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100% healthy, no hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or diabetes, ideal weight, very active, 59 y.o. woman, 2 days later, heart attack, related?

There are known. risk factors for coronary artery disease and you have named them but there is also genetics. In addition you haven't mentioned smoking or emotional distress. Takasubu can cause heart attack in a distressed woman and perhaps that is the root of the event. Smoking can undo all the good for the things you mentioned. Read more...

What is the safest ssri for health anxiety! Sertraline states heart attack as a side effect and at prolongation how is this safe I need some help?

All are ok. Your apprehension may cause problems with you getting the benefit from your ssri. If you take your pill ; then wait for something bad to happen you're likely to get anxious/panic ; think you're having a reaction--they all work ; they all take a couple weeks to start working. Zoloft/sertralinec is as good as any. Read more...

I'm not obese and don't have high blood pressure. My dad had heart attack survived and grandparents had diabetes. Am I high risk preg/in general a risk?

Not necessarily. Just because your dad and grandparents had heart disease and diabetes does not mean that you automatically have those illnesses although you may have the predisposition. If you eat healthy, exercise regularly, do not smoke or drink, make time to relax , and have regular physical check ups, you could avoid those illnesses. Read more...

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...

What's my chance to get a heart attack? No family history, smoking or diabetes, low BP and cholesterol. Bmi 19.5, but have anxiety and high stress.

Tx. Hello. I can not provide you with a statistical probability. But, the fact that you are asking the question means that you are concerned and that your stress levels are likely to be at least moderate. Consider cognitive behavioral therapy to address & reduce these symptoms. The pay off is improved quality of life. Take care. Read more...
Low end . Keep up, the good work! walk or exercise and you are on the best track you control. Read more...

I have prehypertension. BP is 135/85. Both my parents have hypertension. Scared I'm going to have heart attack or stroke young. 19 y/o female. Help?

BP. Your blood pressure is not that high, plus, genetics is not enough reason to get it, as long as you control the other factors (diet, weight, life styles, regular exercises) & have regular annual checkups by your PCP. Read more...