What are some of the symptoms of a heart attack patient?

Variable. Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, .

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If patient has possible heart attack symptoms - what tests are done in the ER and how long before results?

Several. Ekg can often show a heart attack, and takes about 30 seconds to hook up and perform. If that does not have answer, blood tests will look for enzymes released by heart when being injured (like in heart attack), and takes about 45 minutes to get, unless have bedside testing (then about 3 minutes). Often admitted to hospital if cannot be sure (always admitted if having heart attack!). Read more...
First care. Urgently oxygen aspirin then ekg for st changes instantly then blood troponins < hour then cath lab. < 90 minutes. Read more...

Lately I have been Feeling sleepy at all times. All day. Despite drinking coffee. Plus less concentration. Going on for At least a week. I am a cardiac patient. Could this be a symptom of heart attack. Thank you.

Depression? Unless you are suffering from severe heart failure, these symptoms are most suggestive of depression and not a heart attack. Read more...
Be safe, get checked. What you are describing doesn't sound like a heart attack. However, a young person with a history of heart disease and these symptoms is concerning.
This combination does sound like it could be depression but with your history it is wise to see your doctor and make sure it is not your heart disease progressing or some other medical condition like thyroid disease. Read more...

What is a good way for a heart attack patient be transported?

Quickly// variable. Aspirin oxygen by ambulance depending on location of patient, ambulance and hospital with cardiac capabilities supine head up 20 degrees if pulse and BP ok ( to reduce aspiration ) monitor pulse and BP if possible check ekg and call er and send. If way away- car as quickly as possible or meet the ambulance part way. Read more...

Can a heart attack patient drink linden tea?

linden tea. I can find no credible scientific evidence of what is in the tea and what it actually does. Given that, prudence dictates not using linden tea. Read more...

Why do paramedics use defibrillators with a heart attack patient?

Restore heart rhythm. During a heart attack the heart tissues are starved for oxygen. When this happens the heart rhythm deteriorates and instead of beating the heart muscle fibrillates- sort of wiggles- instead of contracting as a unit. This is called ventricular fibrillation. Delivering a jolt of electricity to the heart interrupts the wiggles and allows the heart muscle to resume normal contractions. Read more...
Fibrillation . Some patients who suffer a heart attack develop deadly heart rhythms called ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. The heart does not contract properly under these conditions and without external defibrillation to shock the heart back into normal the patient would die. Read more...

What can paramedics inject into a heart attack patient to bust a clot?

Risky. If a heart attack is suspected, treatment today would be intervention (angioplasty, stent, etc). Thrombolytics can be given, but since other disease processes can mimic heart attacks, giving thrombolytics, or clot- busting drugs, in the field prior to physician evaluation, can lead to devastatingly bad results. Paramedics should stabilize and transport. Read more...

If someone is on viagra (sildenafil) they cannot take nitroglycerin. So what would be given in an ambulance to a heart attack patient who regularly takes viagra (sildenafil)?

No easy answer. Based on BP and how frequent the patient is monitored and how active the chest pain. The key is drop in BP and that may cause more harm, Also viagra (sildenafil) has a short half-life, so if the patient took if many hours prior, and has a stable BP, NTG is an option, and then there is a hypertensive patient, NTG may be beneficial to get the BP down and decrease workload. Read more...

What are main steps to follow when a patient was affected by an heart attack?

Early or late? Early: oxygen, aspirin, heparin, betablocker, IV nitroglycerin. Heart cath, revascularization if indicated; late: no smoking, cardiac rehab, aspirin, betablocker, ace-inhibitor, statin, low fat diet, return to normal activity. Read more...
Get help. Number one, a heart attack victim has to recognize or even think it is a n attack. If it is ongoing, call 911. Many victims do not call 911 because they will be embarressed if it turns out not to be an attack. If it is chronic chest pain, seek medical care. The symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain or ressure, shortness of breath, pain radiating to bottom of jaw or left arm or right arm. Read more...