Call 911!!! If you feel pressure-type chest pain, going to your shoulder or jaw, and have associated shortness of breath, these are classic signs. Remember, only about 1/3 of heart attacks present with these classic signs. Some show up as nausea, vague discomfort, or no signs at all. If you have any question, err on the side of caution and get to the er immediately. Chew an adult Aspirin while waiting.
Agree w Dr. Hetzler. Heart attack symptoms can include: chest pressure, pain or tightness that can radiate to arms, neck, jaw or back; nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety or a sense of impending doom. Some heart attacks are silent. Get evaluation urgently.
Typically chest pain. Angina pectoris (chest pain behind the sternum) is classic, but pain that radiates to left arm & neck/mandible can also occur. Dyspnea or extreme shortness of breath alone may occur, too. Indigestion is occasionally misdiagnosed as gerd or reflux. You need cardiac enzymes (blood test) and an ekg (electric tracing of heart fxn)... Also, take 81mg or 325mg Aspirin is helpful to lower mortality..
Awareness. Awareness of an heart attack and immediate quick response, quick transfer to er by ambulance is the clue to save the life heat attack victims. A typical severe left chest pain, radiating to left arm, along with fall of BP, sweating, & shock may not be present in every case.
Usually none. Usually there are no signs preceding a heart attack. However there are risk factors which if present increase the statistical chance of having a heart attack. They include smoking, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and hypertension. Sometimes a patient will develop angina pectoris (chest pain) on exertion which can precede overt heart attack.
Hard to do. It would require causing extreme physical or even greater extreme psychological stress in an individual that already has underlying cardiovascular disease or severe lung disease. You could also do so by giving someone the wrong medicine or an overdose of a medicine.
You probably can't. Keep feeding them a diet high in cholesterol, buy them cigarettes, don't encourage exercise, ignore their diabetes, and keep them away from their family doctor and you may accidentally cause more than just a heat attack. :-).
Echo-many others. Nuclear scan. Echo perusion scn cardiac cath cardiac mri.
No. Variable patterns and symptoms. Some can be very obvious but others are asymptomatic or mild.
Heart attack. There are foods you can avoid in order the reduce the risk of heart attack, such as: red meat, cheese, whole milk, egg yolk, fried food etc..., you can instead adopt a diet that contains more vegatable/legumes, and also excercise, smoking cessation may help.
What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?
Ankles. Since you already said you had a mi the ankles swelling could be from the medications you are on. Many have side effect of swelling. Would also have circulation to legs checked.
Several. Heart failure renal failure low proteins sedentary, dependent lifestyle should get full history and exam and some testing.
So my grandfather is 89 and diabetic, and he dosent like to show pain, what are signs he might be having a heart attack?
Variable. Somendiabetics only have nausea or shortness of breath.
Follow with Drs. Because of the possibility of peripheral neuropathy many diabetics do not present with symptoms during small heart attacks than only show on the ekg. He should have regular appointments with the drs pcp and cardiologist. Very subtle or rare symptoms like jaw pain, wrist pain or other nonspecific could be angina-equivalents. Obviously thoracic pain in the area of the heart (chest pain) is typical.
Many. Sometimes, no symptoms may be present. More often exertional fatigue, loss of energy, shortness of breath, heart burn, nausea, chest tightness may be signs. Occassional congestive heart failure manifesting as swelling of legs, sob, and trouble laying flat may develop.