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, but i think i had a heart attack or stroke 2 days

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I didnt realize it then, but i think i had a heart attack or stroke 2 days ago. the doctor cant tell anything if i go in today can they?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Lisa, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN replied 6 years ago.



Thank you for writing in today. Generally, an acute heart attack, within the last few days, will show up on an EKG. Also, if the heart attack occurred within the last couple days, there are some serum blood markers that can be drawn and would likely still be elevated. As for a stroke, the neurological exam would likely reveal some neurological deficits. Also, with certain strokes, imaging, such as MRI or CT scan, could demonstrate recent stroke activity. At any rate, in a nutshell, if you are concerned about possible heart attack or stroke, you should see a provider. I hope this helps to answer your question. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please let me know. Lisa

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