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Symptoms Of Heart Attack In Men Over 50
The same: Anything between the belly button-mouth, front or back, including neck, shoulders, and arms + belching, "indigestion", sweating, ache/pressure including et cetera can be heart disease in the young or older patient. In diabetics and hypertensive heart symptoms can be "the flu", unusual fatigue, or nothing! ...Read more
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
See below: All the classical risk factors which include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history and if you have the above, a heart attack may be precipitated by stress including drugs, excessive drinking and sex, and many more. Live healthy and good luck! ...Read more
Why is it that hormone therapy for men i.e. Testim often states that it "can" make you prone to a heart attack? Thanks.
Is sexual activity dangerous for people with heart disease? You always hear stories about men who die of a heart attack during sex. I am lucky enough to have a pretty active sex life for a 60-year-old, but does my heart disease mean I should slow it down?
Heart disease: Unfortunately it depends on what type of heart disease you have. Consult your cardiologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Saw in the news today that testosterone supplements for men can/do increase heart attack chances by 25%--should I worry about using andro gel?
Yes: There is an accompanying editorial by dr. Steve nissan (chief of cardiology @ cleveland clinic) with the original article which was reported in the annals of internal medicine. An earlier study showed reduced risk. Both were retrospective studies. The issue is unsettled and must await a prospective trial - it may be yrs away. Use the AndroGel only if you feel much better with it! There may b risk. ...Read more
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
Can be varied: The "typical" symptoms of a heart attack are like an 'elephant sitting on my chest.' however symptoms can be varied and be a tightness, fullness, burning or achiness in the chest, neck, jaw, shoulder or arm. Sometimes there will be a sense of nausea and sweatiness. Others will have a marked sense of shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms call your doctor or 911 immediately. ...Read more
Classic symptoms: If you are asking for classic symptoms that would be chest pressure like an elephant on chest with radiation of pain or heaviness to the neck, jaw and left arm (mostly) with cold sweats, shortness of breath and sometimes nausea or heartburn-like, or dizziness. There are variations of these so better know your risk factors and anticipate when you feel something. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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
Read this useful piece:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/in-depth/heart-attack-symptoms/art-20047744.
Heart attack: Typically some form of chest discomfort often accompanied by breathlessness, sweat, nausea, palpitations, a sense of impending doom, anxiety, with radiation of discomfort to various areas in the SVC distribution;BUT some or all of these may or may not be present in the majority of presentations. A large minority up to 20=40% present with very atypical symptoms inc. Painless ...Read more
What can I do if my mom was experiencing symptoms of heart attack, three times, what should she do?
Last night I had the obvious classic symptoms of heart attack I slept t off but when I wake up I was weak and n sleepy is it gone?
Heart Attack: If indeed you had had a "heart attack" you would be strongly advised to go to the ER immediately. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a heart attack without any warning signs? Symptoms of heart attack (dizziness, anxiety, cough, fainting, etc) are very similar to other conditions, how can I figure out if those are signs of heart attack?
Chest pressure, shortness of breath, nausea, and sweating are the most common symptoms of a heart attack. Some people will describe it as feeling like indigestion, or may have aching in the arms, jaw, shoulder, or upper back.
The likelihood of a heart attack increases as the number of symptoms increase, and the probability is also higher in someone over the age of forty. These symptoms are also more worrisome in people who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or a family history of heart disease. However, it is quite possible to have a heart attack with few or mild symptoms, and while less common, they can occur in people under the age of forty.
Unfortunately, many other conditions can produce symptoms that are similar or identical to a heart attack, including heartburn, panic attacks, collapsed lungs, and pulmonary embolism.
It may be impossible to distinguish a heart attack from other conditions without testing, even for a seasoned physician. For this reason, you should seek care immediately if these symptoms occur. Unexplained fainting should always be checked out promptly. Similarly, chest discomfort or difficulty breathing that lasts more than 10-15 minutes is grounds for going to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more
Can gradual and mild pain in left shoulder, arm, forearm and between shoulder blades that lasts for 2 months be a symptoms of heart attack in 22yrs?
No: Heart attacks are more sudden and acute. It is unlikely to survive a heart attack that would last 2 months. Usually, heart attacks are in older people and present with sudden symptoms that become severe and without urgent treatment leads to further deterioration. Please, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
I think I may have severe depression as I am missing things at work. Can clinical depression manifest symptoms of heart attack or symptoms of stress?
Stress & depression: Can increase chances of adverse cardiovascular events...What symptoms are you having? ...Read more