Misdiagnosis of Heart attack
|About misdiagnosis: When checking for a misdiagnosis of Heart attack or confirming a diagnosis of Heart attack, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Heart attack may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Heart attack. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.|
Alternative diagnoses list for Heart attack: For a diagnosis of Heart attack, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Heart attack:
- Heartburn - it is sadly common for people having a heart attack to think they have only heartburn.
- Angina - heart attack and angina symptoms are sometimes similar. Angina is also a serious condition. Seek medical advice.
- Gastrointestinal disorder
- Musculoskeletal pain (see Bone pain)
- Other causes of chest pain or other symptoms of heart attack
Heart attack as an alternative diagnosis: The other diseases for which Heart attack is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Anxiety attack
- Panic attack
- Pulmonary embolism
Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Heart attack: The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Heart attack:
- 76000 pounds awarded when son dies from misdiagnosis of hypercalcaemia
- Man dies in agony after doctors misdiagnose a heart attack as inflamed shoulder
- Man seeks $1.5 million damages over wife and unborn childís death
- Misdiagnosed heart attack leads to young manís death.
- Symptoms of old age may be similar to many other treatable conditions
Misdiagnosis cases for Heart attack:
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Last revision: April 9, 2003
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