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Tachycardia And Heart Attack
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
My left elbow and the back of my shoulder hurts. I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Could this be a heart attack?
Very unlikely at: Your young age unless there were other major comirbidities. ...Read more
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?
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
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
Can a paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and av node reentry tachycardia increase the risk for a heart attack?
Does an ejection fraction of 48% and tachycardia increase my risk for a heart attack or cardiac arrest? My echo results scared me.
Increases for CHF: Need further studies. Consult your cardiologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Could palpitations/tachycardia/dizziness happen before cardiac arrest? Also can a heart attack be painless in a male?
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
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
Does my inappropriate sinus tachycardia and occasional sharp chest pain put me at risk of a heart attack even though I'm only 25?
Maybe: You should have a complete evaluation by a cardiologist to determine the extent of your risk factors, and then have a plan that reduces those risks. ...Read more
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
Does coronary artery disease directly cause ventricular tachycardia or is it after heart attacks and damage etc?
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?
good personal habits
monitor blood pressure
check cholesterol and general physical features
know your family history
the atherosclerosis is established over time and deposits and gets to the critical stage and clots, or the plaque disrupts like a trap door causing acute blockage and threatened or damaged heart muscle. ...Read more
Sudden blockage: Heart attack occurs when there is a mismatch between amount of oxygen the heart needs and amount it can get through the blood vessels. A sudden blockage can occur when cholesterol deposits in the arteries break off and expose tissue that causes clots to form. That is a heart attack. The degree of damage is related to the area supplied by the occluded vessel, the specific location and duration. ...Read more
Uncommon in young: It's rather rare to have heart attacks in people less than 40. The most important thing to do is to take care of yourself, to prevent problems when you get older. That means eating healthy, exercising, getting sleeps and taking medications, if needed and prescribed by your doctor. Learn about heart attack symptoms, just in case. Speak with your doctor about your concerns. Take care. ...Read more
Not unheard of: Its rare - but we should distinguish between a true heart attack - blocked artery - and sudden cardiac death (usually cause by a problem with the heart electrical system). While some rare chronic conditions can produce a heart attack in a 19 year old like autoimmune disease or cholesterol disorders these are all rare - problems with the conduction/electrical system are more common at this age. ...Read more
See below: The classic symptom of crushing chest pain does is not the most frequent presentation. Frequent symptoms include chest pressure, shortness of breath with unexplained sweating, nausea/vomiting, jaw or arm pain left and or right and even pain/discomfort radiating to the teeth. See your doctor. ...Read more
Heart Attack: If you even have the slightest suspicion that you've had a heart attack, or are having the symptoms now, don't wait--call your doctor or 911 now, or go to an emergency room or instacare. Chest pain/discomfort, difficulty breathing, shoulder and arm pain, abdominal problems, jaw or neck pain, dizziness and fainting, weakness, cold, sweaty skin, feelings of doom, changes in heart rhythm, pale skin. ...Read more
Heart attack: Tell me WhatsApp symptômes do you havé. Chest pain, were? In thé mis chest, L shoulder, L arm, thé yow, how us the heart rhythmique, régularité irrégularités. what you thons thaï you may havé an MI. I havé seen MIs éventuel in younger patients. Do you ample, drink alcool. You Will réduire à cardiolgist, havé à lipid profile. ...Read more