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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Young Women

…) discomfort, pain or pressure * Back discomfort * Pain or tingling of the jaw, elbow or arm (more often the left arm) * Throat tightness * Shortness of breath * Indigestion, or a feeling that if you could “burp” * Nausea or vomiting * Lightheadedness with exertion, dizziness or vertigo * Disproportionate…

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Stroke Symptoms for Women

…also want to look for less traditional signs and symptoms as well, including: * Facial pain or one-sided limb pain, * Nonspecific: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, * Non-specific neurological symptoms, such as hiccups, nausea and non-focal/generalized weakness Should you experience traditional…

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Three Signs You Need To Find a Cardiologist

…families: low HDL cholesterol, Lp(a), serum ferritin, homycysteine and fibrinogen. * If you have chest pain, syncope (unexplained passing out) or shortness of breath with exertion, you need to find a cardiologist as soon as possible. * If you’re a man older than 40 or a woman older than 45 and are embarking…

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Exercise, But Do It Carefully

…associated with fitness? If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop immediately. * Lightheadedness or dizziness * Palpitations * Shortness of breath (unable to carry on a conversation) * Jaw pain * Arm tingling or numbness * Tight feeling in the lungs (bronchospasm) Be aware of any symptoms…

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Walking Club Check-In: How to Know If You're Exercising Too Much

…with fitness? Also, If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop immediately. • Lightheadedness or dizziness • Palpitations • Shortness of breath (unable to carry on a conversation) • Jaw pain • Arm tingling or numbness • Tight feeling in the lungs (bronchospasm) You want to be aware…

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Make a Resolution of Optimism

…passively waiting for the next prescription from their doctors. One gentleman got up to the microphone and said he was 86, had aortic dysfunction, shortness of breath, arrhythmia, and was somewhat hard of hearing. He had had a quadruple bypass and a knee replacement. "I want to make plans for the next 30 years…

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It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

…Also, consider having your feet checked for irregularities that require shoe inserts. * Start slowly and pace yourself. Should you experience shortness of breath or pain in your chest or arms, see your doctor as soon as possible. If you feel ill, stop. If symptoms persist after 3–5 minutes of rest, seek…

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Heart Attack and Stroke Differences

…of a heart attack, the heart muscle itself is damaged. In this case, symptoms can include, for men: * Mild to intense mid-chest pressure * Shortness of breath * Dull pain between the shoulder blades * Achiness in the jaw * Pain in left arm or elbow * Profuse sweating * Indigestion (often overlooked…

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What is an Angina Attack?

…resting, or when you are emotionally upset. Angina Attack Symptoms Typical symptoms of angina attack include chest pain/pressure/discomfort, shortness of breath and fatigue. Less typical are a pain, pressure or discomfort in the jaw (and/or teeth), the arm (including the elbow and wrist), or indigestion…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…more difficult in women. Women's stroke symptoms tend to be “non-traditional” and include facial pain, one-sided limb pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, nausea, and nonspecific neurological symptoms such as hiccups and generalized weakness. Plus, more younger people are having strokes…

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What To Do Before Opting For Heart Surgery

…suffering from any known or unknown heart risk factors. He could walk three to four miles a day without experiencing symptoms of angina, such as shortness of breath, profuse sweating, or other symptoms of cardiovascular problems. So I recommended that he delay surgery, take beta blockers and nitrates, switch…

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What Exactly is Coronary Artery Disease?

…women and about 82 percent of those who die from coronary artery disease are over age 65. How do you know if you have coronary artery disease? Shortness of breath and angina (chest pain) are typical symptoms reported. However, up to 50 percent of the time, the first symptom of disease is sudden cardiac…

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Don't Be Casual About High Blood Pressure

…that mainly because it rarely has noticeable symptoms that will compromise your quality of life. For example, it doesn't cause chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, or other clear signs that your heart is under some kind of duress. As a result, it's not something that will make you worry from…

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Emotion and Heart Valves

…the heart and cause a strain on the organ. This problem may manifest as shortness of breath, palpitations, rapid heart rhythm, irregular or skipped heart beats, discomfort in the chest, or ankle swelling. Severe shortness of breath was the symptom that recently brought a new patient to see Dr. Sinatra…

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