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By Edward K. Chung

Over a million humans undergo center assaults every year within the usa on my own. middle illness Is Our #1 reason behind demise. yet Many center assaults Are Preventable, And center issues might be handled. in the event you Or your family were Touched by means of heart problems, a hundred Questions And solutions approximately center assault And comparable Cardiac difficulties bargains aid. popular heart specialist Edward okay. Chung, MD, attracts Upon many years Of medical event to supply Authoritative, functional solutions on your questions about motives Of center assaults, center assault Prevention, treatments, Post-Treatment caliber Of existence, assets Of aid and lots more and plenty extra. Written In undeniable Language For The Lay Reader, together with a precise Interview With certainly one of Dr. Chung's sufferers, This e-book is a useful source For somebody dealing with The actual And Emotional Turmoil Of This scary affliction.

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People with arthritis or other problems with walking can use such nonexercise stress tests as adenosine, dipyridamole, or dobutamine. These pharmacologic agents “stress” your heart (in the good sense of that term) by mimicking the effects of physical exercise. Imaging tests provide useful additional diagnostic information by producing pictures of your heart during and after physical exercise or pharmacologic stress testing. Imaging tests may be used alone or may clarify the results of previous stress tests without using imaging.

Complications various medical problems associated with an underlying disease. Seeking medical attention immediately is extremely important. 43 Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Diagnosis forms of gastrointestinal disorders. You might also experience dyspnea (shortness of breath) after even minimal physical exertion, and this could be followed by profuse sweating, nausea, and vomiting. You would feel markedly fatigued or weak and lapse into syncope, or even impending death. chung2 7/1/03 10:53 AM Page 44 100 Q&A ABOUT HEART ATTACK AND RELATED CARDIAC PROBLEMS obtaining urgent medical treatment can trigger serious complications and even death in many cases.

As if that isn’t confusing enough, you could be having a panic attack (an anxiety attack) or Tietze’s syndrome (explained in Question 43). Possibly you might have fractured a rib or be having pain in bones in that area due to other causes, such as sore muscles in the chest. Other disorders with similar symptoms that might not be very familiar to you are shingles, cancer, anemia, and vasculitis (a group of disorders that inflame the blood vessels). Even exposure to high altitudes could produce discomfort resembling that of a heart attack.

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