Many varied forms. A heart attack and a stroke are two anatomically different problems with both due to the sudden blockage of blood flow, the former to the heart, the later to the brain. Heart attack pain can be any discomfort in the chest from severe pressure to mild ache or even no pain, just nausea. Stroke usually causes no pain but loss of vision, speech, strength in an arm or leg or dizziness.
Often none. Strokes are different than heart attacks (seems obvious, right?) pain is very common with heart problems. On the contrary, strokes do not usually cause pain, unless a complication occurs. Some strokes involving sensory cortex or thalamus may cause pain as a primary symptom. Subarachnoid hemorrhage or intracranial bleeds may cause pain at stroke onset.
Heart attack. A stroke is to the brain what a heart attack is to the heart. You could call a stroke a brain attack. They don't clinically look alike because losing brain tissue causes neurologic symptoms and heart attack causes heart symptoms like pain and shortness of breath.
Heart. 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.
See. Stroke. Org and heart. Org for good info.
Chest and brain. Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia both have some common risk! Smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, hyperlipemia heart pain is severe, substernal and radiates to neck or left arm commonly. Stroke may be painless, fast face numbness, arm weak, speech slur.
During my panic attacks my BP rise around 130-140 over 100 will it cause heart attack or stroke? And does it make me a hypertensive person?
Brief - No problem. For an adult a systolic pressure of 140 is elevated but will not cause heart attack or stroke in the short term. If systolic pressure is persistently elevated it will gradually cause problems, especially as the heart has to work harder. Most adults should have a BP of ~100-125/60-80 when they are calm and relaxed. BP readings during a panic attack are not adequate for diagnosing hypertension.
Not likely. Check several times a day and record for your doctor. Get help, for the panic attacks. Panic, fight, flight release Adrenalin and raise pulse and BP transiently. But very high BP even briefly can do damage so do not ignore.
My mother recently died from a heart attack while having a stroke during dialysis. How could this be?
Not sure. Not sure what happened. Heart attack can cause a stroke but not the other way around. You should talk to her doctor who may be able to give you the most likely chain of events.
Not sure. Too many factors to answer directly. Stroke and heart attack are usually separate events. Dialysis increases risk of both.
Rest 6-8 weeks. As a neurologist, I generally have a policy that strongly prohibits any medical procedure which is invasive or could potentially require the use of anesthesia of any sort in stroke patients who had their event less than 6 to 8 weeks prior. Life-and-death procedures are different so in those instances risks must be weighed against benefits.
How high of BP is high enough to seek ER help? During anxiety it goes up high like 150/111! :-/ I don't want a stroke or heart attack during this.
Elevated BP. Blood pressure readings can change throughout the day, depending on a number of factors. Checking your blood pressure in the mornings, and at night may help you get a better idea of what your trends are. If most of your readings are within normal range, you are less likely to have the damage to your arteries that ultimately leads to heart attacks and strokes.