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What Are The Tests That Show You Had A 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
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Doctors, what are the chances of having an heart attack if tmt and echo tests show normal results?
Not a good test: The echo shows the integrity of your valves such as do the "leak" have back flow, are narrow, have calcium deposits and normal in anatomy it also shows the mothin of the atria ventricles and septum as will as any " holes" in those areas. It does not show if the coronary arteries are clear or suffering from stenosis. Stress tests give a clue to coronary disease and then a cardiac catheterization. ...Read more
Awareness: Awareness of an heart attack and immediate quick response, quick transfer to er by ambulance is the clue to save the life heat attack victims. A typical severe left chest pain, radiating to left arm, along with fall of BP , sweating , & shock may not be present in every case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can someone still have a heart attack after the cardiologist saying that every test looks normal and there´s no evidence of heart disease?
Can stress cause a heart attack? If so how? And what are the initial signs that you are having a heart attack?
Most of time, yes: Ekg can often show a heart attack, and takes about 30 seconds to hook up and perform. If that does not have answer, blood tests will look for enzymes released by heart when being injured (like in heart attack), and takes about 45 minutes to get, unless have bedside testing (then about 3 minutes). Often admitted to hospital if cannot be sure (always admitted if having heart attack!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am curious what the definite symptoms of a heart attack are. I have done heart tests before and my heart is in great shape. Would just like to know.
Symptoms of a: heart attack mainly consist of chest pain, substernally or left side of the chest. The pain may radiate to the neck and left upper arm. Typically, the pressure in the chest is described like some one were sitting on your chest. One can have sweating, nausea or shortness of breath. The EKG and blood tests called troponin are the best laboratory tests to confirm it. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my test was positive for stress induced ischemia in the anteroseptal wall , what that means have I every had an heart attack before?
Ischemia with stress: Hi. Without seeing the test done or the report, we can't say whether or not you've had a heart attack before. At the least, when you exercise and heart muscle oxygen demand goes up, not enough oxygen gets to the anterior wall and the septum to meet the demand. You need coronary angiography, and may need a stent or a bypass operation; you'll need medical therapy in any event. Ask your cardiologist ...Read more
Is it possible to pass a nuclear imaging stress test and the EKG to show you had a mild heart attack in the past?
Can you have a normal EKG if you have heart problems? What types of heart problems would not show up on an EKG? Only symptom is swollen ankles.
My CTA cardiac showed a calcium score of zero. Does that mean I have absolutely no signs of the kind of plaque that gives you heart attacks??
Options: The gold stndrd is "cardiac cath, " where tiny wire & tube are fed from artery in groin or arm to vessels of heart and dye is injected by fluoroscopy to create a roadmap of heart's vessels--can also open / stent narrow/clogged arteries. Other ways are indirect & include ct scan that looks for calcium in heart vessels (=blockage) or a nuclear med study looking for uptake by heart muscle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you advise for heart problems run in my family so I was wondering about an EKG & other types of tests that can be done?
Two doctors found a suggestion of myocardial ischemia, had a heart cath and was clean? What does that mean if they both saw something?
Tests: tests are not always 'right'. Whatever test was interpreted as 'suggestion of ischemia', was likely not specific in this case ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Often there's none until it's too late. There are clinical situations in which it's expected -- famously, damaged valves, atrial fibrillation, or a previous myocardial infarction. An ultrasound / echocardiogram is often the key. Your PVC's, headache and tachycardia are almost certainly not due to an intracardiac thrombus. ...Read more
If echo, stress, EKG and X-ray come back clear, what are the chances of having coronary artery spasms& would the studies have shown a presence ?
Probably not: Coronary spasm occurs both in patients with blockages as well as in patients without (the classic prinzemetals angina description). Most tests would not show it unless a provoking factor was stimulated or initiated (example ergonovine). It's often made as a diagnosis only after witnessing spasm or ischemia under provocation after anatomically defining the extent of coronary disease. ...Read more
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