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aortic dissection vs heart attack

A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Heart attacks occur much more often than aortic dissections. I would not blame anybody for trying to protect or treat for a heart attack with anticoag ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
See MD: It seems you have high risk factors of atherosclerois, heart attack. The most common cause of aortic aneurysm is athersclerosis (historic only, used t ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: That's the least of his worries right now. More mumbo-jumbo is written about heart rate than about many other things. Medications, anxiety, and human ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Lethal: If you think you have an aortic dissection, you should be in the er since the mortality rate until diagnosis rises by the hour.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cooper
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Severe Pain: Stabbing pain in the middle of the back must be evaluated for the possibility of aortic dissection - separation of the layers of the wall of the aort ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
Most : Most current "heart enzyme" tests are very specific for heart damage (troponin), although there are older tests which are used less frequently which c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Echo: = a valuable tes t here. Very good, but not 100 % definitive. HRS, MD, FACC www.thepmc.org
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Congratulations on making such an improvement! Being that you're 23 y/o, you probably haven't done too much damage to the heart yet. Best thing you ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Aortic stenosis: Please see a cardiologist who will follow your situation w/periodic echo-cardiograms and other ways to measure things. Peace and good health.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Watch BP/arrhythmia: Correction of coarctation of the aorta can still leave patients at risk for hypertension and/or arrhythmia. Vsd repair patients can also be at risk fo ... Read More
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