Return to Article 6 months ago, eldpau58 said... i had my angiograph and angioscope with one 4 cm long stent on 7th march 2015, it was sudden uneasiness while i was on payment collection, recently i have been eating anything and everything due to job loss, i don't exercise or sleep well, sometimes i have shortage in breath, dry mouth, slight chest burn or pain i am still due to cold weather i don't go to walk so i climb 76 stair steps and feel tired, what is your advice. my age 58 years 10 months, weight 165 pounds and 5.6 feet tall i love chocalate and pastries 10 months ago, Mkelley66 said... I'm a 19 year old female, a little over weight and I've had chest pains. I started getting pains along with arm pain, sweats, and constantly feeling like I'm going to die about 2 months ago. I cant sleep because every time i doze off I wake up with a racing heart and feel scared. I started eating healthier and exercising(which actually stops my chest pains). I went to my doctor and she told me I just have panic attacks and my EKG came back normal. There are no heart issues in my family other than my mom who died of a heart attack in her sleep at age 47 but she was a big drug addict.. But I'm still scared I'm having a heart attack. How likely would it be for me to have one? almost 2 years ago, a fellow commenter said... My bloid pressure is 155 over 117 and my hestt rate is 145 with no physical activity. I feel exremely nausuated nervous and dizzy. I am al so having extreme weight loss. Dr says just to keep a log of my pressure. Is there anything else he should look at about 2 years ago, gingerbennett said... Ive had 2 heart attacks and been on life support, my husband says I panic, my np right now is 190/120 my pulse is 114, my cardiologists nurse says I should go to the er, my husband says they tell everyone that, I confused, I feel like hell about 2 years ago, jersey gal said... very good info----i am 92 and live alone and am concern about a heart attack i do have shorten of breath due to a leaky heart== had an eacho ==if that,is how you spell it and it isn't leaking as much as last year--i know this long but i want to know more about having an attack=====thanks for the info over 2 years ago, pbland said... we went to eat with friends and all of a sudden my husband started sweating, got weak and when it passed he got very fatigue.the weakness and tiredness came on suddenly he is an 80 year old man with heart disease but this has not happened before// my friend said it could have been a blood clot. he would not go to the hospital to be checked out. what do you think it could it have been over 2 years ago, bluefairy said... When I had my heart attack... the only thing that I had was a sense of doom... I knew that if I let my husband leave for work I would be dead when he came home. There was no pain. I had not lay down to sleep all night. I now know I should have called for an ambulance..... rather then being taken to the hospital by car. I might have died becauses I did not want to bother anybody. After the surgery I remember waking up and being so happy to be alive. over 2 years ago, n777ff said... My sister went into cardiac arrest due to exercise bulimia after feeling like her right shoulder blade had popped out and she was in incredible pain. She was also very tired and disoriented. almost 3 years ago, bevnowell said... I had a heart attack last month, I felt as though I had indigestion I didn't see that listed. almost 3 years ago, a fellow commenter said... Interesting article. I wish I'd seen it before I went down in the road with a heart attack while walking my dog. I had been experiencing extreme fatigue for several days prior to the event, and one night about four days prior to this, severe jaw pain woke me up. I ended up in the ER, got stitches for cuts on my head, and spent several days in icu. Am now wearing a Zoll Life Vest in case of sudden cardiac arrest; have several more weeks to go wearing this, and am climbing the walls because I'm not to drive nor workout in the gym. The ironic thing about this is that I had my annual checkup two weeks previously. Great health - I worked out three mornings a week, walked the dog twice a day, ate a heart-healthy diet, took no medications. almost 3 years ago, a fellow commenter said... My husband passed away on April 27; he died while we were shopping at Walmart. The only words he said: I don't feel good and he started collapsing in my arms. What I would like to know why his eyes were so wide open and he couldn't move his eyes while I could see his stomach moving a little bit. The doctors said that he died of a massive heart attach. It seems he tried to say something but he could talk no more at that point. about 3 years ago, Jose Ortiz said... THANK YOU FOR THIS INFORMATION. about 3 years ago, Jose Ortiz said... THIS IS A GREAT ARTICLE. THANK YOU. about 3 years ago, a fellow commenter said... What a great article!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would like too know about which foods should be eaten for our health!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! over 3 years ago, sards said... I think sneezing is the most highest natural pressure that humans can do to his own body . 1-this is bad = maybe you breath something bad and body wants to get rid of it= a virus or what. 2-sneez is good= if you cant sneeze much , something should be wrong . that means, you find it difficult to subject your whole body to high sneeze pressures . see those newly caesarians and the likes ? they wont sneeze much , otherwise, the opening would explode also . === me, most mornings, I look up at the sun=presto = super sneeze . but that's not 100% guaranty of being healthy= at least I have some kind of good signs , or otherwise , IF I CANT = SEE THE DOCTOR , OR THINK MUCH ABOUT IT . over 3 years ago, granny jan said... for the last few weeks, I have had pain neck, dizzy confused , and rapidly changing ,blood pressure. Yesterday ,thought I was going to faint,worse dizziness, heart pounding.B.P was186/95 pulse 88.have an doctor apt this am, but what else do I do ?. scared to death over 3 years ago, RosaR said... Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you're not feeling well, and I encourage you to contact your doctor. As a reminder, Caring.com is an informational website only, and does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please speak with a licensed medical professional offline to receive expert guidance in treating the health symptoms you described. over 3 years ago, linnie58 said... what is wrong with me? i am so weak and so tired so hard just to brush my teeth. im in chronic pain in my body head back pelvic so sad cuz i don't ever get to feel well. day after day. please tell me what to do . iv'e had many mental breakdowns and very much stress and trauma in my life. i need help and medical help so bad, but nobody is taking the tests needed to find out what is wrong. over 3 years ago, 2ndChance said... Women beware!! Two years ago, at 63, I had heart failure due to unknown CAD. Although I was somewhat overweight, I had exercised every morning before work and had always been in good health. Or so I thought! Then, one cold January morning, I experienced EIGHT heart failures in less than TWO DAYS while commuting back and forth to work. Each time it happened, my chest felt like an elephant was stomping on it, I had severe pain in my left clavicle, I felt nauseous and disoriented, and my legs felt extremely weak, giving out from under me as I slid to the ground against any support I could find. After each episode, which would last about 4-5 minutes, I'd get up, gather my belongings and walk about another 25 feet when it would happen again. (By the way, nobody stopped to ask if I needed help!) It happened twice before I got to the train station and again after I reached my destination. I still continued my commute -- both days -- without asking or calling for help, as I didn't relate the symptoms to heart trouble; rather, I thought my shortness of breath was due to my lack of exercising for the past couple of months! When I finally went to my doctor on the second day, he ran an EKG and sent me by ambulance directly to the emergency room. Upon performing an angiogram, it showed that my LAD was 97% blocked on top and 85% below, so two stents were placed. Then 6 weeks later, the doctor had to stent both the left and right arteries as well. Needless to say, the doctor was shocked that I survived to tell my story. over 3 years ago, C Suzanne said... Actually, I have had a heart attack in 2006, another 3months later due to the stents collapsing. I had pericadial/lung cancer, adenocarcinoma. 38 weeks of radiation therapy. The quantity of radiation therapy is what shrunk the anterior arteries causing the heart attacks. Having one lung, the left lung, is hard enough, but when every breath gets too difficult, that is when I start worrying. Always take good care of yourself and your heart. DON'T SMOKE!!! Smoking can cause heart attacks too. over 3 years ago, a fellow commenter said... i am warried about my dad because 1 he is fat and 2 he drinks and 3 he yells alot over 3 years ago, a fellow commenter said... Good article, I knew most of it but good to be reminded. I knew that women present so differently than men do and are sometimes ignored in emergency rooms. The article on heart disease was also very good. I learned alot of new indications for heart disease. My husband has some 50-60 blockages, along with high cholesterol and ED, and also COPD and problems related to his lungs. I want him to live a long life but he has alot of things going against him. Any ideas besides exercise and good eating habits? and medications. Thanks for your help! Jeri Kroes almost 4 years ago, LVLanie said... I've had two heart attacks 4 years apart. I have chronic heart disease and am being treated by a cardiologist. I currently have everything under control. Any information I can read about the warning signs is helpful. Thank you. almost 4 years ago, miltmari said... its very well for a person who has a bit of medical backgroundneed a ream iof paper to print all info. almost 4 years ago, tylann said... looking at this cover picture reminds me of an ongoing upper back and shoulder stinning that I contantly get that is unexplainabe to me. In addition, lately I had a scare where my chest just starting hurting and didn't stop for about ten minutes. The first sign of the pain travelled into my jaw and my ear. After that incident i've had the same happen a couple of more times, however test with a heart specilist shows nothing being wrong with my heart. Thought it may be stress related but that test show possitive results. But the pain still comes and goes. Do you have any infomation that could inlighten my doctors? almost 4 years ago, jules10 said... thank you it was helpful almost 4 years ago, raj shivpuri said... Need to know the time it takes for 911 to respond. I know it would partly depend on the distance that the paramedical has to drive to reach me. Is it advisable to drive the patient to the nearest hospital by a family member. almost 4 years ago, RosaR said... Hello, If you are encountering some difficulty in printing one or more our articles, here are quick instructions for printing articles on Caring.com: 1. Look to the left side of any article page for the social action bar. 2. At the bottom of the social action bar is an icon and link to print. Click that icon and link, and then follow the prompts for printing. Following these instructions will limit the number of pages printed by avoiding the advertisements. Please note: If you are using your web browser's print functionality for printing, rather than the social action bar, you may find that the article doesn't print in its entirety or you may not otherwise achieve a quality printout. 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I went to New Dr I had moved to another state to see if he would take me as a new patient he acted liked I had to many issues My main concern is panic attacks? are they or are they my heart I recently read one of my reports from my old dr that no one responed to or told me I have hardening of the Arota I would not of found this out if I hadnt gotten all my records to take to new Drs. so I told this dr my concerns of this and all he could tell me several times I dont give out pain meds. to no one What ? did you not here me? Im a cancer patient been on pain meds 7 years I have bone morrow cancer and been on a chemo oral drug 7 years it has taken a great toll on me My family Dr had closed pratice 2 months ago and I was waiting on Jan 1 to change drs and get my refills ect and get established he said he could help me with some of my medicne but I would have to go to a pain clinic . What is going on in the world when you have so many meidcal issues they wont refill your pain meds. I only take them when Im in so much pain I cant funtion. I guess Ill have to write the preisdent ! I have detoriating thoratic spine, bone cancer, 3 verabraes worn off in my neck ,bone on bone on both knees ,cyst behind right knee which it swells to about 24 inches and yes both hurt. I have worked physcial manual fatory work 33 years and my body is shot. I also hav L4 L5 disk bulges and collaps disk in my back. I have tears several places in my muscles. plus feet and anke and other bone issues my teeth are brittle from the cancer drug Yes Im truly blessed to be alive but really you canot give me pain medications? what is the world coming to ! I could see it if I didnt have so many medical issues or if I were a drug addict but never have been. never smoked drank or enjoyed life i worked all my life to take care of my family and myself. almost 5 years ago, abalone 1067_2001 said... #4,#5 my husband was having pain in his chest after 4 hours it went away he wouldn't lett me call forr service i will call the next time he has pain. about 5 years ago, a fellow commenter said... My daughter died at age 29 of a sudden heart attack AFTER being sent home from the ER. They didn't ask her to wait for her blood tests to come back. She had stomach pain, nausa, and other vague things going on. She was released from the ER, took a bus home and died while changing her clothes. I saw the look on her face(it has bothered me since she died) that she was angry and upset. She died less then 2 hours after leaving the ER. I was in a different state at the time so I couldn't do anything. Always pay attention to those strange vague symtoms. about 5 years ago, EV-Love said... My mother had a squeezing feeling around her middle back....I wish it was listed here, as the squeezing sensation could be over-looked. By the morning, she still had the symptom, so I walked her to the car and took her to the hospital. After her stent was in place, I could not believe it! I am still in shock. about 5 years ago, robertson.bess said... I DID ALL THE THINGS I WAS SUPPOSE TOO. I CALLED MY BOSS 1ST, AND THEN 911. I DELIVER OUR DAILY NEWSPAPERS TO 376 PEOPLE. I START AT MIDNIGHT. I WAS THROWING UP AND POOPING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. AN E.M.T. THAT CAME TO HELP ME LAUGHED AT ME BECAUSE I HAD MY PANTS DOWN. WAS SENT TO THE E.R. AND WAITED 2 HOURS BEFORE THEY REALIZED I WAS HAVING A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK. THATS JUST PART OF THE SUFFERING I WENT THROUGH. SIGNS OF A HEART ATTACK? HMMM, NOT ALWAYS CHEST, ARM, INDIGESTION, BACK PAIN. FOR ME.....IT WAS THROWING UP, POOPING, SHAKING, CHILLS. AND WAS COLD TO THE TOUCH AS A DEAD PERSON. I WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION BECAUSE THEY DIDNT KNOW. 2 STENTS, 6 TIMES BACK TO E.R. A DIVORCE AFTER 32 YEARS (CAUSE HE COULDNT DEAL WITH THE WAY I CHANGED) AND THEN THE MUDER OF MY GRANDSONS MOTHER. I THANK GOD EVERY DAY FOR MY LIFE. about 5 years ago, Shahanul said... Very informative. Clarifies wrong perceptions. over 5 years ago, Mag066 said... Warning signs didn't realise there were so many Thank You over 5 years ago, david886 said... Thank uou - good information. over 5 years ago, nhebek said... It is a big help to have an explanation of some of the symptons and also to hear of differences between men and women over 5 years ago, llo0425 said... All the different heart attack symptoms and that women's symptoms can be so different from symptoms males experience. over 5 years ago, Mag066 said... Yes article was useful to me. Thanks a milion over 5 years ago, tsb610 said... Thank you for the valuable information. over 5 years ago, Huw Ellis said... In particular symptoms in women which I did not realize. Tks over 5 years ago, nhebek said... very helpful information on an argument people prefer not to talk about almost 6 years ago, shalaca said... I was interested for myself, not my parents almost 6 years ago, Linda4 said... The informaiton is helpful in letting you know the symptoms of a heart attack and a stroke. Also, it is great to know the different things that can occur in women having a heart attack tht are different from men having one. I have taken two CPR classes, but it is alway good to educate the public about what steps they can take until help arrives. about 6 years ago, robert cross said... it dont actually tell u the signs of a heart attack about 6 years ago, Fresa said... I did not realize that a heart attack could mimic flu like symptoms. about 6 years ago, judi k said... the signs of heart attack about 6 years ago, lynn_n_indy said... I have been experiencing all of the signs listed in these articles they come and go I'm going to a doctor on July 15th 2011 hoping I will make it until then I'm 49 yes old female pack a day smoker and I think its affiliated with my lungs I have smoked since age 15 yes old. So 34 yes total time involved thank you for posting these articles in hope of warning other individuals to keep away from tabacco products shortening people's life span it's true what they say Tabasco kills. about 6 years ago, joedia said... thanks this is helpfull. My sister showed signs her signs were intergestion she had no idea it involed her heart! over 6 years ago, Ninabele said... Thanks for your articles. They are helpful. over 6 years ago, matthewsnana said... I knew most of the signs, but was surprised to see that back pain in women can be another warning sign. Thanks for the info. over 6 years ago, estrada1931 said... THIS IS INFORMATION THAT EVERYBODY SHOULD POSSESS. over 6 years ago, Patricia G. said... I have had two heart attacks, but have never had pain any where other than I get nauseated and my head starts hurting, not a stress headache but a full blown Migraine both times. That's how I know something is really wrong. A friend of mine was feeling tired as she put it worn out. She went to the Dr. to get something to help her get her energy back. Her daughter called me from the hospital. Her Mom went into surgery for her heart. She had a heart attack waiting in the Dr.'s office waiting room. You never know which sign will be yours just report any unusual feelings you are experiencing you never know. Some don't want to go to the Dr. or hospital because they are afraid of looking silly if they aren't having a heart attack. Thing is it's better to look or feel silly than DEAD. over 6 years ago, Bill Duck said... Even though my health seems very good, my vital signs are good, and I get very good exercise daily, I come from a family with heart problem history, so I know I'm on "the list." I have copied it and given it to my wife and forward to my family just as a precaution. Few of us admit to ordinary problems or low level concerns, BUT with a family history, I think it's wise to be aware, to get good exercise, to eat properly, and to be alert to the potential. Thanks for the alert and I am taking the opportunity to alert my family with your fine article. over 6 years ago, Emily M. said... Hi teng samnang, Thanks for your comment. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well lately. If you are ever concerned about your health, the best thing to do is to talk with your doctor. I hope you start feeling better! Take care -- Emily over 6 years ago, teng samnang said... I am not sure, but when I study or work my heart beat works so fast, and I feel likely scare of something. More over I feel nervous when I done something, my neck get hurt , head ache. Sometime I can not hear somebody spoke to me. My eye started getting blur.. How can I do? over 6 years ago, a fellow commenter said... One of the *most* important things to keep in mind is that the person who is or might be having the heart attack does not think of him or herself as at risk and may not even consider the possibility; he or she may even have gotten a clean bill of health during a recent checkup. However "healthy" one has been or *seems* to be is no indication of whether or not they are having a heart attack. Waste no time if you suspect someone is having a heart attack; seek professional medical attention. over 6 years ago, love making said... I'm a lady who is 60 years in age, and dating a man who is 49 years old. We enjoy making love. Long and lasting love making. The other night I encounter something that never happened before (Chest Pains in my upper arm and i started sweating really bad. I've nerver sweated before in all my love makings. I have High Blood the numbers were 166 over 100 which is high.. The doctor put me on a new pill called CARVEDILOL 25 MG TABLETS TWICE A DAY. i REALLY ENJOY MAKING LOVE WITH THIS YOUNG MAN. IT'S BEEN OVER 12 YEARS IN DOING SO. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF IT HAPPENES AGAIN. over 6 years ago, 26KM-SMILES said... My mom recently went to the hospital complaining of chest pain they found a small blockage and took care of it but sometime she still has the pain but after eating or drinking soda... DO U THINK IT COULD STILL BE HEART TROUBLE over 6 years ago, PICTURES said... THANKS QUITE INTERESTING over 6 years ago, Erah said... Thank you, it is very informative and helpful. Continue to spread the good news. God bless you and more power. over 6 years ago, page 1,2,3 said... it is very helpful in away to tell people how to do what, with a simple explanation over 6 years ago, page 1,2,3 said... it is guiding how to do what, with simple explanation of simptomps over 6 years ago, xrsmartlady13 said... excellent advise; will definitely be returning! over 6 years ago, Gym said... The complete article was helpful to me. Thank You. over 6 years ago, englishjack723@yahoo said... Good heart attack symptoms to know. over 6 years ago, Survivor Tom said... As a heart attack survivor, I think you missed a significant point. You may have only about 1 hour to get help. I woke up at 5:00AM with severe pain in my upper right arm. I was certain it was a heart attack even though the symptoms were not classic. We did not wait for 911, my wife drove me and I was in the emergency room being treated about 20 minutes. I had two clots in the LAD. Many people do not survive in this situation. Fortuntely, because of the quick treatment, two stents took care of my clots. Six months later, I have completely recovered. and today am in better health and physical conditon than I have been in 10-15 years. I exercise vigorously at least 1 hour a day 6 days a week. Time is absolutely critical in a heart attack. You don't have time to think about it or wait and see. Clot busting drugs can only be used for a short time. If we had waited, even for 20 minutes I doubt I would have survived. Fortunately, we did not. over 6 years ago, neiko said... m.s. over 6 years ago, thu said... i just want to know if someone near me happent what can i do over 6 years ago, roderick said... thankz over 6 years ago, Huerta said... Very helpful, I hope I never have to use the information but if I do I'm glad I have it , thanks. Juan over 6 years ago, jackson2 said... the weakness, the fatigue, the sweating, the pain in the neck and shoulder had some of these signs they come and goes will pay close attention to them now thank you very much. over 6 years ago, rparo411 said... Im always reading articles about heart attacks....I suffer from panic/anxitey attacks and have all the symptoms of a heart attack.....I have had all the blood work done, xrays and even a nuclear stress test and everything is always good.....still, its always in the back of my mind because the symptoms are always there.....UGH!!! almost 7 years ago, Daddys_no1 said... Knowing that most of the signs are what I'm experiencing, now I'm gonna see a doctor. Thank You over 7 years ago, donnabrown said... I am totally agree with Brate Smith, May Women faces the heart attack, but the only difference between symptoms of heart attack in women, compared to men, was that women tend to delay seeking treatment, and are more likely to refuse to believe they were having a heart attack. Women also may be more likely to have pain in the throat, jaw and neck during a heart attack. According to cardiac nurse Martha Mackay""Both the media and some patient educational materials frequently suggest that women experience symptoms of a heart attack very differently from men. These findings suggest that this is simply not the case. Clear educational messages crafted to ensure that both women and health care professionals realize the classic symptoms are equally common in men and women." http://www.medicine2life.com almost 8 years ago, Brate Smith said... Although many people think of heart disease as a man's problem, women can and do get heart disease. I was in the same misconception regarding the heart disease, but was made aware by a medical checkup campaign. In fact, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. It is also a leading cause of disability among women. The most common cause of heart disease is narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart itself. This is called coronary artery disease and happens slowly over time. It's the major reason people have heart attacks. Prevention is important: two-thirds of women who have a heart attack fail to make a full recovery. The older a woman gets, the more likely she is to get heart disease. But women of all ages should be concerned about heart disease. All women can take steps to prevent it by practicing healthy lifestyle habits. Actually, right now I am suffering from a blockage in the coronary artery and was once blocked up to 85%. I got the stent implantation which is a mesh like spring which is used to broaden the artery and hence restoring back the blood flow. You can see further information regarding stent operation from www.heartsite.com/html/stent.html. I got to know everything regarding my stent operation from this site. I was really unaware of such a blockage. I sometimes feel dizzy, restless, lazy, but thought that to be something related to mental ability, and hence never worried about it. Once I got my basic medical checkup at Elite health medical office in New York (www.elitehealth.com/new_york_ny_medical_office.php). The ECG report went to be something suspicious. So, they advised me to have further advance diagnosis to determine and assure regarding the problem in the heart. After my MRI, CT scan and other such scans it came to me as a shock that I was facing a problem of blockage. It was quite surprising to me, and as I was not aware of anything regarding this, I was really frightened. The doctors explained me every information regarding my health and its treatment, and suggested me to have stent operation. That was some dreadful days of my life, which I faced only because I was careless about my health. It was my luck that I somehow went for a basic checkup at elite health, but every woman out there may not be so lucky.