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Doctor insights on: Widow Maker Heart Attack Symptoms

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How commom is the widow maker heart attack?

How commom is the widow maker heart attack?

There are only: Limited data available to answer your question. Some studies indicate about a 53% incidence of atherosclerotic involvement of the Left main or Left anterior descending arteries. If the patient is symptomatic and treated, the MI would be avoided. If not then a widow maker MI might occur. The former occurs much more frequently than the latter so I would say by my experience it is not common. Read more

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I have high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol. Am I at risk for widow maker heart attack daily? Could it happen at anytime due to this risk.?

Yes, but.....: It sounds like you have a family history of heart disease and are genetically programmed to make a unhealthy balance of cholesterols in your blood. This puts you at higher risk of a heart attack. If you google framingham. Org, you can enter your cholesterol and other simple information and get your 3-5 year heart attack risk. Hope this helps! Read more

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I just got 4 stents put into the artery they call the widow maker. What are the odds I have other heart attack. Doctors say I'm ill clear right now?

I just got 4 stents put into the artery they call the widow maker. What are the odds I have other heart attack. Doctors say I'm ill clear right now?

CAD: If you have enough CAD at age 38 years to require stenting, then you need lifelong attention to your condition. This would include diet, exercise, medications and monitoring your condition. You should certainly have nothing to do with tobacco which can exacerbate CAD. You should have a conversation with your cardiologist to discuss what you need to do for your future. Read more

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Symptom of heart attack?

Symptom of heart attack?

Lots of things: Chest pain, with or without radiation to the arms, back, shoulders or jaw, sweating, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure and shortness of breath tend to be the most common. Read more

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What are heart attack symptoms?

What are heart attack symptoms?

Chest Pain: The following are suspicious for a heart attack;

tight, dull, or heavy pain lasting longer than 15 minutes in the chest (retrosternal or left chest); and/or arms, back or jaw

associated with nausea and vomiting, marked sweating, breathlessness Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

Variable: The classic symptoms of a heart attack are crushing pain in the middle of the chest, sometimes accompanied by sweats, nausea, shortness of breath, & pain radiating into the left jaw or arm. But the most common symptom of heart disease in women is fatigue, and you can have a heart attack with no symptoms whatsoever. Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

Many: Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, arm pain, neck pain, jaw pain and death. Additionally, one may experience no symptoms. Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

Chest pain: The following are suspicious for a heart attack;

tight, dull, or heavy pain lasting longer than 15 minutes in the chest (retrosternal or left chest); and/or arms, back or jaw

associated with nausea and vomiting, marked sweating, breathlessness


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What are the symptoms of a first heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a first heart attack?

Heart attack --: Heart attack is heart attack -- actually many people don't survive the first one. The spectrum of symptoms include:
chest pain, chest pressure across the entire chest and tightness, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, cold sweat feeling like going out literally. If you have chest pain, don't try to figure things out, instead call 911 straightaway! Read more

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What are the earliest symptoms of heart attack?

What are the earliest symptoms of heart attack?

Can be varied: The "typical" symptoms of a heart attack are like an 'elephant sitting on my chest.' however symptoms can be varied and be a tightness, fullness, burning or achiness in the chest, neck, jaw, shoulder or arm. Sometimes there will be a sense of nausea and sweatiness. Others will have a marked sense of shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms call your doctor or 911 immediately. Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of having a heart attack?

Heart attack: Common symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, fatigue at times jaw pain. Usually the chest pain starts with exertion and progresses to pain at rest. Some feel heart burn like symptoms and some never have an y symptoms at all. Remember women tend to have atypical symptoms such as back pain, shoulder pain and fatigue. Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart trouble? Like blockages or something like that. Or an impending heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a heart trouble? Like blockages or something like that. Or an impending heart attack?

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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Symptom of stroke or heart attack?

Symptom of stroke or heart attack?

What's the question?: Apologies, but what exactly are you asking? If you are concerned about either and feel that you have symptoms, you need to go to the emergency room or see your pcp to be examined. Read more

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What is the symptoms of a stroke or heart attack?

What is the symptoms of a stroke or heart attack?

Stroke and heart: Stroke is brain injury -- it means loss of function temporarily or permanently and heart attack is heart injury -- the symptoms include chest pain and shortness of breath. Read more

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Can symptoms of a heart attack be felt in the face?

Can symptoms of a heart attack be felt in the face?

Possible: Some times heart attacks produce atypical symptoms including radiating pain to the neck and back or arm. In addition, many people experiencing a heart attack will note nausea, sweating, flushing and other symptoms that may be felt "in the face.". Read more

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What are the symptoms for heart attack and diabetes?

What are the symptoms for heart attack and diabetes?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur
elephant sitting on your chest
shortness of breath
fatigue
anxiety
fear
some are asymptomatic

signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular
sudden death, . Read more

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Doctors, what are the main symptoms of heart attack?

Doctors, what are the main symptoms of heart attack?

Heart Attack: Here's about 10 of them: chest pain and discomfort, difficulty breathing, shoulder and arm pain, abdominal problems, jaw or neck pain, dizziness and fainting, weakness, cold, sweaty skin, feelings of doom or malaise, changes in heart rhythm, and pale skin. Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a heart attack patient?

What are some of the symptoms of a heart attack patient?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur
elephant sitting on your chest
shortness of breath
fatigue
anxiety
fear
some are asymptomatic

signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular
sudden death, . Read more

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Could a pinched nerve have same symptoms as a heart attack?

Could a pinched nerve have same symptoms as a heart attack?

Yes: Pinched nerve can cause left arm pain, which can be confused as a heart attack.

On the other hand, heart attack can be mis-interpreted as pinched nerve.

Please consult your doctor, if you have question. Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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