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What is heart attack?

What is heart attack?

It is a layman's: Term for Myocardial Infarction. It is caused by a blockage of a coronary artery resulting in injury to the cardiac muscle distal to the obstruction. It is also a slang term to imply a surprising event. "Her purple hair gave me a heart attack! " ...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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Heart attack sysmtoms?

Heart attack sysmtoms?

You can have a: Heart attack without a symptom especially with diabetes, but typically chest and/or left arm pain, sweating, weakness, fainting. ...Read more

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Symptons heart attack?

Symptons heart attack?

Chest pain: Anterior sub sternal crushing pain
worst ever
with radiation to neck (angina) and frequently left arm
occasionally
to the upper abdomen and back
however, it is quite variable. ...Read more

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What causes a heart attack at 19?

What causes a heart attack at 19?

Drugs, genes: Cocaine or methamphetamine come to mind when you see a 19 year old with a heart attack, although an autoimmune disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or severe hyperlipidemia might have a myocardial infarct at that age as well... Drugs are the cause more commonly seen in our society, however. ...Read more

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Could I be having a heart attack?

Could I be having a heart attack?

More info needed: You do not specify if your dizziness, numbness and palpitations are new. If these symptoms came on suddenly and/ or you have chest pain, go to the hospital emergency room. ...Read more

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I think I might have heart attack!?

I think I might have heart attack!?

Call 911!!!: If you feel pressure-type chest pain, going to your shoulder or jaw, and have associated shortness of breath, these are classic signs. Remember, only about 1/3 of heart attacks present with these classic signs. Some show up as nausea, vague discomfort, or no signs at all. If you have any question, err on the side of caution and get to the er immediately. Chew an adult Aspirin while waiting. ...Read more

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What are the causes of heart attack?

What are the causes of heart attack?

Supply & demand: In simple terms, it is a mismatch between the supply of oxygen and nutrients to heart muscle and the needs/demands of the heart muscle. In effect, heart muscle suffocates. This can be caused by narrowed or blocked vessels (coronary arteries) limiting blood flow. Stress tests on treadmill increases work of heart and determine if you can increase supply to match demand. ...Read more

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Signs of an impending heart attack?

Signs of an impending heart attack?

Heart attack: Increasing chest pain/pressure at rest or with decreasing exercise trigger is a frequent sign. Along with the chest symptom could be cold, clammy, lightheaded feeling, perhaps jaw or arm pain, nausea too. If you have any question of it being an impending heart attack should get to the hospital asap. ...Read more

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What are heart attack warning signs?

What are heart attack warning signs?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur
elephant sitting on your chest
shortness of breath
fatigue
anxiety
fear
some are asymptomatic

signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular
sudden death, . ...Read more

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What makes someone have a heart attack?

What makes someone have a heart attack?

It's simple: Economics. Remember supply and demand? Well, when the blood supply to an area of the heart does not meet demand of the cells to survive, tissue begins to die and that is a "heart attack". The most likely cause is obstruction of a blood vessel supplying the heart in the form of a clot or plaque. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of a heart attack?

What are the warning signs of a heart attack?

Heart attack: Sudden chest pain-often described as discomfort (tightness or pressure like) in upper chest associated with radiation to jaw or arm, with sweating/shortness of breath/lightheadedness. Any or all of these features can indicate a heart attack. This classic presentation, however, is only described in a third of cases. Atypical chest pain/ or no symproms occur in 2/3 patients. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an impending heart attack?

What are the signs of an impending heart attack?

Classically: 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

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Could you have a heart attack because of a heart attack?

Could you have a heart attack because of a heart attack?

Question: It is a confusing question
it is possible to have more heart attacks if you have had one. It is possible to have cardiac arrest if you have had a heart attack if that is your question. ...Read more

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How commom is the widow maker heart attack?

How commom is the widow maker heart attack?

There are only: Limited data available to answer your question. Some studies indicate about a 53% incidence of atherosclerotic involvement of the Left main or Left anterior descending arteries. If the patient is symptomatic and treated, the MI would be avoided. If not then a widow maker MI might occur. The former occurs much more frequently than the latter so I would say by my experience it is not common. ...Read more

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Is a septal infarct a heart attack?

Is a septal infarct a heart attack?

Yes: Infarction of heart muscle is a heart attack. The septum is a critical component of the heart muscle. Septal infarct is a heart attack. ...Read more

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Can heartburn lead to a heart attack?

Can heartburn lead to a heart attack?

No: Heartburn does not cause heart attacks. However, both can cause chest pain. If you have new or worsening chest pain, go to the er immediately. It may just be heartburn but you don't know for sure until heart attack is ruled out. Heartburn is easily treatable, not permanent or life-threatening, and reversible. Heart attacks are none of those. ...Read more

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Could heartburn lead to a heart attack?

Could heartburn lead to a heart attack?

No: " heart burn" is most commonly acid reflux when stomach acid squirts back up into your esophagus and even mouth giving a burning sensation.
A heart attack gives a similar pain but the reflux does not affect your heart but is does effect your esophagus whichis not designed to have acid in the mucosa. If you are having heartburn get checked to make sure it is heartburn an not heart related. ...Read more

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Brain cell dies after major heart attack

Brain cell dies after major heart attack

Unusual: Brain cells die after major stroke.
One can have a major heart attack and no brain injury. ...Read more

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Are blue lips a symptom of a heart attack?

Are blue lips a symptom of a heart attack?

Not really: Cyanosis may occur with cold, hypoxia, shock, pulmonary disease, emphysema.

So, it is significant to identify and seek the specific cause.
Blue babies were identifiers of congenital heart disease. ...Read more

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What does heart attack arm pain feel like?

What does heart attack arm pain feel like?

Varied: The arm symptom of heart attack could be described as heaviness, soreness or pain or even numbness. It is usually correlated with the chest symptoms and other symptoms such as sob, diaphoresis, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and has to be correlated with risk factors. If in doubt, at least an ekg can help with suspicion and for the doctor to make a decision on treatment. ...Read more

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Can arm pain alone indicate a heart attack?

Sure: It's not the most common, but not everyone reads the books and atypical symptoms without chest pain can possibly be a heart attack. ...Read more

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Oxygen saturation level during heart attack?

Oxygen saturation level during heart attack?

Low: Blood circulation is not good during a heart attack which makes it hard for air exchange. ...Read more

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How can an EKG if I'm having a heart attack?

How can an EKG if I'm having a heart attack?

ST Elevation: Changes on an ekg can be highly suggestive of a heart attack (especially major ones called st elevation mi's (a segment on the ekg called the st segment is noted to be higher than the baseline) but that does not mean a normal ekg can exclude a less severe heart attack. ...Read more

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Can a heart attack patient drink linden tea?

Can a heart attack patient drink linden tea?

Linden tea: I can find no credible scientific evidence of what is in the tea and what it actually does. Given that, prudence dictates not using linden tea. ...Read more

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Is it safe to smoke weed after a heart attack?

Is it safe to smoke weed after a heart attack?

???: You got to be kidding!

you are inviting the next heart attack which could potentially kill you. ...Read more

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How does previous heart attack show on an ecg?

How does previous heart attack show on an ecg?

Q waves: Some heart attacks do not show and even ones that do, may only be temporary. That said, q waves, if of sufficient voltage and if they follow known patterns, are the way of diagnosing heart attack by ekg. (caution: not all Q waves are indicative of heart attack!). ...Read more

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How can panic attack cause heart attack/arrest?

How can panic attack cause heart attack/arrest?

It does not: Panic attacks do not cause heart attacks. According to the nimh, panic disorder is one of the most treatable of the anxiety disorders, responding in most cases to medication or cognitive psychotherapy.
People often ask if panic attacks cause death. No, they do not. ...Read more

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


Dr. Ali Razmara
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Tpa (Definition)

T-PA is a clot buster which is a kind of ...Read more


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