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Should I go to the er"? I am a 56 yr old female, diabetes, high blood pressure. Having off and on stomach pain in the middle and left side, pain in my neck and ear and some jaw pain. I thought these may be symptoms of a heart attack in women. I have no in

Hello. . Hello. I don't know what your pain represents. 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%. Whenever int doubt it is best to take the cautious road. Jaw pain in a woman with diabetes and high blood pressure is of concern. Read more...
You . You have lots of symptoms. It is difficult to tell. Jaw, left arm and chest (between the breasts) pain is suggestive of heart attack and time is of the essence. This pain lasts more than 5 minutes. This can be an emergency. If you have pain that lasts seconds and comes and goes over days that's different. I cannot tell without knowing more specifics and I do urge you to get checked out to be sure and be safe. Read more...
Would not hurt... As a general rule, i instruct my patient that if they ever think it is possible they are having a heart attack, then it is possible they are having a heart attack and should be evaluated as if they are. You have lots of medical problems, and certainly women (and diabetics) can have pain that is different from the "classic" description. I suggest you go to the er or see your doc asap. Read more...
Find out what's wron. What are you waiting for, an ambulance? Get yourself to the er to be evaluated. Read more...

Is it rare for a 23yo female to have a heart attack?

Yes, very rare. Unless you have congenital heart disease a heart attack would be extremely rare. If you are a young lady with anxiety you may have "panic attacks" which produce rapid heart rate, chest pain and/or trouble breathing - all of which imitate heart trouble but are not and can be scary nonetheless. If you are worried about your heart you can always see the doc who RX sertraline to check it out. Read more...

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...

My cardiologist says he suspects I've had a silent heart attack. I've had no symptoms or knowledge of this. What now? 71 years, female.

You get medicine. Patient with history of previous heart attacks are expected to be on multiple medications that control the blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and possibly heart rate, Sometimes a cardiologist could discuss a diagnostic plan that includes a catheterization based on your risk and symptoms. Feel free to discuss what's next with your heart doctor. Read more...
Depending on. overall health options include medical management which includes control of risk factors, and use of antiplatelets,statins or cardiac cathterization. Read more...
Secondary prevention. You need to keep LDL. Read more...

31yr old female. Went to ER with ALL heart attack symptoms. HR 144 BP 136/83. arms lost circulation, turned blue. Tests normal. Discharged within 3hrs?

Hmm. What did they tell you caused your symptoms? We always recommend to follow up with a doctor after your emergency room visit to put things together and also see how you are doing. If having persistent , recurrent symptoms another recheck at the emergency room is warranted. Good luck. Read more...

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...
Many. Chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, arm pain , neck pain, lightheadedness, etc. ... Although you may not have all these symptoms .. And the symptom(s) may be subtle. Read more...

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...
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...