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How to predict Heart attack ?

How to predict Heart attack? Is there any science to predict to heart attack. Does it possible to predict before 10 years after getting the attack? What are the tests for it ? Does it a heridatary problem? How can we prevent heart attack?
Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Acute myocardial infarction is usually characterized by varying degrees of chest pain, discomfort, sweating, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and arrhythmias, sometimes causing loss of consciousness. Chest pain is the most common symptom of acute myocardial infarction and is often described as a tightness, pressure, or squeezing sensation. Pain may radiate to the jaw, neck, arms, back, and epigastrium, most often to the left arm or neck. Chest pain is more likely caused by myocardial infarction when it lasts for more than 30 minutes. The patient may complain of shortness of breath (dyspnea) especially if the decrease in myocardial contractility due to the infarct is sufficient to cause left ventricular failure with pulmonary congestion or even pulmonary edema. According to some authorities, the symptomatology in women may be somewhat different from that in men. Fatigue, sleep disturbances, and dyspnea have been reported as frequently occurring prodromal symptoms which may manifest as long as one month before the actual clinically manifested ischemic event. The most common acute symptoms of the MI may include dyspnea, weakness, and fatigue. Thus in women, chest pain may be less predictive of coronary ischemia than in men[2] Approximately one third of all myocardial infarctions are silent, without chest pain or other symptoms.[3] This happens more often in elderly patients and patients with diabetes mellitus.[4] They may complain though of atypical symptoms like fatigue, syncope, or weakness. Approximately half of all MI patients have experienced warning symptoms like angina pectoris prior to the infarction.
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