If someone breaks out in sweat and shaking is it a heart attack?

Heart attack. Breaking out in sweat and shaking can happen in many states, heart attack is one of them but not the only one, best to get checked out.

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Laying down and heart suddenly starts pounding real bad, shaking a bit, and feel like I'm in a cold sweat just anxiety? Or heart attack alert?

A female , age 19. is very unlikely to have heart disease that she has not been aware of since childhood! It is more likely that anxiety is playing a role especially if you are worried about your heart! Get a complete physical for reassurance..IT DOES WONDERS! Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...

Sudden onset of extreme shaking all over the body with inability to move at all. Lasts for about 30-60 seconds. Had heart attack 3 weeks ago.?

Get HELP!!!! Not my area of expertise but saw this scrolling thru questions - please get emergent evaluation by MD!! If you are at home with someone notify them NOW about your symptoms. Read more...

Please explain why people sweat when they are having a heart attack?

Body's response. A heart attack can cause a tremendous amount of stress on the body. As a result, stress hormones, like adrenaline, are released, and they cause signs like sweating. Read more...
Fight or flight. During a heart attack, your sympathetic nervous system activates (the fight or flight response), which causes sweating. Read more...

When a person goes into a cold sweat and wants throw-up is this a sign of a heart attack?

Nondiagnostic. Although these symptoms can be seen during a heart attack, they are nonspecific and can occur during other illnesses. A physician would take a thorough history and perform a physical exam,order appropriate tests and then make a diagnosis. If you're having these symptoms,it's important to call your physician for advice and evaluation. Read more...

Could chest pain &tightening around chest cage, sweat, & dizziness be a sign of a certain disease other than heart attack. Heart scan is normal. Could be?

Many causes. Tobacco use is a major risk factor and i urge you to stop smoking. If you have undergone a stress test and it's completely normal, your risk for coronary obstruction falls to <10% but it isn't zero. Other causes include bronchitis, pleurisy, acid reflux and muscular chest wall pain to name a few possibilities. Continue to follow up with your doctor - more testing may be needed. Read more...

Would heart attack symptoms get worse? How fast? Chest pressure, tried to sleep woke up in sweat. Been anxious lots so can't tell...normal vital signs

Anxiety. Anxiety is a very common cause for chest pains. It is thought that the chest muscles tighten to cause it. For some people it may cause actual myocardial ischemic pain but this is very uncommon in young folks. You may need to look into this anxiety diagnosis more. Read more...

Bad On/off pain in chest through to shoulderblade&jaw lasts a few mins, not severe inc heavy head sweats. Dont think heart attack but concerned. What cou?

Serious symptoms. This is a serious situation. You are having symptoms that could indicate that you are having blockages in the arteries around your heart and at risk for a heart attack. You should go to the closest ER if you have pain again or see a primary care doctor or cardiologist as soon as possible. Read more...