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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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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 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 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 signs of a stroke or light heart attack?

What are the signs of a stroke or light heart attack?

Very different: A stroke usually will cause slurred speech or a weakness in an arm or leg. A heart attack usually causes chest pain & shortness of breath. ...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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What are the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

Be Careful: Symptoms include chest pain of different types, the pain can radiate to the neck, or the back or the arms, bad indigestion can also be a sign, heart palpitation, associated sweating or feeling of doom, associated anxiety, feeling very weak and short of breath. There are other symptoms. If you are having chest pain and worried, call 911 now before it is too late. ...Read more

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What are the signs for having a heart palputations?

What are the signs for having a heart palputations?

Palpitations: Palpitation is a vague subjective term used when people feels the heart is going too fast in their chest. May be normal or abnormal. It may be caused by caffeine, stimulants, medicines, bleeding, dehydration, real arrhythmias or diseases of the heart, fever, but it's very common in panic attacks or anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a first heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a first heart attack?

Heart attack --: Heart attack is heart attack -- actually many people don't survive the first one. The spectrum of symptoms include: chest pain, chest pressure across the entire chest and tightness, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, cold sweat feeling like going out literally. If you have chest pain, don't try to figure things out, instead call 911 straightaway! ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a heart attack patient?

What are some of the symptoms of a heart attack patient?

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 are the signs of a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

What are the signs of a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

MI cardiac arrest: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myocardial_infarction Sign of cardiac arrest is no pulse and you fall over and look like you're dead. Heart association web site has lots of information ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart palpitation?

What are the symptoms of a heart palpitation?

Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack for a woman?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack for a woman?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation. Angina= neck pain or "feeling" impending doom! anxiety shortness of breath diaphoresis ='sweaty clammy nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some early signs of a heart attack?

What are some early signs of a heart attack?

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 are the first signs for heart attack or stroke?

What are the first signs for heart attack or stroke?

Heart attack/ Stroke: Heart attack: heaviness upon the anterior chest making pt sweat and pale radiating towards the left arm and or neck or jaw very intense for more that 30 minutes. Stroke: sudden incapacity of talking or significant difficulty to move one arm or one leg or half of the body , paralysis of one arm, leg or face. Many other signs could happen. ...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 the signs and symptoms before having a heart attack for a female?

What are the signs and symptoms before having a heart attack for a female?

Same: The signs and symptoms are the same, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, arrhythmias, and such. The issue has been that for reasons not clearly understood, women presenting with the same symptoms as men are less likely to have been believed. Fortunately, that situation appears to have improved. ...Read more

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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more