By Edward K. Chung
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Extra resources for 100 Q&A About Heart Attack and Related Cardiac Problems
Marked weakness can occur with or without chest pain. Among many cases of massive heart attack, the foregoing symptoms occur simultaneously. Needless to say, sudden cardiac death (usually from cardiac arrest) can occur, especially when the heart muscle damage is very large and multiple coronary arteries are blocked. A variety of complications (various medical problems associated with an underlying or primary disease such as congestive heart failure; Question 54) can be expected, even for those who recover from a heart attack under these circumstances.
Prolonged episodes of chest discomfort may accompany upper abdominal pain that differs from other 42 chung2 7/1/03 10:53 AM Page 43 100 Q&A ABOUT HEART ATTACK AND RELATED CARDIAC PROBLEMS Most likely, you would also feel palpitations (due to abnormal heart rhythms; Question 57) and possibly indigestion, heartburn, and upper abdominal pain in place of chest pain. Actually, 10 to 15% (up to 30% in some medical reports) of all heart attack victims experience little or no chest pain in a silent heart attack (see Question 34).
Then, too, you could be experiencing severe asthma, pulmonary hypertension (elevated BP in the arteries carrying blood to the lungs; see Myocarditis inflammation of the heart muscle. Pericarditis infection or inflammation of the pericardium. Aortic dissection a tear of main artery leading from the left ventricle. Pulmonary embolism blood clots in the lung arteries. Pneumothorax collapse of part or all of a lung as a result of accumulation of air in the chest cavity. Asthma recurrent sudden shortness of breath, with wheezing cough and sensation of constriction.