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How can you tell the difference in symptoms of a heart attack & asthma when you feel tightness in your chest and you just feel bad anyway? Very tired.

Can be similar. Sometimes asthma attack and heart attack can both have chest tightness and difficulty breathing. Would need to undergo evaluation in an emergency department for ECG and labs to determine if any evidence of heart damage. Would not typically expect pain radiation to neck or down arm in asthma attack-- but then these do not necessarily happen with heart attacks either. Need objective evaluation. Read more...
Can't always. Associated symptoms vary with heart attack, and wheeze may rarely be present. Usually chest pain/pressure prominent feature, but not always. Asthma needs managed to optimize it and prevent bad flares which could give confusing symptoms. For now, if in doubt, need to go to er for evaluation and treatment. Read more...

Am I at risk of a heart attack or stroke past out rushed to hospital was treated with steroids for asthma but nothing more complained about chest pain but nothing was done about it still having severe chest pain

While . While the pain you are experiencing in your chest can be attributed to your asthma attack, it is better to be safe than sorry. Chest pain can also be attributed to cardiac tissue injury and heart attack. If you are experiencing severe chest pain, contact your doctor immediately to discuss your condition. If your chest pain is intolerable and you have concurrent symptoms such as nausea, shortness of breath and sweating, get help, call 911. You may be having a heart attack. Do not drive. You should go to the emergency room. Read more...
See your provider. If you were discharged, you didn't have a heart attack or stroke, but you need to see your provider to work up the chest pain. You might need a stress test, echocardiogram, or even catheterization; you might not need any more testing, if the pain is really just asthma. But there are many causes of chest pain, and you should see your provider to figure out what is going on. Read more...

22 year old, chest pain, shortness of breathe and dizziness. I do have a history of severe anxiety and asthma. Could it be a heart attack?

Not heart attack. Just by listening to the presentation, i think you are having a panic attack. Asthma could do this due to hyperventilation, but it seems more like panic attack with hyperventilation and feeling of doom. Go to your doctor and be treated appropriately or at least be reassured and help you cope with the anxiety. Read more...
Heart attack is. Unlikely in a 22 year old female. If you have been diagnosed with panic disorder, cardiac causes were previously ruled out and these are the same symptoms previously experienced w panic attacks- then the chances are remote. If you haven't been medically worked up for these symptoms - would encourage that. Read more...
Would doubt it is. Heart attack however, anxiety is a diagnosis of exclusion and even if you do have anxiety you can still have other medical problems causing these symptoms. If persistent, or out of the ordinary for you see your doctor asap. Read more...

Can heart attack symptoms disappear after vomiting? Symptoms were extreme pain in chest all around through back. Shortness of breath. Sweating, vomit.

MI SYMPTOMS vomit. 52 F asks if heart attack Sx disappear after vomiting? ANS: usually not, so suggests due to GI problem such as hiatal hernia, reflux, gas(bad gas), Thanksgiving gorge, food poisoning, to mention a few. But recall that women do not have same Sx of heart attack as men. I would call primary care team. Or if u have had heart attack with these symptoms in past go to ER. Now would be good. . Read more...

I have a dull pain upper left chest. Hurts when inhaling and when I press the area. No heart attack "signs", should I be worried?

Not much. We called this a "reproducible" pain, because you can feel it when you press your rib cage. Most likely not your heart and instead, the muscles or cartilages of the chest. However, I would still suggest a more comprehensive history via a personal or virtual visit to the doctor. I hope this helps, KC. Feel better! Read more...