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Symptoms Of Heart Attack In Women Over 60
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes they can differ : If its a question then get evaluated. ...Read more
Atypical: Heart attacks are very rare in children, but can occur if a child is born with abnormal coronary arteries, has extraordinarily high cholesterol or contracts certain diseases (eg: kawasaki disease). The most common cause is Cocaine abuse. Small children may complain of stomach pain and shortness of breath. Older children and teens may have "classic" crushing chest, neck or arm pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chances of 31 female having a heart attack?dull pain in upper back/burping/reflux also. grandpa and father both had heart attacks at age 60.
Rare but possible: your risk is low if you don't smoke and your blood pressure is controlled, and you avoid drugs like cocaine. Because of your family history you should be evaluated in terms of lipid profile and cardiac evaluation but probably not necessary till you are closer to age 50 or menopause. ...Read more
Several symptoms: The most common symptoms are fatigue, decreased exercise tolerance, shortness of breath with exertion, shortness of breath at night, need to use more pillows to sleep, swelling in the abdomen or legs, weight gain due to fluid buildup. If you experience any of these symptoms, see a cardiologist right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Differences: Women tend to have the same symptoms for heart disease as men, but there are some differences. Women tend to have more shortness of breath and fatigue & less actual chest discomfort. Although it is not an "all or none discussion, " any symptom between the belly button and the mouth, front or back, including neck-shoulders-arms and jaw can be a sign of heart discomfort. Hrs, md, facc. ...Read more
Is lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 blood test better predictor of heart disease, heart attacks and stokes than myeloperoxidase (mpo) in men?
No, Different Issues: Mpo tends to reflect more active/prone to rupture vulnerable plaque activity, whereas lpla2 a protein on LDL particles which correlates with ?ed atherogenicity. Keep in mind artery ds typically begins age 7, ; earlier. Measured ldl, large hdl, hba1c ; BP are bigger issues. Many other biomarkers, like the ones you mentioned, also involved ; less important. Illusions of high tech often marketed. ...Read more
Do the symptoms of a heart attack come and go, or are the persistent until the heart attack occurs?
Does angina increases the odds of heart attack? If i had an angina attack over the weekend, does that mean i'm at increased risk of having a heart attack?
Very possibly: Heart attack risk increases when angina accelerates. If your angina is occurring with increased frequency, duration, severity or occurs at a lower workload, you should see your doctor as your risk is increased. If your angina came on over the weekend doing something that always causes it, your risk is unchanged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do heart attacks or stroke occur in the 30s? What are the risk factors as my cholesterol is 250 and LDL is 145.Any signs or symptoms? Early detection?
Rare but assess risk: Your lipid levels are not favorable, and the tobacco use is really a must stop! need family history, and carotid sono to see if you are a plaque depositor +/- ct angio scan. The scan will show the arterial walls. Trade off is radiation = 6 chest x rays. These two tests will determine whether you have already laid down plaque. With that or family history of early cad, you should be on statin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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