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How long after a heart attack do you stop thinking every chest pain is another?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: CP

General rule of thumb: chest pain which is severe lasting more than 30 min considered a heart attack.
Pain mostly localized retro- sternally. Associated with tachycardia, sweating, anxiety. Having said all these symptomsmay not be present, severity of pain differs in perception, so when in doubt go to the er.

In brief: CP

General rule of thumb: chest pain which is severe lasting more than 30 min considered a heart attack.
Pain mostly localized retro- sternally. Associated with tachycardia, sweating, anxiety. Having said all these symptomsmay not be present, severity of pain differs in perception, so when in doubt go to the er.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Depends.......

You will always do that to some degree, but it will lessen over time.
The first year is the toughest. Remember that the one good thing about having a heart attack is that you know what one feels like. So, if you have pain similar to the heart pain you had with your heart attack, that is much more concerning than other 'pains.' the key is: if it scares you, go get checked.

In brief: Depends.......

You will always do that to some degree, but it will lessen over time.
The first year is the toughest. Remember that the one good thing about having a heart attack is that you know what one feels like. So, if you have pain similar to the heart pain you had with your heart attack, that is much more concerning than other 'pains.' the key is: if it scares you, go get checked.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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