Heart attack symptoms people ignore

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994817 tn?1249738278 Some people confuse heart attack with symptoms of an MI (myocardial infarction). Infarction means heart muscle damage. An infarct is an area of necrotic (dead) cells in heart tissues. An MI (heart attack) can not go on very long without cardiac arrest. Symptoms can go on and off, etc. for a very long time or can result quickly to a heart attack (MI). If you are have heart related heart pains (angina), that condition can slowly or quickly damage heart cells.
Avatar f tn I realize the cardiologist is the one with the education, training , and degrees, but I do get concerned about a stroke or heart attack when these episodes happen. I do not have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I do not smoke. I get enough sleep. I manage my stress. I have stopped taking the medications that caused weight gain and lost 25 pounds in the last six months, with another 50-60 planned (which will bering me to a BMI of 26). I am NOT depressed. Is this guy right?
1416436 tn?1300317239 And I am currently going through some rough anxiety right now and I had a panic attack last night(symptoms included, feeling heat waves all through my body, feeling sick, having vision problems, and the occassional "what if" thoughts) And usually for me when I get an anxiety relapse it last anywhere from 3 days to a little over a week. I was just wondering about how long it lasts for other people. So my question is this, when you get stuck in anxiety mode, how long does it last?
716924 tn?1235869479 All this started with a close death in the family. He was 49 years. The cause was a heart attack. All this started roughly about that time. So I am sure Anxiety/Panic has something to do with it. Well thats about the sum of it. Just want to match up with others.
Avatar n tn I was told skipped heart beats are normal and some people notice them more than others. I still get them from time to time, but have managed to ignore them and they do go away. You mentioned you drink only one cup of coffee....try de-caf as well as decaf tea. I switched from regular tea to decaf and it did seem to help. To put your mind at ease, maybe you should see a cardiologist. Good Luck..
4165464 tn?1384457741 Im having major heart palpatations and now im starting to become short of breath and light headed.
Avatar m tn I'm not a doctor, but I understand people can be having a heart attack and still have a normal or near normal blood pressure. Heart attacks in women don't always include the same/typical symptoms as they do in men. Also, it's fairly common in women that symptoms of a heart attack come and go--so just because the clear up doesn't mean you're not having a heart attack. Better safe than sorry, right? I would seek medical attention immediately. First, take a 325 mg.
Avatar f tn I was taken by ambulance from work last night to R/O possible heart attack. I have been having "episodes" of chest discomfort, pressure, tightness, burning under the sternum, and a "twinging" pain between the shoulder blades with nausea lasting usually 35 minutes or more that come and go for over 8 days now.
1481758 tn?1287638643 If you had the symptoms in ER, they would have done an ECG as one of the first tests, this is routine. An ECG isn't the most accurate diagnostic tool, but it would certainly show a heart attack occurring.
1578384 tn?1296345457 I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation last November and was put on Coumadin and some other medication. Angiogram shows 50% blockage of one artery. Diagnosed having a weak heart working at 40%. Yesterday a burning pain came over both shoulders equally, upper back, chest and neck. It was like a muscle burn during a hard workout but I wasn't doing anything. It's happened before but not this strong and not for this length of time. Approx 5 minutes.
Avatar f tn hi,i had a massive heart attack bk in june2010 im 36yrs old ive got 2 stents back in july i has another angiogram when they went up there to look at my stents the doctor told me i might need bypass so why are these drs not going to do it? also they never listened to me b4 i had my heart attack.im confused i dont knw what to do..anything would help....
Avatar f tn A possible culprit is severe gastro esophogeal acid reflux (GERD), which can easily mimic the symptoms of heart attack and cause debillitating pain. IF that's the problem, you don't want to ignore it any more than you would ignore a heart problem. GERD can eventually lead to cancer of the esophogus if not treated. Bottom line: get to a doctor and don't wait!
Avatar f tn Recently had a EKG (actually two) and it suggested a prior mild heart attack. I am scheduled by my cardiologist for a nuclear stress test. I was questioned about any chest pains and could remember none. However, I do remember that my dentist a number of yrs. ago, injected novocaine and I had a terrible reaction, shakiness , flushed and having a difficult time breathing. The doctor said sometime the injection will go straight into my blood system and cause this .
Avatar m tn On April this year, I went to the Doctor because I had a pretty severe panic attack, which I was convinced it was something wrong with me. The doctor checked my heart, ran an EKG, made some blood tests, and everything was good and ok. He said it was anxiety and panic disorder as well. A couple of months before that, I went to the doctor as well and she said the same thing. right now I am feeling the same symptoms, but I am not sure if it is panic attacks or what.
Avatar n tn Not all heart attacks come on suddenly and stay at a certain level. Some people have no symptoms at all of a heart attack only to find out that they had one after all. My grandfather when I was 9, went to a hockey game with my dad and uncle. After he came home, from my understanding he had this same sort of thing going on, and kept saying he was fine. He was only 50. He passed away from a heart attack and could have gone to the hospital and maybe still been alive today. Maybe.
Avatar n tn Does this sound like heart attack symptoms? I have been put on a prescription for beta blocker and given nitro spray, had an ecg, chest xray and blood tests but still waiting for results.
Avatar n tn My mother died at age 66 of a massive heart attack. Is it possible that this episode is a symptom of heart disease or a pre curser to a heart attack? I should also mention that during rest I felt fine. When I was up moving around or moving my left arm is when I felt the pain. Also during the beginning of the attack it was very hard to take a deep breath. This would make the pain worse. If this was a heart attack or a symptom of one what steps should I take now that I am feeling ok?
Avatar f tn I have been having pain in my left arm, back, jaw. You name a heart attack symptom and I have it. It has been a week since all this started and it is getting worse by the day. Sometimes I can convince myself it is anxiety then other times I just start to freak out. My grandma just died in February of a heart attack and I have the same symptoms she did. It is driving me crazy I just can't stop worrying about it. I dont want to go to the ER and feel stupid.
Avatar m tn Whenever my body releases adrenaline, whether its from being startled, nervousness, excitement, or anything, I get a quick, sharp pain in my stomach/abdomen area that feels like an electric shock. I also begin to experiment panic attack symptoms like chest discomfort, and heart palpitations. The stomach area pain usually goes away within minutes, but sometimes it stays for a while, depending on how strong the adrenaline rush was.
Avatar n tn If there was a heart attack that usually indicates heart muscle damage, and that would impair heart contractions and if serious the lack of blood flow can cause heart failure. There may never be any further symptoms like what you have experienced (if a heart problem) until the heart fails and that results in pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs), enlarged heart, shortness of breath, muscle fatigue and eventually cardiac arrest. I had heart failure and never experienced any symptoms prior.
Avatar n tn 30 and as i steped across the road wipeing the sweat from my forehead i suddely felt frozen and very heavy almost callapsing then my vision went to tunnel, i sat down regaining my senses procieded to dr,s office and was given ekg and found that i just had a heart attack why dont the symptoms fit the condition no arm pain no real pain to speak of , just the coldest and heavyist ive ever expirienced ?
Avatar f tn Both of my hands had sharp shooting pain & numbness all th way to the middle of my forearm. It lasted the whole night & it was difficult to sleep by the next morning it was still hurting & it finally went away about two hours after I had awaken. Shortly sfter my heart began to flutter often. It's actually starting to frightn me now as it flutters more often now. I smoke cigarettes & I am in the process of quitting.
Avatar m tn IF your problem is related to stress, this is what I can think of, symptoms from stress vary, they are a lot, so many that they could cover all the related symptoms from other diseases. some people have symptoms like getting a heart attack (severe chest pains, numbness in the arms etc), other people have severe pain all over their body, and other people have tingling torturing sensations all over their body.