Does heart attack always mean pain?

Not always. Typical symptom is chest pain however heart attacks could present with shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, etc. About a fourth or more of heart attacks are estimated to be silent, i.e. Without symptoms.
Not always. Some folks actually do not have pain n the normal sense. Diabetics are often in this group.

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What does it mean to have a heart attack at the bottom of the heart?

Inferior myocardial. it means infarction of the inferior wall of the heart which is usually supplied by the right coronary artery. It usually is less serious than an anterior MI but still can be fatal. Read more...

I have all the heart attack symptoms, does this mean I will have one soon?

Get to the ER. If you have all the symptoms of a heart attack, forget health tap and get to the hospital. If you have angina, chest pain that occurs with exertion, go see a cardiologist. Angina can be stable or unstable and would likely be treated differently. Read more...
Heart attack. If you think you have all the symptoms, best and safest course is to be checked out by a doctor or er asap. Read more...
Get Checked. 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, . Read more...

Have experienced many symptom of a heart attack, does it mean I'm going to have one?

Doctor can evaluate. Doctors cannot predict when a particular patient will have a heart attack. Doctors usually talk about the risk of having a heart attack. If a patient has a 25% chance of a heart attack in 2013, that means out of 4 such patients, 1 will have a heart attack. However, 3 out of 4 such patients should not have a heart attack that year. A doctor can evaluate probable heart attack symptoms, right away. Read more...
Dr Kwok is right. I would add, additionally, that if you are having any symptoms attributable to heart attack, that you need to see a doctor, in person, asap. Health tap may help you get the right answer, but if you're the 1 out of 4, you might not get your answer until too late. Read more...

One of my close family members had a heart attack. Does that mean i'll have one too?

Not necessarily. But hopefully this will prompt you to get a thorough evaluation of your cardiovascular risk, and then to take the steps needed to reduce your risk. Good luck! Read more...

I read xanthalasma means you'll have a heart attack in 10 yrs I'm only 33 :- (is this true?

No, not true. Hi. Xanthelasma are a marker of some cases of extremely high cholesterol (LDL). First of all, ask your doc to do a lipid panel. Make sure what you have really are xanthelasma. Have your doc check your tendons for tendon xanthomata. There is absolutely no time limit on when heart attacks occur in the setting of xanthelasma or any xanthomata. But if LDL is very high, of course you're at high risk. Read more...

Every now and then I have this pain like im havi ng a heart. Attack but its not what does that mean?

Risk assessment . 24 y/o male possibly to young for heart disease but after a good physical and risk assessment/history is possible to r/o that possibility. Stress test maybe indicated. Also chest wall pain/costochondritis, asthma, acid reflux/heartburn disease. Consult a physician. Read more...

Left ventrecal only 40 percent after mild heart attack how bad do it mean my heart is can I live a normal life still?

Yes. Ejection fraction of %40 is less than normal and it means that your heart pumping function has been affected but yes you can have a normal lifestyle ... Managing blood pressure , appropriate excercide and diet can all help with achieving an optimal life style ... Read more...
Normal life: yes! 40% is a mildly impaired heart. It often improves over time as the areas of your heart on the margins of the heart attack zone recover. Medication helps avoid unwanted remodeling, keeps your stent patent, and lowers your risk of new heart attack. Join cardiac rehab, stop smoking completely, take your meds, adjust your diet, and you can live full and normal life! Read more...