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Sun Nov 17, 2019, 09:30 AM

Best guess- Trump was having chest pains

He needed to go to the hospital for a proper diagnosis. Since he went back to the White House, it's likely the chest pains were not the result of a myocardial infarction

Your doctor will diagnose a heart attack based on your signs and symptoms, your medical and family histories, and test results.

Diagnostic Tests
EKG (Electrocardiogram)
An EKG is a simple, painless test that detects and records the heart's electrical activity. The test shows how fast the heart is beating and its rhythm (steady or irregular). An EKG also records the strength and timing of electrical signals as they pass through each part of the heart.

An EKG can show signs of heart damage due to ischemic heart disease and signs of a previous or current heart attack.

Blood Tests
During a heart attack, heart muscle cells die and release proteins into the bloodstream. Blood tests can measure the amount of these proteins in the bloodstream. Higher than normal levels of these proteins suggest a heart attack.

Commonly used blood tests include troponin tests, CK or CK–MB tests, and serum myoglobin tests. Blood tests often are repeated to check for changes over time.

Coronary Angiography
Coronary angiography (an-jee-OG-ra-fee) is a test that uses dye and special x rays to show the insides of your coronary arteries. This test often is done during a heart attack to help find blockages in the coronary arteries.

To get the dye into your coronary arteries, your doctor will use a procedure called cardiac catheterization (KATH-e-ter-ih-ZA-shun).

A thin, flexible tube called a catheter is put into a blood vessel in your arm, groin (upper thigh), or neck. The tube is threaded into your coronary arteries, and the dye is released into your bloodstream.

Special x rays are taken while the dye is flowing through the coronary arteries. The dye lets your doctor study the flow of blood through the heart and blood vessels.

If your doctor finds a blockage, he or she may recommend a procedure calledpercutaneous (per-ku-TA-ne-us) coronary intervention (PCI), sometimes referred to as coronary angioplasty (AN-jee-oh-plas-tee). This procedure can help restore blood flow through a blocked artery. Sometimes a small mesh tube called a stent is placed in the artery to help prevent blockages after the procedure.


https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/heart-attack

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RAB910 Nov 2019 OP
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2019 #1
Hortensis Nov 2019 #9
cyclonefence Nov 2019 #2
RAB910 Nov 2019 #3
GoCubsGo Nov 2019 #4
RAB910 Nov 2019 #6
Kid Berwyn Nov 2019 #5
babylonsister Nov 2019 #7
RAB910 Nov 2019 #8
DeminPennswoods Nov 2019 #10
RAB910 Nov 2019 #11
MuseRider Nov 2019 #12
Gothmog Nov 2019 #13
in2herbs Nov 2019 #14
Mendocino Nov 2019 #15
RAB910 Nov 2019 #16

Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 09:45 AM

1. Lindsey Graham crawled too far up his ass

and his head got stuck near Trump's esophagus.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:16 AM

9. It gets crowded in there with obesity, so I suspect Graham

probably got stuck in the lower abdomen, with resulting compression of the diaphragm. Although certainly actually head-butting the diaphragm in his eagerness would have caused even more concerning symptoms.

Have to wait for the official statement.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:00 AM

2. Phase One of his resignation for "health reasons"

being kept on the back burner so he can quit before being impeached (i.e. labeled as a Loser). If by some miracle he is not impeached, we'll hear no more of it. If it looks like impeachment is a sure thing (which imo it is), esp. if next week's testimony from Sondland is full and honest, I bet he'll cite "doctor's warning" that he needs to leave stressful job.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:03 AM

3. Donald has to be on some serious blood pressure meds

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:07 AM

4. Maybe. Or, this is just his latest iteration of "victimhood."

It gets him attention and sympathy. It also distracts from current events, including the Edwards win yesterday. That being said, these current events SHOULD be giving him chest pains, among other things. I'm sure he has a wicked case of adult diaper rash by now.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:10 AM

6. Trump is vain

he will coverup his medical weaknesses. Trump is 73 and in terrible shape physically. He has already put out fake medical reports saying what great shape he is in. The last thing he would want is the world to know that he has medical problems.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:09 AM

5. Hope he gets all the help he deserves.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:15 AM

7. Then again, he's all about distracting us. Squirrel! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:15 AM

8. Reminding people that he is old and in horrible physical condition would never suit his vanity

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:23 AM

10. Not to be too cynical, but

since not much is working to distract media/people from impeachment, a health problem might be the next idea.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:25 AM

11. The man created a false medical report to say what great shape he was in

I don't see him admitting to any sort of medical weakness, that would go against his vanity

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Response to RAB910 (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:37 AM

12. I agree with you, for now.

Even a narcissist, even a bad one like Trump, runs into a road block after a while. We have had a short week of real info coming to us and it looks very bad at this point and there are weeks and months to come.

Narcissists also beg for attention any way they can get it. If being a little less healthy gets him what he wants he will play it up and down to get his attention and sympathy as long as that lasts or until everyone is back on his side.

He knows what is coming and as dumb as he is he is really very smart at preserving himself when things go awry, otherwise there is not a way in hell he could be where he is.

JMO. Lived with a bad one. They play whatever side preserves their reputation. If he is running scared he will become a person deserving (he thinks) of sympathy and maybe be able to keep what he had before this misadventure. His main goal right now is to yank his fans around, back and forth until they don't know anything about the issues but react emotionally because of their devotion and there is how he preserves a bit of what he can build on once things cool down. I believe he thinks the holidays may distract just enough for that cool down.

Again, jmo.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:39 AM

13. Maybe panic attacks

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:45 AM

14. I wonder if they going to check the blood work for drugs? nt

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:52 AM

15. I think he's had a TIA

Transient Ischemic Attack, perhaps several. Without proper care stroke is a possibility.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 11:48 AM

16. Possibly

Although, I think her would have been there longer

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