Signs of a heart attack or stroke

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967168 tn?1477584489 Heart attack warning signs: A woman's signs of cardiovascular troubles are more subtle and different than a man's symptoms.
Avatar m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds
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484160 tn?1343397921 Just as I was about to walk out the door to go to work, myself, he called and said he felt drunk and a co-worker had told him it sounded like a stroke. So hubby had called a friend whose wife is a nurse, and she told him the same thing. I tell him to get to the hospital, that I would meet him there. He's not in the ER more than 20 minutes when the doctor comes and and tells him that he had most definitely had a stroke.
Avatar f tn Am I over-reacting? He is 41, of healthy weight with a past history of obesity and he does not work out. He has a stressful job.
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 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 Following some reading on the internet, I understand 2 types of scans are normally used at this stage to detect for signs of a stroke - CT scan and MRI scan. I have not found out from my dad which scan is he going for tomorrow. However, I wish to understand better what these scans can tell about a patient. Since TIA does not leave any permanent damage to the brain, can one say there is no tell-tale signs in the brain to suggest if a TIA had actually happen?
659608 tn?1318289366 I have had a strange pain in my neck, jaw area for months, and seems to get worse when my chest hurts. My Primary doctor does not think any of this is heart or stroke related, however last week the cardioligist at the stress test, said they were. I am very discouraged and so tired of feeling like this all the time. I have no energy, and am unable to do many of the things I have always done. Any help would be so appreciated. Thanks.
1321031 tn?1274425152 Felt better overall, but still have that dreaded feeling that a stroke or heart attack is just on the verge of happening.
2175879 tn?1338355028 My MRI results came in. This time my neurologist actually found proof that I had a stroke. First they thought it was a TIA, then an ear ache, and then I kinda forced the issue, they did another MRI and actually found a small "disruption" on my right side of my brain. I can't tell you how relieved that makes me.
Avatar n tn I was afraid I was having a heart attack or stroke. The paramedics came and evaluated me, as I wanted to be sure it wasn't more than just a panic attack. This is the worst episode I think I've had in years.
Avatar m tn My dad survived a 13,000 volt discharge, he is left with what doctors considered to be a psychological disorder ignoring clear signs of dis-autonomy his body would fake a stroke or heart attack including blood pressure drop to sub living lows, several hours later he gains consciousness and is back to normal. is there any help for this kind of unknown condition? its like watching my father die and come back and the stress of fearing each time it happens will be the last time is hard to take.
461838 tn?1255790216 I am working and they are managable. I am drinking about 2 gal. of h2o a day, but need the coffee at times to keep from feeling so rundown. blah:-D I saw my friend Cathy Monday, she was at a meeting, did not feel well, and was very weak, but she was out and about which is so important.
Avatar m tn Pain on the left side artery and jaw pain also going up left side of head and sometimes I have chest pains. I have four stents in my heart and I had two strokes in 2007. what I need to know am I having a stroke or will I have one soon or a heart attack coming?
248167 tn?1220363690 The symptoms and signs of TIAs are similar to those of stroke. For example, numbness or tingling or weakness of one side of the body, difficulty speaking, difficulty with grabbing objects (i.e., difficulty controlling where hand goes), vision changes or loss, asymmetry of smiling, etc are all presentations of stroke. Stroke is a neurological emergency. The treatment for stroke is time based. Thus, if a person has the symptoms of a stroke, they or someone else should call 9-1-1 ASAP.
Avatar n tn terk: Being a stroke survivor of 2 CVA's to the basial ganglia cuadate head within the past 6 months (last one 9/20/02), I'd say it would be darn near impossible to self-diagnose if you had a blood clot hidden in your vascular system. But there are other signs and indicators that say your at just as much risk, that is hypertension or high blood pressure or high cholesterol. The biggest risk is NOT knowing what those are? The new word for stroke is "brain attack".
Avatar f tn I also was hospitalized because I had all the symptoms if a stroke which later after an xray of my Brian with contrast did they find lessons..the neurologists says you have migraines..migraines can cause alot of issues and mine lasted for ten finally after half a year I found the right meds for that.But they call my migraines "mimic mini strokes" cause I get temp. Bells palsy with it..everytime I go back to the doctors they find new things..
Avatar n tn It's probably a panic attack. Take some deep breaths, drink some hot tea, do something to relax. You may encounter some heart palpitations, but do your best to stay calm and breathe, center yourself. If there's any associated swelling or signs of a heart attack or stroke, seek immediate medical attention, but I'm sure you'd have mentioned these, so like I said, it's most likely a panic attack.
Avatar f tn I'm 25 years old, first pregnancy, 14 weeks, previously diagnosed with type 2 diabetes since the age of 18, that was poorly conttolled. I was put on insulin, and a few days after my sugar was conttolled, my eyes went so blurry that I can hardly read a digital clock. I got my eyes checked by a retina specialist and was told by my midwife the next day that I'm at risk of going blind, having a heart attack or having a stroke.
469720 tn?1388146349 Stroke Risk Factors Some stroke risk factors are hereditary. Others are a function of natural processes. Still others result from a person's lifestyle. You can't change factors related to heredity or natural processes, but those resulting from lifestyle or environment can be modified with the help of a healthcare professional. Fortunately, most risk factors are under our control What risk factors for stroke can't be changed?
1344197 tn?1392819171 A number of studies have suggested that hysterectomy with the removal of ovaries prior to age 50 may increase the risk for heart attack and stroke. Given the fact that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, and hysterectomy is such a common surgery, further investigation was warranted. A recent European study published in the European Heart Journal has helped bring this issue to the forefront. This large study looked at 800,000 women under the age of 50.
Avatar f tn Over the past year, I have been experiencing periods where my left side of my face will become numb and tingly similar to when you get a novacaine shot at the dentist. Also my ear feels like there is something in there that is affecting my hearing.I had my sinuses checked and my ENT said they were fine. Recently the symptons have started to come more frequently. The new sympton is the tip of my nose gets really cold and sometimes my ear.
784336 tn?1236258476 Insist that they do a CT scan of her head to see if she has had a stroke. If she has had a stroke, she needs to be a medication to prevent another one. If her eyes were black, most likely it was her pupils dilating and this could mean brain damage. Tell her doctors that you need answers because she is not the same.
Avatar n tn You say you've been having these symptoms for the last 2 months. If they got worse and you think it could be symptoms of a heart attack then I'd go to the ER otherwise since you have been having these symptoms for the last two months I'd wait till Monday and tell my doctor. With your family history of heart disease and your father having a heart attack at age 32 I'd skip the doctor and make an appointment with a Cardiologist ASAP.
8016255 tn?1396293364 My mother died in middle of a big smile of either heart disease, stroke, kidney failure. My father died of what was told to us of lung cancer, but he had brain cancer, a heart attack, liver cancer, caused by prostate cancer. I'd simply center on keeping the family in comfort unless you think a crime was committed.