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What does a heart attack feel like?

What does a heart attack feel like?

See below: The classic symptom of crushing chest pain does is not the most frequent presentation. Frequent symptoms include chest pressure, shortness of breath with unexplained sweating, nausea/vomiting, jaw or arm pain left and or right and even pain/discomfort radiating to the teeth. See your doctor. ...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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What does a heart attack feel like. What are symptoms before having one? What do u do if ur having one

What does a heart attack feel like. What are symptoms before having one? What do u do if ur having one

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 does a heart attack feel like and how can you tell that it is not just heartburn?

What does a heart attack feel like and how can you tell that it is not just heartburn?

You can't: Classic symptoms include central chest pressure, left arm or jaw pain, nausea, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, and sweating. Any or all symptoms could represent a heart attack. If you are worried you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What does heart attack feel like? I am a 44 yr old female just wondering what the pain is like?

What does heart attack feel like? I am a 44 yr old female just wondering what the pain is like?

MI sxs: Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. There could be pain in the upper back, head, jaw or teeth. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. ...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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Does a heart attack feel like something stabbing you in your heart into your back?

Does a heart attack feel like something stabbing you in your heart into your back?

It may: It may feel like that, or these may be the symptoms of a dissecting aneurysm. Or, it may be something entirely different like acid reflux or a pulled muscle. Go get yourself checked right away, especially if this is the first time you are having these symptoms. ...Read more

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How can a heart attack feel like?

How can a heart attack feel like?

Classic: Usual sub-sternal crushing severe durable sustained, anxiety producing, with clammy skin, pallor and radiation to left upper arm with a squeeze. Much variability! ...Read more

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What would a heart attack feel like in comparison with a panic attack?

What would a heart attack feel like in comparison with a panic attack?

Can feel same...: Unfortunately. Both can have chest pain, feeling short of breath, heart racing, scared, sweaty. You should get checked out in emergency room first. They can tell you if you are having heart attack. Since you are 24, likely it is panic attack, but please get checked out first. If you know it is a panic attack, then you can get treatment for that. ...Read more

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Can a heart attack feel like sharp shooting muscular pain rather than inner chest pain. Like maybe I've slept folded up? Pulse is strong and steady.

Can a heart attack feel like sharp shooting muscular pain rather than inner chest pain. Like maybe I've slept folded up? Pulse is strong and steady.

Chest pain: There are many things that can cause chest pain. Sharp shooting pain as you stated is usually musculoskeletal in nature, either from muscles or ribs. Angina or chest pain is usually a pressure or heaviness that comes and goes. Other issues such as pneumonia or pleurisy can cause sharp chest pain also, but have different symptoms associate with them. ...Read more

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What does a heart attack look like?

What does a heart attack look like?

Chest Pain: Typically, patients with a heart attack have chest pain, difficulty breathing. The pain can sometimes move to the arm or the jaw. But, it greatly depends on the individual patient and the other medical conditions he or she has. For instance, paients with diabetes can sometimes get a heart attack without any chest pain at all, because the diabetes damages the nerves around the heart. ...Read more

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Can you have a heart attack without pain. Wat would I heart attack feel like?

Can you have a heart attack without pain. Wat would I heart attack feel like?

Yes. No symptoms: Yes, it's possible to have a heart attack or myocardial infarction w/o having any pain (unlike classic redd foxx in sanford & son). More often, rather than chest pain radiating up jaw and down arm, patient might complain of bad heartburn that won't go away, difficulty breathing or catching breath as if elephant sitting on chest, nausea etc. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/heart-attack/ds00094. ...Read more

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What does a heart attack look like? As in, what does the heart actually look like during the attack?

What does a heart attack look like? As in, what does the heart actually look like during the attack?

It depends: On where and how big and for how long. The part that is not getting enough blood (that's why you get a heart attack) will not be moving as much, and because of inflammation and not getting blood, that part can look anywhere from pale to kind of purple and angry looking. If you are having emergency surgery because you are having a heart attack, that's what happens, and that's why you can see it. ...Read more

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How much does a heart attack hurt?

How much does a heart attack hurt?

Heart Attack Pain: Pain from a heart attack can vary from severe to not really having pain, like in the case of some diabetics. Typical pain of a heart attack is pressure to the chest, aching pain to the left arm and/or the jaw. Diabetics don't always have these typical symptoms, and besides that are at increased risk of a heart attack! ...Read more

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Does a heart attack always have noticeable symptoms

Does a heart attack always have noticeable symptoms

Not always: A "silent heart attack" is one that occurs without any symptoms that are recognized by the patient who is having it. ...Read more

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Does a heart attack start in the arm?

???: The pain of heart attack may only be felt in the arm and not in the chest if that's what you mean and the answer is yes. Hehehe, I was gonna say heart attack always starts in the heart as a joke but I did not want you to misunderstand my joke, now I can say it since I answered your question. ...Read more

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What does a heart attack do to the muscle?

What does a heart attack do to the muscle?

Blood flow...: A heart attack happens when there is no blood flow to a portion of the heart muscle. If not treated in time, this portion of the heart will die and will no longer be able to contract. So, if someone has symptoms of a heart attack, they should go immediately to an emergency room so treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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How does a heart attack affect your circulatory system?

How does a heart attack affect your circulatory system?

Heart attack: Heart attack may not affect circulation at all. Or it may cause shock, or slower heart failure. It can stop circulation and cause death. All depends on the size and location of heart attack. ...Read more

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Why does a heart attack often mainfest in the left arm and shoulder?

Why does a heart attack often mainfest in the left arm and shoulder?

Neuroanatomy: In many people the sensory nerves that carry pain information from the heart will join the spinal cord near where the pain information from the jaw, left arm, shoulder or back join - the brain can have trouble sorting this out and sometimes ascribes pain from a heart attack to these other locations. ...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