What does a quick heart attack feel like?

What does a quick heart attack feel like?

What does a quick heart attack feel like?

It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. Shortness of breath.

How do you know if you had a silent heart attack?

The only way to tell if you've had a silent heart attack is to have imaging tests, such as an electrocardiogram or echocardiogram. These tests can reveal changes that signal a heart attack. If you think that you've had a silent heart attack, talk to your doctor.Ordibehe AP

Can you not know you had a heart attack?

Can you have a heart attack and not know it? Yes. A heart attack can actually happen without a person knowing it. You can understand why it is called a "silent" heart attack.Shahri AP

How long does a mini heart attack last?

Mild heart attack symptoms might only occur for two to five minutes then stop with rest. A full heart attack with complete blockage lasts much longer, sometimes for more than 20 minutes.

What happens when you have a minor heart attack?

A mild heart attack affects a relatively small portion of the heart muscle, or does not cause much permanent heart damage. This is because the blockage in a coronary artery occurs in a small artery that supplies a small portion of the heart muscle; does not completely block blood flow to the heart; or lasts briefly. AP

What happens after a minor heart attack?

Heart attack patients will feel a wide range of emotions, typically for about two to six months after the event. Depression is quite normal, along with fear and anger. For example, every time you feel a little pain, you may feel afraid it's going to happen again — afraid you're going to die.Mor AP

What are the symptoms of a weak heart?

Signs of a Weakened Heart Muscle

  • Shortness of breath (also known as dyspnea), particularly when you lie down or exert yourself.
  • Chest pain, especially a heavy sensation in your chest indicative of heart failure caused by a heart attack.
  • Fatigue.
  • Swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet (also known as edema)
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Can doctors tell if you've had a heart attack?

If your doctor thinks you may have had one, he or she may order imaging tests. These could include an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), which is a special ultrasound, or a CT scan or MRI of your heart. These tests can show if your heart muscle has been damaged, signaling that you've had a heart attack.Bah AP

How can I tell if I had a heart attack?

  • Take note of any upper body pain. Pain from a heart attack can spread beyond the chest to the upper shoulders, arms, back, neck, teeth or jaw. In fact, you might not experience pain in your chest at all. A chronic toothache or upper back pain can be the early signs of a heart attack.

What to do if you have suffered from a heart attack?

  • Call 911 or your local emergency number. Don't ignore the symptoms of a heart attack. If you can't get an ambulance or emergency vehicle to come to you, have a neighbor or a friend drive you to the nearest hospital. Drive yourself only if you have no other option.

What are the early signs of a heart attack?

  • Common heart attack signs and symptoms include: Pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back. Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or abdominal pain. Shortness of breath. Cold sweat.

What is the worst type of heart attack?

  • The Degree of Blockage of a Coronary Artery Determines the Type of Heart Attack STEMI Heart Attack. This is the deadliest type of heart attack. ... NSTEMI Heart Attack. This type of heart attack happens when blood flow to your heart through a coronary artery is severely restricted but not entirely blocked. Silent Heart Attack. Some people have a heart attack with mild symptoms or even none at all, known as a silent heart attack.

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