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What Else Could Chest Pains Be Besides Heart Attack
Could be: Although the majority of heart issues are in the more advanced age category as it is that population with high cholesterol, hypertension (high blood pressure) and more risk factors- there are some younger patients that can have cardiac issues. Most of these patients have a undiagnosed congenital heart problem. See your physician for a history and physical to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See your doctor: Chest pains can be caused by a large variety of things, including blocked arteries to the heart. When you see a health care provider he or she will listen to your symptoms, listen to your heart and lungs and decide which tests need to be done next. Chest x-ray and ekg are typical starting points. If there is concern of a blocked artery, sometimes a treadmill test will be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause me to wake up with chest pains that lasted one minute? It hurt really bad, as if my heart was being squeezed. Did I have a mini heart attack?
If i'm having random chest pains that radiate mid chest through to my back, could i be having a heart attack?
Most likely not: But if you start having other symptoms (shortness of breath, pressure, etc) then see a doc. It is more likely that it is something like gerd, pancreas issues, things of that nature. I would recommend making an appointment with your primary doc to do a thorough history and physical to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been having chest pains for 3 days. Is it likely to have a heart attack? Or is that more sudden than 3 days of chest pain?
I'm 18, have chest pains, weakness, and issues getting deep breaths right now. Could I be having a heart attack?
See below: You are too young to be having a heart attack. Your symptoms do sound concerning and need to be evaluated by a physician. Chest pain upon taking deep breath could be secondary to a lung infection, pericarditis, pneumothorax, etc.therefore you should consult your doctor or connect with us via concierge so we can further evaluate your condition. ...Read more
If you have sharp chest pains and feels like your heart is beating really fast....Could that be a heart attack i experienced this on the weekend?
Very Unlikely: It is extremely unusual for a 23 year old woman to have a heart attack. If you are feeling well now, it is unlikely that anything bad happened to you with those symptoms. No heart attack, no blood clot to lung, no ruptured aorta. The most likely cardiac condition would be svt, a fast heart rhythm. Otherwise, anxiety / panic is a likely cause. Caffeine and stimulants can provoke heart racing. ...Read more
Every nite i've been havin chest pains off and on.. To where i panic and feel like i'm havin a heart attack i think I have anxeity?
I am a 23 year old woman. I been having chest pains since february. I don't want to consider it being a heart attack. Last time I told my doctor this she said i'm too young to have a heart attack? If its not a heart attack than what could it be? I do not
Hard to tell: These pains may be very hard to distinguish: indigestion usually occurs after meals, especially if spicy or fatty; heart attack pains usually occur with exertion, may be associated with shortness of breath or radiate down the arm. It is really hard to tell, unless you are in a hospital setting where the necessary tests may be done. Especially in women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having chest pains for about a week, along with back pain. Should I be concerned about having a heart attack?
Heart attack sx's: Please familiarize yourself with the symptoms listed in this Mayo Clinic article & compare with your own symptoms. Ref: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/basics/symptoms/con-20019520 ...Read more
Bad chest pain for over a months isn't a heart attack right I'm stressed over my chest pains Everytime I see drs they say anxiety is the cause Im24?
Probably. : The chances that you have significant coronary disease at your age is very unlikely, though not impossible. Patients who have panic attacks have symptoms that are almost identical to having a heart attack. This is fairly common in people who tend to be anxious or have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder. Try to relax or do things that help you relax or discuss with your doc if you need treatment. ...Read more
Im 25 years old, drink about a 6 pack a day, smoker, not over weight and active. I have small... Tiny chest pains, should I worry about a heart attack?
Smoking: As a smoker you are at higher risk than non smoker even in your age bracket. In a study done in patients in thir twenties who had heart attacks, the unifying risk factor was smoking. Have it checked out with your physician even discuss smoking cessation at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I have heart problems would the EKG have picked it up?Could it have missed? Having chest pains and heart felt on fire badly.Panic or heart attack?
EKG: A ekg is the first test when someone has chest pain. It isnt very sensitive or specific. If you were having a fulminant heart attack yes it likely would have picked it up. If you are continuing to experience chest pain you should seek further help from your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High BP at 26(150/100) on BP pills metropolol still getting chest pains but worse. Heart attack? It's a slight heaviness
Could be: You need to go to the er to get checked out. Yes, it could be a heart attack but could also be warning signs of an impending heart attack. More importantly, though, is the blood pressure - it needs to be controlled better since that is an independent risk factor over your lifetime for heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and erectile dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if i had a normal EKG reading, but weeks after im still having chest pains should I worry about a heart attack?
Less likely: A nl ekg does not completely exclude active heart disease. If there are persistent symptoms cardiology eval with echo, stress test and cardiac enzymes may be in order. If these tests are neg and symptoms persist atrial of nsaids for costochondritismay be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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