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What does a dr mean when he say a heart attack is in the back of the heart?

What does a dr mean when he say a heart attack is in the back of the heart?

See below: Heart attack can occur on the front (anterior), lateral, bottom (inferior), or back (posterior) of the heart. It all depends on which one of the coronary arteries (or its branches) is the most blocked and supplies a large part of the heart. In this case, there may have been a blockage in the posterior descending (coronary) artery) which feeds the back of the heart, especially the right ventricle. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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


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Headache with pain in the back of the neck and back pain?Is it stroke or heart attack?Normal 2decho jan 2013, ecg, stress test, chest xray is it alarming

Headache with pain in the back of the neck and back pain?Is it stroke or heart attack?Normal 2decho jan 2013, ecg, stress test, chest xray is it alarming

No: With all of those negative tests, in an otherwise healthy 32 year- old, it is most likely a musculoskeletal cause. A physiatrist can perform a thorough history and physical to confirm diagnosis and give you treatment options. ...Read more

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Normal ekg, chest xray and d dimer. Also had heart ultrasound come back normal about a year ago. Does this mean I have a slim chance of a heart attack?

Normal ekg, chest xray and d dimer. Also had heart ultrasound come back normal about a year ago. Does this mean I have a slim chance of a heart attack?

Heart risk factors: Now risk is low, but heart attack risk is low in menstruating females without obesity, familial lipid disorders, autoimmune disease,coagulation issues Marfan's,cocaine or amphetamine use. To maintain a low risk, keep a healthy weight,normal BP, avoid fatty foods, lots of sugars/ junk food/salt, avoid smoking, eat vegetables/fish, exercise, keep hydrated with water and liquids with electrolytes ...Read more

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My doctor said the veins in my heart are in spasm, what does this mean and how is it treated. I have had attacks like a heart attack starts in my upper back going into my chest throat and jaw lasting about 15 to 20 minutes. He also said I have no blockage

My doctor said the veins in my heart are in spasm, what does this mean and how is it treated. I have had attacks like a heart attack starts in my upper back going into my chest throat and jaw lasting about 15 to 20 minutes. He also said I have no blockage

Prinzmetal angina: Prinzmetal, variant, or vasospastic angina are all the same. The coronary arteries go into spasm and reduce blood flow, just like a migraine headache. It is treated with vaso-dilating drugs, like calcium channel blockers (norvasc, procardia, (nifedipine) diltiazem, verapamil). It can cause heart attacks, but only in rare instances. The cause is endothelial dysfunction, get tested for Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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I am displaying classic signs of a heart attack such as fatigue, dizzness, discomfort in both arms, nausea, jaw pain as well as back and stomach pain. I am not sure if it is idiotic to be unsure if this actually means I am having a heart attack. I had fou

I am displaying classic signs of a heart attack such as fatigue, dizzness, discomfort in both arms, nausea, jaw pain as well as back and stomach pain. I am not sure if it is idiotic to be unsure if this actually means I am having a heart attack. I had fou

By : By the date of this post, almost a week has passed. If you have not seen a doctor already it is wise to do so. The symptoms you described can indicate angina, or myocardial infarction (mi, also known as heart attack). Also, your symptoms could have merely been due to an adverse effect of taking four 5 hour energy drinks. This high amount of caffeine can often mimic the signs of a mi. I recommend you cut down on these drinks so as to avoid any unwanted side effects. Regardless you will need a work up, which will include an ekg (test that checks the electrical activity of your heart), this test can give an indication if there is concern for an mi or risk of one. After a detailed history, exam, and testing, your doctor will be able to give you a likely diagnosis and treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more