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    An_252324 posted:
    After discussion with my niece a day later, I realized I had symtoms of having a heart attack. I am female, was so tired I couldn't move, was sick to my stomach and having what seemed like indigestion. Since time has past, I have not gone to the hospital. I've noticed that I'm still clinching my teeth and still having heart burn. Is this still signs that a heart attack could be lingering?
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    billh99 responded:
    A heart attack is not all or nothing situation. It is not unusual for there to be symptoms days before an attack.

    Or it is possible that you had one attack and showing symptoms of another attack.

    Or it might be something completely different.

    Whatever it is you should have it checked out.
     
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    "Is this still signs that a heart attack could be lingering?"

    Anything medical is seemingly possible today.

    Heart attack info (taking into consideration that symptoms can sometimes be different in women than in men).

    WebMD

    Heart Disease: Heart Attacks

    More than 1 million
    Americans have heart attacks each year.

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-disease-heart-attacks

    eHealthMD

    Heart Attack

    Symptoms Of A Heart Attack......

    Is It A Heart Attack?......

    http://www.ehealthmd.com/library/heartattack/HA_whatis.html

    **Additional Info for Women

    Heart disease

    The whole disease is poorly understood in women, from the expression of the symptoms all the way down to some of the basic mechanisms. The disease has a very broad spectrum, and more men are at one side and more women are at the other side.

    L@@K back - Media

    WebMD Health archives

    NEWS FOR WOMEN: Heart Attack Symptoms May Be Different Than You Think - 11/9/01

    http://www.webmd.com/news/20011109/news-for-women-heart-attack-symptoms-may-be-different-than-you-think

    Fatigue May Warn of Women's Heart Attacks - Women Report Fatigue More Often Than any Other Symptom, Including Chest Pain - 11/3/03

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20031103/fatigue-may-warn-of-womens-heart-attacks

    The Difference in a Woman's Heart

    http://www.adifferentheart.com

    WomenHeart

    The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

    http://www.womenheart.org

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    Heart attack

    It is reported that many females experience warning signs/symptoms a month or two in advance. In descending order of occurrence, they are unusual tiredness or fatigue, sleep disturbance, dyspnea, indigestion, anxiety, racing heart and weak/heavy arms. During actual heart attacks, symptoms reported in females, in descending order were dyspnea, weakness, unusual fatigue, cold sweat, dizziness, nausea and weak/heavy arms.
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    Quote!

    "Heart disease is by far the number one killer of women in America. Every year, it takes the lives of half a million women, many had no prior symptoms and many others had symptoms that were unrecognized or undiagnosed."

    - Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine/Cardiology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University

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    Women & Coronary Artery Disease

    60% of women
    who die suddenly (sudden cardiac death) from CAD have no previous symptoms. Women are less likely to notice they have a heart problem. Women with heart disease often have symptoms different from men, instead of classic chest pain or pressure (angina pectoris), they may report dyspnea, fatigue, indigestion and anxiety. Making an accurate diagnosis of heart disease in women is often more challenging than it is in men.

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    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)



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    Coronary artery anatomy

    Starting with the LAD

    http://www.heartsite.com/html/lad.html

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    Good to know, for the primary/secondary prevention of heart attack and brain attack

    Epidemiologic studies have revealed risk factors (encompasses some new, novel or emerging) for atherosclerosis, which includes age, gender, genetics (gene deletion, malfunction or mutation) , diabetes (considered as being the highest risk factor), smoking (includes second/thirdhand), inactivity, obesity (a global epidemic, "globesity"), high blood pressure (hypertension), Low HDL (now questionable, according to recent studies) high LDL, small, dense LDL, RLP (remnant lipoprotein), high Lp(a), high ApoB, high Lp-PLA2, high triglycerides, HDL2b, high homocysteine (now questionable), and high C-reactive protein (CRP/hs-CRP).

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    Quote!

    "Be a questioning patient. TALK to your DOCTOR and ASK QUESTIONS. Studies show that patients who ask the most questions, and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!"

    - Charles Inlander, People's Medical Society

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    WebMD/WebMD forums does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    NEVER delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on WebMD.

    IF YOU have a medical emergency CALL 911.
     
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    Senendo replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
    Thanks for all the good information. I did go to the ER and was checked out. Thank God it was not a heart attack. Since this was the second time I have had these symtoms, I have scheduled an appt to undergo further testing to figure out what is causing this.
     
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    cardiostarusa1 replied to Senendo's response:
    You're welcome, and thanks for the update.

    Take good care,

    CardioStar*



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