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Can heart attack result in missed or delayed period of perimenopausal woman?

Can heart attack result in missed or delayed period of perimenopausal woman?

Heart attack: Yes, a heart attack is a stressful event and may lead to a release of a host of compensatory hormones, one of which is cortisol. An imbalance of hormones may lead to a delay or a missed period. ...Read more

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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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How probable is a heart attack at 21, and how probable is that an EKG missed something?

How probable is a heart attack at 21, and how probable is that an EKG missed something?

Atherosclerosis: Low & low depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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I think I had a silent heart attack due to acute stress. I went to the ER two weeks later but they could not detect anything. Can testing miss this?

I think I had a silent heart attack due to acute stress. I went to the ER two weeks later but they could not detect anything. Can testing miss this?

Yes: A heart attack at age 36 is unusual. But the answer to your question is yes, depending on the tests. THE most sensitive test to detect problems is an exercise stress test with EKG monitoring and evaluation of heart function with and without exercise either by echocardiogram or radioisotope. You would have to check to see whether those are covered by our insurance. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Had an stress echo a few months ago said it was perfect. Got sick tight chest went in said it was heart attack had for several days why did echo miss?

Had an stress echo a few months ago said it was perfect.
Got sick tight chest went in said it was heart attack had for several days why did echo miss?

See below: Many things could happen within a few months including a plaque in your coronary arteries bursting and occluding the vessel. You should really minimize your risk factors - no smoking, control blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, blood sugars, eat healthy, exercise and follow strictly your doctors' advice. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of heart attack for women?

Could you tell me what are signs of heart attack for women?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation. Angina= neck pain or "feeling" impending doom! anxiety shortness of breath diaphoresis ='sweaty clammy nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are early warning signs of heart attack in males and females?

Can you explain what are early warning signs of heart attack in males and females?

No difference: Classic symptoms again are chest pressure like an elephant sitting on chest which can radiate to jaw, teeth or left arm (usually) with cold sweats, and shortness of breath and maybe nausea, dizziness. These are the classic symptoms, no preference for sexes. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a heart attack in a woman in her 40's?

What are the signs when you get a heart attack in a woman in her 40's?

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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What are the signs and symptoms before having a heart attack for a female?

What are the signs and symptoms before having a heart attack for a female?

Same: The signs and symptoms are the same, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, arrhythmias, and such. The issue has been that for reasons not clearly understood, women presenting with the same symptoms as men are less likely to have been believed. Fortunately, that situation appears to have improved. ...Read more

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Is a cold a sign of an impending heart attack in a 23 yo female. Dont smoke or drink and dont do drugs?

Is a cold a sign of an impending heart attack in a 23 yo female. Dont smoke or drink and dont do drugs?

No: These are the typical signs: Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort. Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. ...Read more

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Could a young woman have a heart attack?

Could a young woman have a heart attack?

Absolutely: There are rare problems in children. Most after 45 some in young adults with smoking, diabetes, obesity, bad behavior- Cocaine etc. After that anytime up to 100 women are at risk along with us guys! ...Read more

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What are the signs for a heart attack in a woman?

What are the signs for a heart attack in a woman?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation. Angina= neck pain or "feeling" impending doom! anxiety shortness of breath diaphoresis ='sweaty clammy nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the signs and heart attack symptoms for women?

What are the signs and heart attack symptoms for women?

It could be varied: But can include chest pain, or radiation of pain to the jaw, neck, or arm, shortness of breath, or exertional shortness of breath, or sweats. Sometimes, people have atypical symptoms, such as discomfort in the abdomen. You might have nausea. Sometimes, it can be fatigue but this is pretty atypical. Keep in mind your risk factors. If you have them, be proactive and be tested... Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of a heart attack in women?

Could you tell me what are signs of a heart attack in women?

Heart attack: Pain in chest, jaw, back, shoulder, or arm, or dizzy spells. Also shortness of breath, fatigue, or just not feeling right. And then there may be no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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What are the main signs of a heart attack in a woman im 47 years old and I have been having some pain in the left side of my neck and upperback

What are the main signs of a heart attack in a woman im 47 years old and I have been having some pain in the left side of my neck and upperback

I : I will list some of the symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack). Chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness is the most common presentation. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack. You asked specifically about symptoms in women. The following statistics are from a national institute of health study. 43% of women had no chest pain. 58% were short of breath; 55% had marked weakness; 43% experienced fatigue, with cold sweats in 39% & dizziness in 39%. According to the study preceding their heart attacks women experienced the following symptoms: unusual fatigue - 70%; sleep disturbance - 48%; shortness of breath - 42%; indigestion - 39% and anxiety - 35%. I hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more

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Am a 23 year old female i weight170 pound two day am experiencing pain in the left side of my chest more like in the breast could sign of heart attack?

Am a 23 year old female i weight170 pound two day am experiencing pain in the left side of my chest more like in the breast could sign of heart attack?

Yes but not likley: Chest pain can be from heart but in your case this would be less likely given age. Other possibilities would be pulmonary embolus (blood clot in lung), this is usually with shortness of breath, but not always. Also esophogeal reflux/spasm. Also, musculoskeletal causes are the most common. If it gets worse, or doesn't go away, or is with shortness of breath, seek immediate help. ...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