When would you call an ambulance for chest pain?
Immediately! Better safe then sorry.
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Answer . \nIt could be a number of reasons. Pain in the ribbed area of the chest is called angina. Extremely severe pains in the chest towards the upper-center and/or upper-left areas can mean a heart attack.\n. \nLocalized pain more near the stomach area could merely be signs of gas or indegest…ion. People who are constipated or who have taken a laxative may exhibit similar feelings.\n. \nPain in the lower right rib area could mean several things. It the pain is severe when you move or press on the area, it could mean liver or spleen damage. Such is usually followed by feelings of cold numbness (signifying internal bleeding). If the pain is sharp, quick and acute but not severe and hurts every time you breathe it could be pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's outer membranes).\n. \nIf all you have is a dull ache, the chances are that you merely have a pulled or overstretched muscle. This is expecially common if you have been physically inactive over a period of days or sleep faced down on a hard floor or tough mattress. ( Full Answer )
What would cause chest pain that hurts in the center and radiates toward your left shoulder and you called 911 thinking you were having a heart attack but they assured you you were not?
Answer . I had similar pains and it turned out to be anxiety. Don't take chances, this answer may well be wrong and might be the result of your 911 call. GO SEE A DOCTOR!. Answer . A very high percentage of these symptoms are due to anxiety. However, I agree with above the poster and you shou…ld be having tests on your heart. Mitral Valve Prolapse can cause anxiety although it's not life threatening as well as an absnormal thyroid gland or adrenal gland. This should be taken more seriously so talk to your doctor and get those tests. Get the T3/T4 for thyroid, your adrenal gland tested and any tests they need to do on your heart. My bet it's anxiety, but I am sure you will suffer worse from anxiety if you don't find out for sure you are not having heart problems.. Good luck. Answer . Makes perfect sense that you were worried, that is a classic heart attack symptom. Be careful if you are a woman or a minority though, they have been known to misdiagnose more frequently with these groups (obviously if you are fine now then it was probably anxiety). . ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nYou need to go to your doctor. Blocked cardiac arteries can cause this as well as pain being referred to these areas from other organs such as your gall bladder.. Answer . \nAny time you are experiencing upper back pain in combination with abnormal feelings in the chest, you con…sult a doctor immediately. ( Full Answer )
This can be a sign of almost anything from a heart attack to a cracked rib to indigestion. You need to be more specific.
Chest pain is not a sign of pregnancy but should be checked by a doctor. Breast tenderness (pain) is often one of the first signs of pregnancy.
Gall baldder inflammation (cholecystitis) can cause pain in the right shoulder blade, but so can a variety of problems with your right lung - you need to get checked out by a doctor
No eating the right food or on time you could get chest pains for many reasons it could be you have to go to the bathroom or it could be gas or if pain is also shooting down your left arm you culd be having a heartattack
Pain in the center of the chest, pressure like someone sitting on you? pain spreading to either or both arms or neck? could be a heartattack. if it's just pain and no other symptoms, hernia or gas. either way, seek medical help. there's no point in being in pain.
If you are experiencing chest pains while on a very low caloriediet, you should change some of the things you are trying to eat.If you keep having the chest pains you should seek a doctor rightaway.
intermittent chest pain for more 3 months. doctor says may due to high cholesterol .did stress exercise and th result is positive. advised to go for endogram to confirm for blockage.
Perhaps the reason why you had chest pain after drinking water wasbecause you drank it too quickly. If you drank ice cold water, thiscould also trigger a pain in the chest area. If you areexperiencing chest pain each time you drink water, it might beworth seeing your doctor.
The most likely cause is GORD (gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease). It is thought to be caused by a lax sphincter muscle at the bottom of the swallowing tube, where it joins to the stomach. Also you may have an ulcer in the esophagus or a change in the tube called Barret's Disease.
Chest wall pain is pain that is originated in the muscles and bonesof the chest wall. It is not caused by your heart but is oftenmistaken for pains related to a heart attack.
There are several causes of chest pain. Chest pain could signal aheart attack or just a pulled muscle. In any case of chest pain, itis important to see your doctor or go to an emergency room.
Atypical Chest pain can be a cause of concern. It should be, as chest pain is often a symptom of a serious disorder, usually affecting the heart. An atypical chest pain can also be traced to something seriously wrong with the heart. The problem is, an atypical chest pain can be the result of any num…ber of disorders, some of them serious, many of them not. ( Full Answer )
Hi! You should state the address of where the victim is, the time the incident occured, what has happened (if you know), how old the victim is...i am pretty sure that's all you need. Hope that answers your question!!
A paramedic you retard. ------------------------------ EDIT: The person who wrote this isn't only rude, s/he's also not correct. Generally the person who drives the ambulance is most often an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) where as the Paramedic will likely be in the back with the patie…nt. The two titles are not at all the same, Paramedics receive much more training. Although that being said both positions are very important and the people in this line of work save lives everyday. ( Full Answer )
HEARTBURN, HEART ATTACK If you feel dizzy, sweaty, or suddenly extremely tired, hungry, or thirsty; seek medical assistance. A heart attack is quite possible, or it may be bad heartburn. You must relax and remain calm. **I asked this question ** --> I don't ever feel dizzy unless I stand up… really quickly which I think is normal. I am only sweaty when it is hot and I think I am on average tired, hungry and thirsty at the usual times....this started sort of a year ago. I used to clean houses and when I vacuumed I thought I would get the pain in my chest from shoving a vacuum around all day. The pains sort of came and went. It was nothing major but this past week it has come back (and I'm not cleaning houses anymore or pushing vacuums) It just feels like a heavy pain right in the middle of my chest. I think that is close to the heart. Sometimes I feel like I need to breathe hard but when I do breathe hard it hurts again OR it hurts when I turn suddenly...any ideas anybody? (Thanks for your input to whoever replied above) *same person from the top* no problem. Well I am no doctor (though I do want to be one) but I would say you need to take it slow for a while. Do you smoke? If so you may want to slow down or quit your intake altogether. I would call a real doctor though. **haha no smoking at all, never even tried it. I know I should see a doctor but I don't have one and I'm not a huge fan of walk in clinics...but I suppose I should go** well you probably should, but don't let me be the one to decide for you. I am sure money is tight in your household (it sure is in mine!) and I would not want you to waste a trip. It really is your decision though. (don't worry i don't like walk in clinics either) I have the same problem don't sleep well and sometimes my heart starts beating very fast (i mean like 120-130 is my pulse) and i have a hard time breathing when that happens and also i can get dizzy just by walking normally or doing other normal activities. The chest pain is usually around where my heart is and in the center of my chest and i have it constantly (multiple times a day and every day). Does anyone know what this could be? It sounds like what you have it worse than mine. I think you should go to a doctor or a walk in clinic. I STILL need to go. I went on Sunday but they were closed. Now I have avoided it. Perhaps I will go this week. If anybody has any answers at all, it would be helpful, thanks everybody for your contributions ( Full Answer )
Absolutely. Hormones can effect the body in many ways. Hormone Replacement Therapy is very effective.
The beds in ambulances are known as gurneys; but they can also be called stretchers.
Clogging of arteries possibly but I would take some Mucinex if you are coughing and if it still does not stop then go to a doctor.
heartburn/acid reflux; trust me, I've had the same problem.. thought it was a heart issue lol it's just gas
I have periodic pain in my heart. I've been taking holy basil 1,000 mg for about a few months now. Never had the pain before. Plan to stop and see if it's related.
The term ambulance comes from the Latin word ambulare, meaning to walk or move about which is a reference to early medical care where patients were moved by lifting or wheeling.
Possible angina, or other heart disease. I suggest that you seek immediate medical help, and take an aspirin in the meantime, which I am advised is the appropriate thing to do. In addition, you could also go to: Yahoo!Answers SCIENCE > MEDICINE (www.yahoo.com) and ask there, after signing up (free).
If you've been checked and cleared for any possible heart problems, then the other most likely causes are Acid Reflux/Indigestion (the pain is commonly mistaken for heart problems, and is very strong), or muscle / ligament damage in the rib or sternum area where the pain is. If it's happening on …a monthly basis, I'd track what you eat - keep a log when it happens to see if you can equate it to a specific food (anything spicy or acidic will do it) or a class of food. Having had Reflux for years, I know the pain you're describing, and it is not fun to deal with. It comes in waves and can last for a long time. If you haven't been checked for a heart problem then you should. A cardiologist can give you a portable chest monitor to wear, or they can determine if you have a problem in their office by running an EKG. Reflux is one thing, but heart problems must be caught early in order to be dealt with effectively, so at least get it checked so you can rule it out if nothing else. ( Full Answer )
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics are normally on board an ambulance. There is one of each on an Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit. A Basic Life Support (BLS) unit can consist of two EMT's and not have a paramedic on board.
It is called "angina" or more specifically "angina pectoris" (Latin a strangling of the chest ). It is caused by the lack of oxygen to the heart muscles, the blood flow in the cardiac arteries being blocked, typically by atherosclerosis.
You should always seek medical help immediately if you fell as though you have a medical problem. Its always better to be safe than sorry.
Normally, the driver is a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Paramedics are normally on board an ambulance. This is referred to as an Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit. A Basic Life Support (BLS) unit can consist of two EMT's and not have a paramedic on board. The person being treated in t…he ambulance is called the patient. ( Full Answer )
A patient takes a nitroglycerine tablet sublingually for chest pain Nitroglycerin acts directly on smooth muscle producing relaxation and vessel dilation How would this relieve chest pain?
Angina pectoris is thoracic pain caused by a fleeting deficiency in oxygen delivery to the myocardium. Because nitroglycerin acts as a vasodilator, blood flow to the heart is increased, promoting the delivery of oxygen to the cells.
maybe you are near to a bad heart or maybe leading to a heart attack or it might just be growing up pains
Do you think it would be fun to ride in an ambulance without being hurt but still have the full effect other than pain?
It may be a little fun however I don't think it would be good because you don't need it while many other people will and they will need it more than you do. If you really wanted to see how a ambulance works and things like that just ask them to when they have a minute at the hospital or something.
\n \n\n \n\n \nChest pain can arise from anything in the chest from the skin to the muscles and other connective tissue of the chest wall to the organs such as the lung and its lining, the esophagus, the heart itself and the sack around the heart. Sharp pains are usually from a problem with the mu…scles, tendons, ligaments etc. or the lining of the lung. If it is mostly when you move the arm or torso is it probably from the muscles and ligaments while sharp pains from the lung lining (pleurisy) usually cause pain with taking deep breaths. \n. \n. Cardiac chest pain (from the heart) is classically described as a tightness or pressure. People often object to calling it "pain" and are more willing to endorse describing it as "discomfort". "An elephant sitting on my chest" is a common description. It is often accompanied by nausea, sweating, shortness of breath and a feeling of impending doom. Unfortunately, the same nerves that go to the heart also go to the end of the esophagus and so heartburn can mimic a heart attack perfectly. \n. \n. Some distinguishing factors betwen heart burn and heart pain is that heartburn is usually while at rest, especially wiht lying down, and often after eating large meals. Walking, belching and drinking liquids often make it better. Cardiac chest pain is usually worse with activity. \n. Ocassionally, especially in women, sharp pains can be coming from the heart. If the pain is persistent (going on for more than a few days), severe, worse with exertion or accompanied by dizziness, shortness of breath, palpitations (rapid heart rates) or fever you should call your doctor. ( Full Answer )
Yes, allergies can cause chest pain. If a person inhales an allergen into the mid-lower respiratory system (throat/lungs) and that allergen causes an allergic response such as swelling then there is the potential for chest pain to occur. But, keep in mind that unresolved chest pain should be evaluat…ed by a physician as soon as possible; this could be chest pain relating to a heart attack and not an allergic response. One way to tell the difference: if the pain gets worse when you inhale and exhale or push down on your chest...then its probably not a heart attack, but if the chest pain remains unchanged with pressing down or inhaling/exhaling is more then likely to be related to the heart and might need quick treatment. ( Full Answer )
Ive been doing a lot of research. I've been using for almost 2 years now and suddenly I have a severe chest pain that makes it hard to breathe and it feels like my rib is poking my lung. What I've found is that it might be coronary artery spasm, or air emphysema., I measured my resting heartbeat whi…le using and it was a 147 which is really really high for me. There is a link for more information below. ( Full Answer )
Could be a dozen different conditions. If you feel it may be your heart, or if you are older or have a history of heart trouble, or feel certain it's a heart attack call 911 or have someone drive you to the hospital right away. Do not drive yourself unless you have no choice, as you may pass out beh…ind the wheel. If you feel it's heartburn or something else, here is a trick to save you time and money, call your doctor's office, and ask to speak with the NURSE say you have a pain and need to ascertain whether or not you need an appointment. The nurse can usually get right on the phone and give you advice. This usually saves a trip to the doctor and a lot of time and money. Sometimes if it's complicated, the nurse will talk with you, take your number down, speak with the doctor, and call you back with a prescription or other advice. I've done this a million times, saves me a $40 co-pay and a trip to the doctor. If you are uninsured or do not have a regular doctor, look in the phone book or on your city or town's website for the health department hotline. They usually have a nurse available to speak to people confidentialy and answer health questions, and give referrals to people who need low cost or free medical care. If your city does not offer this service, look for a low-cost clinic in your area. Call your local hospital for referrals most hospitals have charity programs for uninsured and community programs, or a speak-to-a-nurse service like those mentioned above. ( Full Answer )
If I were having chest pain bad enough for me to want to see a doctor, I wouldn't waste time trying to choose the right doctor. I would chew and swallow one regular (325mg) aspirin and call 911 immediately . Chew the aspirin for faster absorption; if you are having a heart attack you don't want… to wait for any enteric coating to dissolve in your stomach. Aspirin is known to reduce the risk of heart attack, but it is also a good intervention during an attack, assuming that you are not taking anything with which the aspirin will adversely interact. ( Full Answer )
In the presen economy most of the people spending with computer.Don't sit infront of the coputer hours and hours continuously, ifyou have heavy work means, it's better to give 10 to 15 minutesbreak for each hour, so that some what you can get pain relief.
The term ambulance comes from the Latin word ambulare , meaning to walk or move abou t which is a reference to early medical care where patients were moved by lifting or wheeling. The word originally meant a moving hospital, which follows an army in its movements. During the American Civil Wa…r vehicles for conveying the wounded off the field of battle were called ambulance wagons. Field hospitals were still called ambulances during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and in the Serbo-Turkish war of 187 6 even though the wagons were first referred to as ambulances about 1854 during the Crimean War. ( Full Answer )
It is most likely Heartburn, which is a form of indigestion caused by acid regurgitation into the esophagus. You can take tums, Gaviscon or any medicines you can buy.
you might have a sour throat and might cough frequently and can cause head aches
the number to call an ambulance is 911 just like the call to get a police . 911
Lysol is a Cresol that contains Orthophenylphenol, a carcinogen, and denatured alcohol, which is poison. It is one of the top 12 carcinogenic chemicals people use in their homes. It has always caused me lung pain, even in small quantities. Read up on it.
Retrostenal pain refers to pain that is in themiddle of the front of the chest. Since both the heart andesophagus are in this area, the pain is often associated with acidreflux and called heartburn, but usually has nothing to do with theheart. If you are also experiencing breathing difficulties,swea…ting, of radiating pain, then you may be having a heart attack.In any case, if you are concerned, call 911. ( Full Answer )
In an emergency, you can use 999 for Police, Fire, Ambulance, Coast Guard and rescue services anywhere in the UK. You can also use the standard European emergency number 112 which works in most European countries and some other parts of the world. If you have a non-urgent health enquiry th…at doesn't need an emergency ambulance, try: . NHS Direct in England and Wales - 0845 4647 (0845 4 NHS) . NHS 24 in Scotland - 0845 424 2424 ( Full Answer )
It's considered a panic or anxiety attack. But you should go to the doctor and tell them your having them. There is medicine out there that helps for that.
Okay, First grab a butter knife. Make sure it has been cleaned VERY well. This is important. Next, take a slab of butter. Make sure it's REAL butter and not that "I Can't Believe It's Not" stuff. Carefully scrape the butter on your chest until you get a nice glaze. Once the butter has been app…lied to your chest, find a nice jar of raspberry preserves and use a fresh CLEAN butter knife and spread it on top of the butter. Give it about a half hour and your chest will be feeling better. If not, repeat nightly until the chest pains go away. Sincerely, A Doctor ( Full Answer )
Before a heart attack, a plaque (a blockage of cholesterol- laden buildup in the bloodstream) may rupture. Platelets, tiny cell fragments that help clot up wounds, rush to the plaque, trying to repair it. When the platelets stick together, it can block blood from flowing to the heart, causing a hear…t attack. Asprin prevents the platelets from sticking together, and allows blood to get to the heart. ( Full Answer )
Due to the lungs not being able to inhale and exhale properly; hence the person can't breathe properly giving them chest pain.