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What are the first signs for heart attack or stroke?

What are the first signs for heart attack or stroke?

Heart attack/ Stroke: Heart attack: heaviness upon the anterior chest making pt sweat and pale radiating towards the left arm and or neck or jaw very intense for more that 30 minutes. Stroke: sudden incapacity of talking or significant difficulty to move one arm or one leg or half of the body , paralysis of one arm, leg or face. Many other signs could happen. ...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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I think I had my first Warning sign for heart attack, which last 5 minutes it was really tight in the chest is that a heart attack. I'm fine now thro?

I think I had my first Warning sign for heart attack, which last 5 minutes it was really tight in the chest  is that a heart attack. I'm fine now thro?

You should: consult with your doctor immediately b/c your symptoms sound like angina. Depending on your risk factors and physical findings, your doctor might suggest further tests such as stress test. ...Read more

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What is the sign of a heart attack for men?

What is the sign of a heart attack for men?

Many, or none.: Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, arm pain, neck pain, jaw pain, sweating, shortness of breath, "heartburn" or abdominal pain, dizziness, lightheadedness or no symptoms. Call 9-1-1 if you experience these symptoms. ...Read more

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Would a chest pain that lasts for a few minutes without recurring be a sign of a heart attack or something else?

Chest pain transient: A pain such as you describe in a 16 y/o is likely to be intestinal gas or musculoskeletal in origin. In a much older patient a cardiac related cause might come into consideration. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been experiencing some chest pressure (no pain) for the past two weeks. I'm 23, could this really be a sign of a heart attack?

Hi, I have been experiencing some chest pressure (no pain) for the past two weeks. I'm 23, could this really be a sign of a heart attack?

Probably not heart: Given your age and conditions, this could be gastroesophageal reflux disease. Usually symptoms worsens when lying down, particularly after a large late night meal. Risk factors for men in particular are obesity, tobacco use and alcohol consumption, NSAID use as well as dietary factors such as the intake of caffeinated beverages. Try antacids, changing eating habits, stopping ibuprofen, weight loss ...Read more

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Is tingling in the right arm a sign of a heart attack?

Is tingling in the right arm a sign of a heart attack?

Not necessary: There are many reasons why you can have tingling sensation in the arm, must of them are benign things. It is hard for me to tell you if it is a sign of a heart attack without. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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