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My sister called me this morning to say that she dropped off her son at my mom’s this morning and my mom’s husband was sitting there pouring sweat and felt very clammy. She asked him if he was having chest pains. He said, “not too much”. He had a heart attack like 15 years ago and is 70 years old. I am really worried about him and he WILL NOT go the the ER or even the Dr. about this. Should I ask my mom to compell him to go?
Edit: This all happened hours ago. He is now saying he is fine. Can it still be something and feel better after it happened? I wish he would just go in.
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It’s better to be safe than sorry!
Post # 5
Have your mother call an ambulance.
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Call the ambulance ASAP!!!!
Post # 8
Absolutely! If it’s not a heart attack, it could be something else!
Post # 9
Get off the Bee and call a doctor.
Post # 12
Yes, those are absolute signs of a heart attack. have your mom give him a bayer aspirin (they will help) right away, while deciding how your going to pursue and then take him to the hospital!
-Took EMT training
Post # 13
This happened this morning. He is apparently up and around now. I just talked to her. She said he doesn’t know what it was but he claims to be fine now. I still am urging her to make him go get checked out. I guess me question is can it be a heart attack and then they feel better? I am really confused and his refusal to take care of himself isn’t helping.
Post # 14
@MrsFuzzyFace: yes, he could have had a slight heart attack. He needs to go to the hospital NOW so they can run tests
Post # 15
This is a situation in which it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Just because you feel better doesn’t mean you may not have some kind of lasting impact from a cardiac event. It never hurts to seek care–I imagine the doctors would rather have a false alarm than a missed opportunity for intervention.
Post # 16
Tell him to go to the hospital and get it checked out. Right now.
My dad had a heart attack 12 years ago and NO ONE knew, including himself. It happened on Thanksgiving Day. They thought he had a pinched nerve, and he went to the hospital to get it checked out and get some painkillers. When he was at the hospital, they asked his pain level and he said a 5… he was comparing it to getting his jaw wired shut when he was a boy. They did blood work, and admitted him right away. He had had a moderate-severe heart attack and was in the hospital for over a week.
Moral of the story: Heart attack symptoms present differently for everyone and can even go undetected by medical professionals without formal diagnositics.
Please encourage him to get it checked out.