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How long one can live after a massive heart attack with a cardiac arrest

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
40 years experience Cardiology
Very Individual: The answer is completely individual depending upon the extent of the damage that was done to the heart muscle, the age of the person and their other m ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
One week: Usually 3-7 days it really depends on the details.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Morse
29 years experience Cardiology
Yes: There are a lot of variables that determine prognosis like; time from when the heart attack started to when the angioplasty was done the ef -52% is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Big Difference : A "heart attack" is damage to the heart as a result of the lack of blood flow to the heart. Cardiac arrest means that the heart muscle has stopped ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
48 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It depends on: Severity of illness and urgency for classification and for organ availability. Unos policy and transplant coordination; united network for organ shari ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is possible.: That is possible. The person's physician may have insight into the matter or autospy may shed light on the matter.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: If a person's heart failure is under good treatment/control and is mild at baseline class i or ii, then his or her failure may not significantly redu ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience Cardiology
Don't understand: I don't understand your question.Please clarify.Are you having a procedure ? Is it for a repeat open heart surgery. You need to ask your doctor who is ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Ask the cardiologist: That question needs to be answered by the patient's cardiologist, not a doctor over the internet.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: 1 - how good was the bypassing? 2 - more importantly, your risk factors need to be completely controlled. You must have had a least two. 3 - david ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Ask cardiologist.: Ask your cardiologist when it is safe for you to resume all your normal activities: lifting heavy objects, driving, and sex - it feels funny asking, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Survival rate : Of people that receive initial emergency treatment by ambulance is less than 5%, with 15% returning to spontaneous circulation. With defibrillation w ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Until cured: Chest pain more than 20 minutes can represent a heart attack. As long as the pain continues, ongoing or worsening heart damage occurs. With treatment ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Blocked blood vessel: A bypass surgery basically provides new plumbing for the heart, adding new pipes to carry blood because the old pipes are blocked. Unfortunately, the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Complex issue: Thie answer to this could fill up a textbook. To keep it simple, there are some categories of management: in hospital, cardiology intervention with an ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: A pulmonary embolism may precipitate a heart attack. Pulmonary embolism is not an immediate consequence of a heart attack.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Generally yes: In general, one should be able to live a full life after a heart attack. Much, however, will depend on the treatment implemented, the extent (and dam ... Read More
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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Open hear surgery: Recently , various methods are being developed in this type difficult situation, like resection of ventricular aneurysm , with coronary artery bypass ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Hammer
50 years experience Pulmonology
No such thing: people do not develop " mini-heart attacks", all real heart attacks are serious
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say.: Each of those may shorten life on average a bit and all three of them together a little more, but it is entirely possible to go for many years as is w ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
19 years experience Cardiology
Depends: For a new diagnosis of heart failure, with normal arteries, one has to assess the heart function after 3-9 months of therapy prior to deciding on the ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It depends what is found on the cath. If the cath is unremarkable, you can exercise the next day.

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