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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 it feel like when having a heart attack?

What does it feel like when having a heart attack?

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 does jaw pain feel like during a heart attack?

What does jaw pain feel like during a heart attack?

An aching: Pretty much an aching of the jaw (more commonly the left jaw joint,) and it doesn't really change with chewing and functions. Is one of the signs of a heart attack that are taught in CPR courses. ...Read more

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What does atherosclerosis feel like before it leads to a heart attack?

What does atherosclerosis feel like before it leads to a heart attack?

No symptoms...: Usually there are no symptoms of atherosclerosis until it is severe enough to block an artery thereby blocking blood flow to a key organ like the heart or brain. Once this happens, a heart attack or stroke can result. So, prevention is the key! Keep your cholesterol level under control with diet, exercise and medication if needed. See your doctor to get your lipid levels checked! ...Read more

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What does atrial fibrillation feel like in a person?

What does atrial fibrillation feel like in a person?

Various symptoms: Symptoms vary from patient to patient. Some patients have no symptoms at all. Possible symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, and sweating. ...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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What is a heart attack like if woman?

What is a heart attack like if woman?

Variety of symptoms: Heart attack symptoms in women can be very different from the classic symptoms more commonly seen in men - chest pain and difficulty breathing. Women may have those symptoms but some women may have very nonspecific symptoms such as nausea, sweating, or slight difficulty breathing with exertion. ...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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What exactly does it feel like to have a heart attack?

What exactly does it feel like to have a heart attack?

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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I feel some pain in my heart when i eat much. Is it syptom of heart attack?

I feel some pain in my heart when i eat much. Is it syptom of heart attack?

You put in condition: That you had a heart attack. If this is true, i will say you maybe having ischemic chest pain. Need a stress test. By your age the probability of coronary artery disease is low. A risk assessment it's necessary and a good history and physical. I got puzzle by you saying you had a heart attack. At 27 a heart attack is a very serious event. Other possibilities chest wall pain and acid reflux. ...Read more

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What does a heart palpitation feel like?

What does a heart palpitation feel like?

Fluttering: It is like a fluttering sensation in your chest. Some say it feels like something turning over. It can be a skipping sensation or a feeling of the heart racing in your chest. Some patients even describe it as painful. It is an awareness of your heart beating. ...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 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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In getting this strong heartbeats like my heart wants to come out of my chest ? Is this mean i will get a heart attack

In getting this strong heartbeats like my heart wants to come out of my chest ? Is this mean i will get a heart attack

Depends: It is unlikely if you are taking your blood thinner medication for your pe. It sounds like you are having an anxiety attack. Go see your doctor for an evaluation and ekg. ...Read more

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Because I have heart palpitations does it mean I will die from a heart attack ?

Because I have heart palpitations does it mean I will die from a heart attack ?

Not necessarily...: ...But you should have your palpitations evaluated by a cardiologist, as it may be some form of cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) which can cause other problems, such as intracardiac blood clots embolizing to other parts of your body or else lower your blood pressure, both of which can cause life-threatening or debilitating problems to other parts of your body ... ...Read more

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Why in our bodies do we feel a heart beat or it shakes like there's a heart there?

Why in our bodies do we feel a heart beat or it shakes like there's a heart there?

Please clarify: There is a "heart in there" but normally we don't hear/ think about our heart beating. Do you mean you feel your heart "pounding" or you're having some kind of out of body experience? Please clarify and resubmit so we can better respond. Take care. ...Read more

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What kind of arrhythmia would cause your heart to flutter, dizzy, like no beats in between and scared. It felt like a lot if pvcs in a row.

What kind of arrhythmia would cause your heart to flutter, dizzy, like no beats in between and scared. It felt like a lot if pvcs in a row.

Several....: There are several arrhythmias that can cause these symptoms including atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, PVCs that can occur as "runs" where there are several in a row. Ventricular arrhythmias, besides PVCs, would likely cause more symptoms, like passing out. The best way to figure out what is wrong is to have a Holter monitor placed for at least a few days so see your doctor ASAP or go to ER! ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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