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Avatar n tn Could I have possible had a heart attack? I am a 38 yr. old female. Also, if I were to be okay for the evening and go see my doc tomorrow, would he be able to tell if I indeed had a heart attack with blood work or EKG? Thanks so much!
Avatar n tn Very over looked in today's medicine are Homocysteine levels which can damage the arterial linings and lead to heart attack and stroke. Also CRP (C-Reactive Protein) levels that are high cause inflamation and can cause unstable plaque to break away from an artery wall and block an already narrow artery causing a heart attack. Although scientists are getting the word out about measuring these blood levels as a regular practice in medicine. You should read up on how to lower these levels.
1344197 tn?1392822771 Hysterectomy for benign, non cancerous, indications is one of the commonest surgical procedures in women, but the association between the procedure and the increase risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart attack and stroke is not fully understood. Hysterectomy has traditionally been considered the method of choice for treating a variety of benign, non-cancerous, gynecological disorders due to the low surgical complication rate and definite cure of these diseases.
469720 tn?1388149949 Early detection of PAD is important because these women are at significantly increased risk, and preventive measures can be taken. Women with PAD have four times the risk of heart attack and stroke. A person with an ABI of 0.3 (high risk) has a 2 to 3 fold increased risk of 5-year cardiovascular death compared to a patient with an ABI of 0.95 (normal or low risk).
214864 tn?1229718839 2, 2007) — Older women who experience at least one full-blown panic attack may have an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke and an increased risk of death in the next five years, according to a new report. Panic attacks involve the sudden development of fear, anxiety or extreme discomfort accompanied by four or more additional symptoms, according to background information in the article.
469720 tn?1388149949 Use of birth control pills and pregnancy pose special stroke risks for women. Prior stroke, TIA or heart attack - The risk of stroke for someone who has already had one is many times that of a person who has not. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are "warning strokes" that produce stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. TIAs are strong predictors of stroke.
Avatar n tn I have been feeling a lot of symptoms to a stroke or heart attack, but everyone says that I'm too young to have anything wrong with my heart, and that it is muscular. But I'm feeling a lot of chest pain and other symptoms that won't go away and I want to clear things up. Otherwise, I'm very active and healthy.
Avatar n tn The neurologist thinks these headaches are migraines and not related to the stroke, but he also says that the headache symptoms she describes are not typical in migraines. Could her headaches and cerebellum stroke be related also? I'm concerned that the doctor is being too quick to assume the stroke occured before birth when he also says that an MRI can NOT show the age of a stroke.
Avatar n tn Re: female symptoms of heart attack or stroke [ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Heart Forum ] [ FAQ ] Posted by CCF Cardio MD - APS on August 19, 1997 at 19:56:31: In Reply to: female symptoms of heart attack or stroke posted by jen on August 15, 1997 at 14:42:21: : I heard that the medical profession was going to update the list of symptons for heart attacks and strokes.
Avatar n tn I am heading towards those menopausal years when women catch up to men in heart attack statistics. Because of that heart ct, I am thinking ahead. I do not agree with the hormone therapy for menopausal women-but I know it offers some cardiovascular protection? Here comes the wacko question-is anyone in the medical field currently prescribing bloodletting for menopausal women? Thanks-these forums are excellent because focus is on the details, not the first impressions.
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear you are having such a difficult time right now. I also have episodes of SVT and am near your age. I am not aware of any increased risk of stroke with PSVT. It has always been my understanding that the increase in stroke rate common in arrhythmia is associated with Atrial Fibrillation, which is a different arrhythmia than PSVT.
Avatar dr m tn Sleep apnea is a very common condition that if left untreated, can cause anything from depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, heart attack or stroke. It’s estimated that up to 1/4 of all men and 1/10 of all women may have at least some degree of sleep apnea. The frightening statistic is that about 90% of women with sleep apnea are not diagnosed. Instead they are being treated for the complications of untreated sleep apnea, rather than the cause itself.
266195 tn?1215314011 This has hapened before but I called anambulance straight away because I thought it was a heart attack. They told me it was Tetany induced by my panic, does this sound right?? Is this dangerous? It doesent feel good at all. I'm so frightened. Anyone ever have this??? I feel alone...
237039 tn?1264261657 SO glad to see the update! Sorry PVC Queen :) , but is not weird at all to me if you look back up, past all the garbage, which I am responsible for, to Chatter†Ally's original post.... Your right coronary artery is blocked 90% which can/will cause the SOB and chest pains. This could cause you to have a heart attack, and If this blockage is considered "organic heart disease", which I do not believe it is, the SVT could be serious as the little write-up says below.
Avatar n tn female symptoms of heart attack or stroke posted by CCF Cardio MD - APS on August 19, 1997 at 19:56:31: Please see http://www.heartinfo.org for a comprehensive discussion of the differences and unique symptoms experienced by women. After you reach the HeartInfo home page, click on the search HeartInfo button and then search for the word "women". You will be presented with a whealth of information on the topic.
Avatar n tn there are some people had there stroke attack at early age.. i had a patient before.. she's 18 years old.. it's because of her dietary lifestyle.. she keeps on eating chicken skin, actually a lot of cholesterol..
Avatar n tn CT, MRI, MRA, EKC, EEG, blood work, TEE (while completely awake, since I was pregnant, and I chose to have it done awake -- not sure why anyone would not have this test done if offered since it can provide valuable information about a possible hole in the heart causing stroke-like symptoms). The only abnormal test results I got was that my Circle of Willis (a blood pathway in the back of the head) was slightly abnormal in that one side bulged and the other constricted.
Avatar n tn I just found out that high levels can cause stroke! I also recovered very quickly and have no residual symptoms. I do have to say that having a baby is definitely motiviation to get better quickly.
299260 tn?1304219705 I wish Savana was bigger to keep us warmer - I tell you I almost had a heart attack with our last gas bill . . . and we keep the temp in the 60s in our house! Ah well . . . . She is a really sweet kitty. (Don't laugh) but I am talking to a cat behavioral specialist on Friday b/c she is having a hard time getting used to the house and our other cat . . . and I won't give up on her!
Avatar n tn No HX in family of HBP. Currently testing for pheochromocytes. K level exact mid-line @ 4.3 mEq/L. Stroke has been R/O Thoughts?
469720 tn?1388149949 Decisions made during this period can great influence that liklihood of success and the degree of recovery following a stroke or heart attack. From NY Times. Anahad OConnor THE FACTS Really? Anahad O’Connor tackles health myths. Last week the entertainer Rosie O’Donnell surprised fans when she announced that she recently had a heart attack. Ms. O’Donnell wrote on her blog that she felt an ache in her chest and soreness in her arms, followed by nausea and a “clammy” feeling.
Avatar n tn Why are women treated differently then men when presenting with symptoms of a heart attack? Why are women more often then men brushed off or diagnosed as having an anxiety attack? Until recently is wasnt as well recognized that women often present with symptoms different from men. Some of this has to do with the fact that a lot of the original trials contained a larger majority of men thus skewing what was reported for symptoms and demographics of what was considered normal.
Avatar n tn After a few weeks, I was diagnosed as having a seizure disorder caused by scar tissue from the stroke, thus the symptoms were like the stroke given that thesame area of the brain was involved. Anti-seizure medication stopped the symptoms cold (first Depakote which I didn't tolrate and now Neurontin which is great). After the seizure disorder was diagnosed, my neuroligist (who was not the same one I saw with the stroke) started to run and re-run tests (Arteriogram, TEE, echo, etc.
Avatar f tn For two generations all 24 parents, aunts and uncles who are blood related have died of a heart attack or stroke. Including my Mom's brother and father after who both died of sudden attacks at 47 y.o. On top of my symptoms, I now have indigestion that feels like I have a giant lump of bread stuck in my throat. Every now and then it spasms and it really hurts down to my breastbone. I haven't been able to eat dinner for the last two days due to the pain. I think maybe I should go to the e.r.
182884 tn?1259316506 Hi, I am a 54 year old female with history of high blood pressure, high cholesteral and chest pain incident one month ago. Had classic heart attack symptoms, but did not go to ER. Did go home and take an asp, and went to bed. I had a presurgical clearnace for a foot fusion, ( surgery ) a couple of weeks ago and told the dr. about my chest pain. She ordered a Stress test to see what was going on with my heart and my surgery was put on hold.
Avatar n tn I am 35 and 5'4 165 lbs. I was diagnosedw/underactive thyroid and Mitral valve prolapse in 1990 . I went through heart monitors & ekg, and echos every year. The tech told me my echos showed very minor prolapse. Lately I have been getting them often, I'm noticing that I am very tired and They are brought on after I eat. I get bloated and have to belch alot . It has been happening for 1 hr straight a day every 5 min. I know what panic attacks are because I suffered them in early 90's.
Avatar m tn I m dignosed with post stroke syndrome/central pain syndrome recently. Suffering both post stroke pain and chronic fibromyalgia at the same time that has made my life miserable. I get daily migraine tension type headaches, burning pricking numbness pain, stiffness and bad muscle spasms. Amitriptyline, cymbalta, baclofen gave me bad side effects. I m hoping someone can share their success with other drugs. I m willing to give it a try. Thks in advance!
Avatar m tn My question is what your opinion is about how much this raises my chances of having a stroke or heart attack? My blood pressure is normally good, but I am on a cholesterol lowering drug (20 MG of Simavastin). Experiencing these auras is unsettling enough but hearing about the possibility of an increased risk of stroke really causes me to be very concerned. I thank you for your time and I look forward to your response. Sincerely, Dave L.
Avatar n tn I have had numerous ECGs, an echocardiogram, a holter monitor, and everything shows my heart to be normal. But during a panic attack, my first thought has been the rapid heart rate must mean I have a dire heart condition. I have been relaxing a little after reading some of the messages here that panic attacks are not dangerous - but became alarmed again after reading your message. Please advise!
177505 tn?1220445858 ( I thought iwas having a stroke or a heart attack, or some other heart / brain related issue... :( its so scary.. i'm only 20... so heart attacks, strokes, brain disorders, sound scary...