Symptoms of heart attack in children

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Avatar f tn Hi I'm Dominique Crowdus I am a male I am 19 years old and I've been getting sharp pains sometimes to the right left or middle of my chest my left arm aches and I've had indigestion for a month and I don't know why I also get lower sometimes upper back pains that comes and goes I also feel heavy on my left side like I'm going to tip over when I walk I've had all of these problems for a while and I've heard that these factors can be symtoms of a heart attack I've
Avatar f tn t experience any symptoms until there is heart failure (silent heart attack is the medical term). When heart cells do not get sufficient blood/oxygen there can be negrosis of heart tissue and that will impair the heart's pumping phase and heart failure. I have totally blockage of the LAD, stented RCA and 72% blockage of the circumflex and calcium scoring (Agatston Methode): RCA, 872.2, Left Main 79.0, LAD 215.3 and total is 1207.1.
447939 tn?1235061943 A heart attack (MI) occurs when there is a lack of sufficient blood flow to the heart, and there is heart muscle damage. Heart muscle damage can occur when there is a blockage of blood supply to the heart by a blood clot. If MI by blood clot, anneurysm, etc. there may be the classic symptoms (pain, etc.), and immediate intervention is required. A heart attack can happen in a non-emergency type circumstance.
Avatar n tn It is a sign of a warning. Being overweight you have much higher standing risk factors. You should lose weight to decrease the risk for heart disease. Use a body mass indicator. Best luck to you! http://www.nhlbisupport.
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 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.
994817 tn?1249738278 There is only one exception that I know of where a young person can have a TRUE heart attack; my own daughter had her first heart attack at the age of 12. The first thing you need to understand is that a heart attack is caused ONLY by a lack of blood flow through the Coronary Arteries which are located on the outside of the heart muscle.
Avatar n tn Are the symptoms of heart attack similar to first attack. Can they be entirly different. Can someone please share such information or guide to such source of information Thanks in advance.
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.
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.
Avatar f tn I am a 47 year old female, family history of heart attack. I have been on bp meds for 5 years. I have not been feeling well for a few months. My BP fluctuates - it is better after taking my bp med Lysoprine. Last night I had a spell and my legs were shaky, clammy, sweaty, and nauseous. then I yawned uncontrollably for 10-15 minutes. My neck became sore and stiff. The feeling passed, but a Blood pressure check a couple of hours later revealed 180/109. I checked it 3 times.
Avatar m tn Chest pain at your age which is caused by heart disease, is extremely rare even in children born with congenital forms of heart disease. You would be pretty sick at this point if the pain was heart related. Try and get help for your panic attacks, that will help you to calm yourself down and enjoy your teen years.
Avatar f tn Yes, it is possible to have had a silent heart attack. Symptoms would be shortness of breath, chest pains, etc. These symptoms would be the result of a low cardiac output caused by impaired and damaged heart walls because of the heart attack. I had a silent heart attack about 7 years ago. You shouldn't be overly concerned about the results of an EKG. Thanks for sharing your experience, and if you have any followup questions, you are welcome to ask. Take care.
Avatar n tn I feel helpless but need to know what will happen if he does not seek a doctor and what i can do if he does have a full blown heart attack.
Avatar n tn Some answers have been answered on your post on the same subject. Your uncle is in heart failure mode with an EF below 29%. The stages of heart failure start with very little symptoms but usually some chest pain and treated with medication, etc. There are 3 other stages and the last stage is the patient is unable to do very little without being out of breath, lung edema (fluids) causing dry choking cough, etc. That would be the final stage and therapy isn't very helpful.
Avatar f tn Actually, hypercholesterolemia, hypothyroidism, congestive heart disease with unstable angina and coronary artery disease don't have any symptoms until you have your first heart attack. And the thyroid quite frequently gets overlooked even then.
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 The SPECT tests would have indicated any areas where he had a lack of blood flow in his heart due to blockages or damaged heart cell from a heart attack,. that test is between 85% to 90% accurate but has a specificity of 97% meaning it will find heart disease 97% of the time it is present. This does not mean he did not experience some angina, but his tests would make that unlikely as well, especially f he has not had a repeat.
Avatar f tn An EKG is not a reliable source to diagnose a prior heart attack. The output of the EKG is elevation of the ST segment of a heart beat, and there are a number of other insignificant causes such as electrolytic imbalance, medication, etc. And always a positive EKG test requires other tests and supporting symptoms. Several years ago, I was shocked to learn I had had a prior attack and didn't have the usual symptoms. A stress test or echocardiogram is the appropriate followup tests.
987762 tn?1331027953 Take it from me, who had a heart attack at the age of 54 - it rarely happens like you see it on tv or in the movies. The symptoms you describe very well could be cardiac related. My former GP had awoman complain of this type of discomfort - thinking she had strained her shoulder/arm with painting. He sent her to the er anyway to be checked and she had a major heart attach there while be checked out.
Avatar f tn Hi, im an 18 year old female I weigh about 160, my mother & sister has high blood pressure, other than that no family heart issues/attacks. For the past 4 days my left arm (upper) and my left coller bone has been aching, I wouldn't say pain.. its more like pulling a muscle feeling and also my left side of my neck, it can really feel it if I lean forward.
Avatar n tn I have been having sharp pains in the middle of my chest. The pain goed up into my jaw and ear. What can this be? I have high blood pressure.