U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 32-year-old member asked:

my grandma had a heart attack please help!? i just found out she had one and she lives 7 hours away. i don't know if she will be okay can you die after having one?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Variable: One can die, but most are saved and improved, depending on age and total, risk factors, and amount of damage. Call her doctor or nurse and get the information.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Still today, about 50% of people still die on first heart attack. Early diagnosis and inmediate coronary revascularization, chemical/interventional is lifesaving.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Jan 27, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.