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What are the early signs of a heart attack?

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

My health is generally good. I am a diabetic and am experiencing pain in my back between my shoulder blades.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

My father and 5 of his brothers suffered heart attacks

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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago

on a scale of 1 to 10 as you describe your pain?
difficulty breathing?

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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago

typical signs of a heart attack may be
tight chest pain, shortness of breath.
chest pain does not change with analgesia or changes in position.
dizziness.
vomiting, irradiation, pain in the upper limb
BUT, patients with diabetes may have variations in experiencing symptoms,
In your case, the pain between the shoulder blades may be an indirect sign of a heart attack. In fact, because of your history, it is necessary to go to the emergency room to perform the EKG, the intensity of the pain can be modified.

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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago

if you have not made any recent muscle exertion that explains this pain, you should go to the emergency room.

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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago

If you have any query, please feel free to ask. I hope this information will be helpful.

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I wish you a speedy recovery.

Regards.

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