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how do you feel after a mild heart attack

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kaveh Karandish
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Ejection fraction of %40 is less than normal and it means that your heart pumping function has been affected but yes you can have a normal lifestyle . ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Normal life: yes!: 40% is a mildly impaired heart. It often improves over time as the areas of your heart on the margins of the heart attack zone recover. Medication hel ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Less damage: Mild means that only a small part of the heart muscle is lost so that the effect on a patient's performance is minimal. This is still dangerous howeve ... Read More
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Mild.: Minimal elevation of troponin, no hemodynamic compromise, no st elevation, preservation of ejection fraction, no wall motion abnormality on echocardio ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes, depends: Some residual ekg or echo evidence can show. The blood tests are transient. Cardiac cath and lv gram can also invasively show.
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Dr. Rick Koch
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21 years experience Cardiology
Yes but not always: May show on ekg, echocardiogram, nuclear study or angiogram.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
ER can evaluate: Doctors always wonder when a person posts a statement like this on a free, public, informational forum. First, there is no question posted, merely a s ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Morse
29 years experience Cardiology
Go to a doctor: He would need. Comprehensive cardiac risk evaluation and aggressive medical treatment to avoid a repeat event. A heart healthy diet, participation in ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Tezza
Dr. Amy Tezza answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not too: That ef is at the lower end of normal; however if you have high blood pressure lowering it might improve your heart function and your ef. There are sp ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Botelho
43 years experience Family Medicine
No, as long as: You manage your risk factors and adapt your expectations. Work closely with your doctor. This is a wake-up call to radically improve your lifestyle be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Sometimes, especially in those who have diabetes, there can be minimal or no chest discomfort. Sometimes, it is just shortness of breath. My uncle, go ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Clarify: That would be an unusual observation. Plaque, plaque dissection, disruption, clotting would be more common comments. Obstruction of the coronary art ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
How does one know?: Some people have those exact symptoms and are having angina, which can be chest pain due to not enough blood flow to the heart. It could be one's ... Read More
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