What is the symtoms for heart attacks or strokes before they happen? For women?

Different symptoms. May have more typical chest pressure, radiation of symptoms into neck, shoulder, arm. Or may just have shortness of breath, or unexplained upper abdominal pain. Stroke symptoms would be one sided weakness, sensation change, or speech changes.
They vary a bit. Both heart attacks and stroke are caused by diseased arteries, affected by a process called atherosclerosis. This is caused by high cholesterol , high blood pressure and smoking . So you can prevent these attacks by knowing about them and getting checked and treated for hbp, high cholesterol and not smoking. Then you would not have to worry about their symptoms which occur too late.
Mostly None, ?Angina. Most heart attacks ; strokes are both sudden ; "clinically silent"; the person having them neither has symptoms or recognizes problems are happening. Angina is classic but symptoms commonly more variable in women. Thus optimize driving factors: NMR particle test (not chol.), hba1c, BP ; emphasize hflc foods. Study my other answers on healthtap for many leads ; specific optimal, not normal, values.

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2 Normal ecgs, have an echo next week but terrified of SCA. Afraid to sleep or exercise. Uncle had heart attack young, grandma stroke. 19 yr female.

Fear. At age 19 if you are healthy- it sounds like your fear is excessive. Consider seeing a therapist to help you work through this. Take care. Read more...
Fight this fear. To be brave, act brave. SCA is sudden cardiac arrest, correct? It almost never happens to folks with normal EKG's and normal echos who are not symptomatic (chest pain, syncope). And shunning exercise and sleep won't save you. At age 19, you need to be working hard to prepare your career, making friends, developing wholesome hobbies. Go out and embrace life -- even if it's not risk-free. Cheers. Read more...

What's the prognosis for a female, hypertensive person with esrd, who had two strokes and heart attack?

Not good . Prognosis not very good. You have multi organ disease. Despite taking extreme precautions, the prognosis is not very good. Take care and good luck. Read more...
ESRD? My acromyogram isn't working too well. If esrd means end-stage renal disease then obviously things aren't going well for you. But you should consult a nephrologist (kidney expert). Read more...
Not very good. Too many variables. Depending on how much she has been disabled from the strokes etc, if she is on dialysis and the blood pressure is now controlled, she can have a relatively decent life for a few years, especially if she is younger. It is imperative that she follows through with her doctors' visits and recommendations, otherwise disaster is looming. If she is quite disabled - comfort care? 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...

Please explain why is it that children with progeria get heart attacks or strokes so easily?

Abnormal metabolism. The accelerated aging syndrome known as progeria truly accelerates the patients aging and illness profile.Their metabolism is marked by the same abnormalities in cholesterol and fat metabolism in childhood as that seen in adult stroke and heart attack victims.Most succumb to complications of coronary heart disease as early as their teens. Read more...

Has vivelle (estradiol) dot patch ever caused heart attacks or strokes?

Yes. Strokes/ heart attacks have reported with estrogen and/or progestin therapy. Some studies showed a slight increase in risks of strokes while others indicate reduced risks. Its important that you discuss any concerns with your physician . The risks/benefits should be addressed and other medical conditions including family history are reviewed before therapy is decided. Take care. Read more...
Vivelle (estradiol) Dot. Vivelle is a transdermal estradiol. While oral estrogen is known to increase unstable plaque risk, and therefore the risk for heart attack and stroke, transdermal should not. . Read more...

Has there been any reports of heart attacks or strokes from using the vivelle (estradiol) dot patch? I had a hystroecomy 5 years ago I had everything removed.

ERT. All Estrogens can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke slightly even vivelle (estradiol) dot, which is an estrodial patch. However, that risk is primarily in the first three months of use and for most patients is only a slight risk. That risk comes back in patients who constantly start and stop their estrogen therapy. If you've been on it more than 3 months i wouldn't worry much unless you smoke. Read more...

What happens if you have a heart attack after a stroke?

Depends. Stokes and heart attacks can vary quite a bit in severity which may mean a lot in predicting what will happen. The long term treatments can be very similar. The short term treatments maybe different. The doctors taking care of the patient will have the best understanding of the priorities in treatment and can better describe what you can expect. Read more...
Treat each one. The history of a stroke may preclude the use of thrombolytics, but should not interfere with medical therapy or stent placement. Read more...

What can cause strokes & heart attacks?

Heart attack stroke. Heart attacks and stroke have several risk factors in common- high blood pressure, smoking, high blood sugar and high blood cholesterol The arteries that supply the brain and the heart have many similarities, so problems that affect these arteries can cause illness of either the heart or the brain. Read more...

Can anyone tell me what causes strokes & heart attacks?

Blood flow. When having a stroke or heart attack there is a lack of blood flow to an area of the brain (stroke) or the heart (heart attack). If the blood flow is not restored in a timely fashion the part of the brain/heart not receiving blood may die. Another type of stroke results from rupture of a blood vessel causing blood to spill and affect the brain. Prevention is the best in both cases. Read more...
Stroke causes. Causes of stroke are numerous. It could be combination of risk factors (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol), clots coming from the heart other arteries, genetic factors or unknown cause. Clots are best treated with blood thinners. Regardless of type of stroke, control of risk factors is very important (blood pressure control, normalization of cholesterol, healthy diet). Read more...