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Does ist (inappropriate sinus tachycardia) cause heart attack symptoms?

Does ist (inappropriate sinus tachycardia) cause heart attack symptoms?

Unlikely: Sinus tachycardia is normal with exercize, activities, excitement, and common with fever and illnesses.
In the face of coronary disease, a fast heart beat can increase demand and precipitate events. ...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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My left elbow and the back of my shoulder hurts. I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Could this be a heart attack?

My left elbow and the back of my shoulder hurts. I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Could this be a heart attack?

Not a heart attack: 21 years old female with inappropriate sinus tachycardia and elbow and shoulder pain is very unlikely to be a heart attack. ...Read more

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I am 26 & just had a mild heart attack. I have a preexisting heart condition called superventricular tachycardia. Without health ins, what should I do?

Seek help: Nearest academic health center or major hospital system will have " clinic" with competent care givers and social workers to guide you.
Full history, physical, and some testing will be necessary to sort this out. ...Read more

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Worried I will get a heart attack while smoking cannabis. My heart is fine but I take metoprolol for tachycardia. What would it take for heart attack?

Worried I will get a heart attack while smoking cannabis. My heart is fine but I take metoprolol for tachycardia. What would it take for heart attack?

Don't Self medicate!: I presume if your holter was normal your metoprolol is to reduce frequency of panic attacks? Your anxiety is not being treated properly and my concern is that you are "self medicating" for your underlying condition. (anxiety) Also cannabis can trigger anxiety, paranoia and psychosis! Please seek mental health help! ...Read more

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Had EKG during panic attack- "tachycardia V rate over 99- consider anterior infarct, diminished r<0.15mV V3" cardio says im ok- was this heart attack?

Had EKG during panic attack- "tachycardia V rate over 99- consider anterior infarct, diminished r<0.15mV V3" cardio says im ok- was this heart attack?

No: If it was a cardiac event, they'd certainly have identified it. You need to trust your Dr. If you don't, work toward it. It will be a big help to both of you. ...Read more

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I'm 18 severe anxiety for many years - rapid heart beat, palpitations etc. No family history, healthy weight. What my chances of heart attack/ disease?

Very very low.: At 18, in the absence of other diagnosed heart conditions or significant family history... your chances are currently very, very low. Though anxiety is a crippling condition and can cause feelings of physical problems, you are at a very low risk of any heart issues. Don't let that compound your anxiety, but I would endorse you to get seen by a mental health professional for the anxiety. ...Read more

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Can versed cause problems with the heart during a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I have taccycardia and memory problems. Will I have a heart attack?

Can versed cause problems with the heart during a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I have taccycardia and memory problems. Will I have a heart attack?

Versed ;Heart attack: I do not know of a potential of Midazolam (™ versed) causing heart attacks. It does have some potential to make you forget what happened during the procedure (amnestic effect which is actually desirable in this particular situation), but heart attacks, while can happen due to stress of the procedure or blood pressure drop during procedure but not directly from versed (at least that is reported). ...Read more

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Does coronary artery disease directly cause ventricular tachycardia or is it after heart attacks and damage etc?

Does coronary artery disease directly cause ventricular tachycardia or is it after heart attacks and damage etc?

Both: Myocardial infarction (heart attack) and scarring of the heart can lead to arrhythmias. Also, if coronary artery disease (CAD) causes impairment in flow of blood, ischemia may lead to arrhythmias. However, not all arrhythmias are due to CAD or mi. ...Read more

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Help! Newly diagnosed high cholesterol. Have had chest pain, tachycardia, short of breath and heart skips. But low bp. Could I have a heart attack?

Help! Newly diagnosed high cholesterol. Have had chest pain, tachycardia, short of breath and heart skips. But low bp. Could I have a heart attack?

Or acute ischemia: You need to see a cardiologist to sort this out assp. A session of multifunction cardiogram may help! It is the most accurate diagnostic tool to detect ischemia in women. (please see the link) http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. Best luck! ...Read more

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Define a heart attack?

Define a heart attack?

See below: A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies. The medical term for this is myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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Is heart attack painful?

Is heart attack painful?

Often yes: It can be painless in about 25% of cases (50% in people with diabetes) but the more typical presentation is with discomfort which can become quite painful for some. ...Read more

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Symptom of heart attack?

Symptom of heart attack?

Lots of things: Chest pain, with or without radiation to the arms, back, shoulders or jaw, sweating, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure and shortness of breath tend to be the most common. ...Read more

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How to stop a heart attack?

How to stop a heart attack?

Revascularization: The only way to stop a myocardial infarction is to re open the obstructed or nearly obstructed coronary artery. That is why if the coronary artery can be reopened within minutes after the obstruction the early and long term survival is improved. ...Read more

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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