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Have pain in chest. Is it normal to feel like having a heart attack?

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XXXXXXX Muniz
11 hours ago

Is it normal to feel like you're having a heart attack a few times a week? Oh the pain!!
could this be heart attack
Posted Wed, 31 Jul 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 48 minutes later
hi,
welcome to health care magic,

Pain in the chest is the classic symptom of heart attack. But not all heart attacks cause chest pain, and chest pain can stem from ailments that have nothing to do with the heart.
Heart-related chest pain is often centered under the breastbone, perhaps a little to the left of center. The pain has been likened to an uncomfortable sensation of pressure, squeezing, or fullness.
The discomfort usually lasts for more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back.
so pain can come and go few times in a week or within a day also.
if pain is there first you need to under go to ECG , to rule out heart attack.
thank you.
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Follow-up: Have pain in chest. Is it normal to feel like having a heart attack? 2 minutes later
It is for a friend.
He livees in Scottsdale.
could a 27 year odl take a hit.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 8 minutes later
hi,
it is unusual/ rare to get a heart attack in this age group , but can occur in any age group.
more commonly in people with familial heart disease , high cholesterol levels, smokers and persons wit other risk factors for CAD.
tank you.
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Follow-up: Have pain in chest. Is it normal to feel like having a heart attack? 1 minute later
He had a brief stroke awhile ago.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 2 minutes later

so ,he definitely needs further evaluation , as he already having heart disease.

so consult a doctor and take an ECG first and ten further evalation .
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Follow-up: Have pain in chest. Is it normal to feel like having a heart attack? 20 minutes later
If this was your patient how would be with vitalas and ecg
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 16 minutes later
hi
it can not be said how vitals and ecg would be , because each patient has different presentation , depending on the severity and other comorbidities.
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