By Edward K. Chung

ISBN-10: 0763712949

ISBN-13: 9780763712945

Over 1000000 humans endure middle assaults every year within the usa on my own. center sickness is our #1 reason behind loss of life. yet many middle assaults are preventable, and middle problems may be taken care of. in the event you or your family were touched by way of heart problems, a hundred Questions and solutions approximately middle assault and similar Cardiac difficulties bargains aid. well known heart specialist Edward okay. Chung, MD, attracts upon many years of scientific adventure to supply authoritative, functional solutions for your questions about motives of center assaults, center assault prevention, remedies, post-treatment caliber of existence, assets of help and lots more and plenty extra. Written in undeniable language for the lay reader, together with a precise interview with one among Dr. Chung's sufferers, this ebook is a useful source for somebody dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this scary sickness.

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Chest pain frequently occurs behind the breastbone. As has been pointed out, it may spread to the left arm, left shoulder, jaw, teeth, or neck or to the center portion of the upper back. Occasionally, it may radiate to the right arm or right shoulder as numbness or a tingling sensation instead of as outright pain. Sometimes, such discomfort may be felt in much lower locations than usual, so it may be pronounced in the upper abdomen. In 10 to 15% of heart attack victims, a typical silent heart attack might not produce any pain at all (see Question 34).

As has been pointed out, it may spread to the left arm, left shoulder, jaw, teeth, or neck or to the center portion of the upper back. Occasionally, it may radiate to the right arm or right shoulder as numbness or a tingling sensation instead of as outright pain. Sometimes, such discomfort may be felt in much lower locations than usual, so it may be pronounced in the upper abdomen. In 10 to 15% of heart attack victims, a typical silent heart attack might not produce any pain at all (see Question 34).

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. 49. What is a nuclear scan, and what is its diagnostic value? A nuclear scan is a useful diagnostic test to identify problems of blood flow to your heart.

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