Can pain in the jaw or teeth be an indication of a heart attack? How do I tell if a pain in my arm or shoulder is due to a heart condition?
These questions are quite common and frequently asked, and not always easily or correctly answered in magazines and journals. In fact, pain caused by an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart can occur in many different forms. Although, once in a while, the location and description of the discomfort may be odd, but, fortunately, most of the time it is similar. The majority of the time patients describe a tightness, heaviness or constriction in the mid-chest or upper abdomen that appears to also be present in one or the other shoulder. The discomfort may also be noted in the upper biceps, elbow and wrist (on either side) and on occasion may feel like it is “going through” to the back. Heart pain can also be noted in the jaw and teeth. It is more common for heart-related discomfort to affect the lower jaw than the upper jaw. Occ...
Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women? It is, yet women often attribute signs of heart attack that they have to other conditions that are less life-threatening—conditions such as acid reflux, flu, or simply getting older. Neica Goldberg, M.D., medical director for the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health at NYU’s Langone Medical Center and an American Heart Association volunteer said:
"They do this because they are scared and because they put their families first. There are still many women who are shocked that they could be having a heart attack.”
This Go Red for Women video illustrates Goldberg's statement:
The Signs of Heart Attack in Women:
We've all seen the stereotypical heart attack scenes on television and in movies. You know those scenes - scenes of men clutching their chests and / or arms and collapsing on the ground. What we don't typically see are realistic scenes of heart attack in women. For us, heart attack can ...
Heaven forbid that any readers of this site experience a heart attack. Unfortunately, though, women’s chances of having a heart attack increase as they go through menopause. And as I mentioned in my last sharepost , cardiovascular disease is nothing to sneeze at.
In fact, the Cleveland Clinic reports that heart disease is the top killer of women. “In fact, after age 50, nearly half of all deaths in women are due to some form of cardiovascular disease. That’s more than deaths from all cancers combined,” the clinic’s website states. Additionally, young women who have experienced early or surgical menopause and who don’t take estrogen also have a higher risk for heart disease.
So what are the signs of a heart attack? They actually can differ from what a man experiences. The American Heart Association (AHA) identified four signs that a woman may be having a heart attack. These signs are:
Experiencing uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain ...
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