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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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What are the symptoms of Heart attck?

What are the symptoms of Heart attck?

Many!: Heart attacks can have many different symptoms depending on the person. Chest pain is the most known one, but other things like a stomach ache or dizziness or shortness of breath, can also be a symptom. If you have no history or heart disease, and do not use drugs that may cause heart damage, or have a family history of early heart disease, a heart attack is not common at your age. Get checked. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

Heart disease: Common signs and symptoms of heart disease are chest pain, especially with exertion, shortness of breath, easy fatigue, weakness, sometimes left arm, jaw or back pain, with exertion, and sometimes palpitations. See your or cardiologist, for a thorough history and physical exam, and to determine whether further testing is indicated. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of heart arrhythmia?

What are the signs or symptoms of  heart arrhythmia?

Palpitations: Mostly patients report having palpitations, or feeling that heart is beating fast &/or strong. Some may feel lightheaded or dizzy. Occasionally serious arrhythmia may be associated with chest pain, and loss of consciousness (loc). Pt with palp and loc should seek medical attention immediately. Also, loc may be the only sign, especially during exercise, and needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of heart burn?

What are signs and symptoms of heart burn?

Chest abdominal pain: Heart burn many things to different people. Usually it refers to reflux or gastritis. Symptoms include pain or burning, belching, water brash (small amounts of vomit), and nausea. These symptoms can be worse after laying down or at night and are made worse with certain foods. It is difficult to distinguish from pain caused by other conditions including heart pain and worth seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of atherosclerosis?

What are the signs and symptoms of atherosclerosis?

Varied: it depends on the artery distribution. If arteries to the heart are affected patients can have chest pain or a heart attack. Arteries to the brain may or may not have symptoms but mini strokes and full strokes can occur. Build up in arteries to the legs lead to problems with walking and wound development. ...Read more

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What are the signs and heart attack symptoms for women?

What are the signs and heart attack symptoms for women?

It could be varied: But can include chest pain, or radiation of pain to the jaw, neck, or arm, shortness of breath, or exertional shortness of breath, or sweats. Sometimes, people have atypical symptoms, such as discomfort in the abdomen. You might have nausea. Sometimes, it can be fatigue but this is pretty atypical. Keep in mind your risk factors. If you have them, be proactive and be tested... Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

Many: Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, arm pain, neck pain, jaw pain and death. Additionally, one may experience no symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

Variable: The classic symptoms of a heart attack are crushing pain in the middle of the chest, sometimes accompanied by sweats, nausea, shortness of breath, & pain radiating into the left jaw or arm. But the most common symptom of heart disease in women is fatigue, and you can have a heart attack with no symptoms whatsoever. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

Chest pain: The following are suspicious for a heart attack; tight, dull, or heavy pain lasting longer than 15 minutes in the chest (retrosternal or left chest); and/or arms, back or jaw associated with nausea and vomiting, marked sweating, breathlessness ...Read more

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What are the earliest symptoms of heart attack?

What are the earliest symptoms of heart attack?

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

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What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety?

What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders & back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration & easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Sometimes the worst thing about anxiety is the just not being able to put your finger on the reason that you feel that way. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen too. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of having a heart attack?

Heart attack: Common symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, fatigue at times jaw pain. Usually the chest pain starts with exertion and progresses to pain at rest. Some feel heart burn like symptoms and some never have an y symptoms at all. Remember women tend to have atypical symptoms such as back pain, shoulder pain and fatigue. ...Read more

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What are the signs of heart disease?

What are the signs of heart disease?

Signs of heart dis.: Signs of heart disease can be many. And the signs can be similar to other conditions. Some of the possible warning signs are: chest pain or discomfort often radiating to the neck, teeth, or both arms or back, shortness of breath especially on effort, fluid retention with swelling of the ankles, palpitations, irregular heart rhythm, high blood pressure, black out spells, profuse sweating. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of panic attacks?

What are signs and symptoms of panic attacks?

Panic: Panic attacks in panic disorder typically begin all of a sudden and out of the blue, symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes. Symptoms may include fear of loss of control /death, rapid heart rate, chest pain, sweating, tremor, shortness of breath, chills/hot flashes. Nausea, headache, faintness, tightness in throat & difficulty swallowing. ...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