Heart attacks symptoms in women

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Avatar n tn Now having had 2 heart attacks in less than 2 years, with no risk factors, I'm thinking it has to be something very rare causing this. The first MI was from a blockage (yet, I don't have high cholesterol or a family hx). But no one can figure out why I had the recent MI. I'm a 41 yr old female and I'm feeling like a ticking time bomb. My symptoms are not getting better and I'm getting really frustrated. I am to return to school this Fall so I'd like to figure this out soon.
Avatar m tn Please read, pay attention, and send it on!... FEMALE HEART ATTACKS I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I've ever read. Women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have ... you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in movies. Here is the story of one woman's experience with a heart attack.
Avatar f tn the past 2 days the pain in arm and chest comes and goes..and i've read that in women symptoms are different sometimes than in men..im worried because the pain is becoming more frequent than it has been..
Avatar n tn Dear CCF MD, This is so called heart month, where every morning show and news station has a segment on Heart health, most focusing on the differece between cardiac symptoms among men and women. It seems to me I am hearing more and more tragic stories of women dying suddenly from heart attacks, most of them had sought medical attention weeks, days and even hours before collapsing and from what I have been told the majority of them were given a diagnosis of "stressed out".
Avatar n tn My question is, now I am experiencing some other things that I have read could be the early warning signs of an impending heart attack in women, they are - spasmodic dry cough (comes out of the blue, sometimes 12 x day, others 2 x day), and I am suffering from very interrupted sleep. I am waking up almost every hour on the hour every night for the past week or so. I also suffer from extreme bouts of fatigue (not always in conjuction with lack of sleep).
214864 tn?1229718839 ScienceDaily (Oct. 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.
Avatar n tn People usually have vague symptoms (they feel tired, sluggish, have "heartburn" symptoms, chest pains they dismiss as aches, or think they are run down or ill). My father was sent home a number of times from emergency rooms from the time he was about 42. They called it heartburn. At 47 he had an emergency bypass, but by then his symptoms were "classic heart attack". My brother in law had a "surprise" heart attack at 40.
377012 tn?1283969035 After I got really sick (pneumonia in both lungs) the emerg. found a weird sound to my heart and I got sent for a bunch of tests. Came back that I have mitral valve prolapse (caused to weird sound) and untsustained ventricular and supra ventricular tachycardia. The tachycardia's, even when I am not aware of them, cause the anxiety/ panic attacks. My tachycardias were caught on 24 hour monitors. Although anxiety/ panic attacks can be caused for seemingly no reason.
Avatar n tn He told me he has been a doctor for almost 25 years and has seen cases where young women come in with these symptoms and have heart attacks and do not have a thing wrong with the heart. Except for the consumption of caffine and aspartame. He also told me that in those cases the heart was extremely clean, no build up. He saw from the test mine was the same way. I don't know what to think. I have not heard anything about this till just recently. Is it possible? I FELL SOOO STUPID!!
Avatar n tn are the attacks I'm describing like anything one with a heart condition might have? I've heard women sometimes have different symptoms than men when it comes to their heart.
Avatar n tn The statistics I saw while researching prior to open heart surgery indicated that women tolerated surgery better than men, which is to say more women survived the surgery than men. I don't recall if this was an apples-to-apples study, where the same procedure was done on both men and women. I know it was not a bypass study. If I can find the citations, I'll post them for you.
469720 tn?1388149949 To combat this major public health issue, Vascular Medical specialist recommend greater screening efforts by the medical community through the use of the ankle brachial index (ABI) test. PAD Under-recognized in Women Like heart disease, peripheral arterial disease is under-recognized in women. According to a survey of primary care physicians conducted in 2002, nearly all recognized that older people are more susceptible to PAD, and identified men as being susceptible to PAD.
Avatar n tn Just recently my mother had the full cardiac workup just because of these symptoms. I would talk to your cardiologist about it. A woman’s heart attack symptoms are more likely to be unrelated to the classic crushing chest pain.
Avatar n tn I am 31 yrs old women. I feeling chest pain on my left hand side on heart side. This pain is on since last 4 days.ECG,X-ray and blood report was fine. But still I feel pain. Infact when I talk I feel pain sometimes. I will o for stress test also just understand the purpose of this pain if his related to cardio. Are these cardio disorder symptoms?
Avatar m tn Panic disorder is twice as common in women as in men. Symptoms usually begin before age 25, but may occur in the mid 30s. Although panic disorder may occur in children, it is often not diagnosed until they are older. Symptoms A panic attack begins suddenly, and most often peaks within 10 - 20 minutes. Some symptoms may continue for an hour or more. A panic attack may be mistaken for a heart attack.
Avatar n tn But this week I have started waking up, can almost sense it in my dream and boom my heart will zoom and will most of the time settle down. Tonight it feels like I have a pain in my groin area of my right leg and then the tingly feeling comes over my body . I took a 1/2 of a alparzolam. What is freaking me out is my leg has never felt this way before. I am telling myself its the adrenaline, the anxiety etc. but of course I am thinking blood clot, um you name it, it rolls through my head.
Avatar n tn Dear Jami, There have been research studies in the past that showed association of panic attacks with decreased levels of estrogen in women. In an article printed in Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 41(9): 633-9 1996 Sep, the authors concluded that the brains in women have been shown to be an estrogen target organ.
Avatar f tn Wikipedia lists "panic attacks" under possible symptoms of hypothyroidism. I don't have them, but I do know another hypothyroid person who does. She has also had a lot of depression and mood instability. There was that medical study that concluded that T3 supplementation in addition to standard T4 treatment helped improve mood and mental functioning in hypothyroid patients. Later studies tried to repeat the findings and found no improvement. Hmm...
Avatar n tn I am no longer anxious 24/7 but I suffer massive anxiety at work when it gets busy. Recently I read that there research linking panic attacks to heart attacks ,in young women too( due to spasms of coronary arteries, hardening of arteries etc). This is throwing me right back to constant anxiety as I cannot stop obsessing over the possibility of heart attack.
Avatar n tn I had the old classic type along with a stroke. Some people have silent heart attacks, especially women I think. They are discovered during an EKG.
Avatar n tn Unless the ECG is taken at the time of damage, the remaining changes are not really able to be dated too easily. Most Heart attacks on an ecg are usually classified as either actue (meaning now) or age indeterminate (meaning changes are there, unable to be dated) because of the above limitations.
469720 tn?1388149949 Only 13 percent of women think heart disease is a threat to their health. The misleading notion that heart disease is not a real problem for women can be blamed in part on medical research. For a very long time, heart disease studies have focused primarily on men. Changes are under way, but some doctors still fail to recognize the warning signs displayed by female patients.
Avatar n tn Let me add that there is also a component to heart issues predominantly occurring in near pre or post menospausal women where the larger common coronary arteries are clear, the heart chambers etc. itself looks great, but the tiny, tiny microvessels of the heart that are within the heart muscle appear to either develop placques, can spasm leading to arrhythmias and there is really no way that current technology can get a good look at these microvessels.
Avatar n tn A lot depends on what it was caused from and how much damage may have occurred. I have had five heart attacks, all of which caused minimal damage to my heart in various regions, but damage non-the-less. Stents did open up four of my arteries, allowing increased blood flow, around the areas damaged, as well as small arteries having grown around all of my damaged areas, in my heart's attempt to "fix" itself.
Avatar n tn And since I have mitral valve prolapse with moderate to severe reguritation I could really be in a situation for a heart attack but i take medicine to help with the anxiety. Although i have read that heart attack symptoms, especially in women can be subtle and happen up to a month before the actual heart attack..some one on another website i go to for my mitral valve prolapse once said that when they had their heart attack, that there was no way you could mistake it was a heart attack.
Avatar n tn These days, we often hear so much about the symptoms of heart attacks. As I know them, they are: pale and clammy skin, anxiety/fear/denial, shortness of breath, sweating, indigeston, tightness, overall fatigue, nausea. Usually the line following these descriptions reads "if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, go to the nearest medical facility" My question is: how can you run to the hospital at any of these symptoms, many of them could be something else.
Avatar n tn for several years and my primary doctor kept telling me not to worry--everyone had them and women my age didn't have heart attacks. He did ECGs, and found nothing. In every other way, this doctor was wonderful, so I had no reason not to trust him. Because the fast heartbeat episodes were so annoying, I found another doctor who got me to a cardiologist who discovered I have atrial fibrillation. I agree with "Kutzie." Kids your age shouldn't have chest pains.