also be present in cold weather, as can diaphoresis (sweating), fatigue, or weakness. http://tinyurl.com/qyml4at ...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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What are the chances of a 23yo female to have a heart attack or to die suddenly?

What are the chances of a 23yo female to have a heart attack or to die suddenly?

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 more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction is also known as Heart attack. Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more