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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


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My heart rate is at 60-65bpm resting with a blood pressure at 155/80 is this normal for my heart rate to be so slow with a high blood pressure. I'm 20?

My heart rate is at 60-65bpm resting with a blood pressure at 155/80 is this normal for my heart rate to be so slow with a high blood pressure. I'm 20?

High blood pressure: The resting heart rate is of little significance in this case. What is much more concerning is the blood pressure of 155/80. That is quite a bit too high and in a young person suggests that an evaluation for hypertension is indicated. ...Read more

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22 yr, with chest pain near heart which lasts less a few seconds while sitting once a day. Normal blood test, not diabetic, cholesterol fine. Angina?

22 yr, with chest pain near heart which lasts less a few seconds while sitting once a day. Normal blood test, not diabetic, cholesterol fine. Angina?

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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What is the normal heart rate and blood pressure for a 21 year old female?

What is the normal  heart rate and blood pressure for a 21 year old female?

60, 120/80: In general, your pulse should be under 100. Over 100 is considered to be a fast heart rate. Ideal is about 60. Blood pressure should be 120/80, but most ladies have lower blood pressure. It could be 90/60 and its still normal. 140/90 should be checked by a doctor. It always good to get readings out side of the dr's office since some people at the doctors have white coat hypertension. ...Read more

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Is Heart attack is about clogged arteries? MIBI test normal, No Cholesterol, Blood pressure normal. Can it be concluded no heart attack?

Is Heart attack is about clogged arteries? MIBI test normal, No Cholesterol, Blood pressure normal. Can it be concluded no heart attack?

Heart attack: Heart attack is from complete occlusion of one of the arteries. Unless opened right away - can lead to permanent damage resulting in a scar of the myocardium. Normal MIBI, low chol and BP means you are a low risk for developing coronay plaque which usually is the reason for heart attack. Plaques can break leading to occlusion in the arteries that result in heart attack. ...Read more

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My pulse rate is normal, but pulse pressure is high. PP is typically around 60 at rest and 70-80 when stressed or after walking. Is this a concen?

My pulse rate is normal, but pulse pressure is high. PP is typically around 60 at rest and 70-80 when stressed or after walking. Is this a concen?

Need context: It's hard to determine for your situation. If your pulse rates are abnormal - it lacks clinical context . Fo you have symptoms at your resting rate? Are you on medications like a beta blocker that can affect your heart rate? Remember, we doctors avoid treating numbers- we treat the patient! Try adding more clinical details to your question. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 130/90 heart rate 98?Is that too abnormal

My blood pressure is 130/90 heart rate 98?Is that too abnormal

Not normal: Normal BP if measured correctly, for a healthy adult is typically considered to be normal when between 90/60 and 120/80. Reading of130/90 would be considered high. If remains high, treatment may be needed. Heart rate is in the upper range of normal. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 124 dangerous. Blood pressure was normal?

Is a heart rate of 124 dangerous. Blood pressure was normal?

No not short term. : Heart rate going up is normal during exercise. If your heart rate stays elevated despite resting and even during sleep then that is not normal and need further evaluation. Pain can sometimes increase heart rate as may other conditions like thyroid problems. I would see your pcp for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a 37 year old woman with normal blood pressure having a heart attack?

What is the probability of a 37 year old woman with normal blood pressure having a heart attack?

Depends: On other risk factors. You do smoke which increases your risk. High cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, family history, certain illicit drug use can all contribute to heart disease. Eat a healthy diet, exercise, stop smoking and have other risk factors evaluated by your doctor to decrease your risk. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a second hemorrhagic stroke attack if the blood pressure is 120-130/ 80-90 mmhg. Pulse rate is 80 bmp. .

Less likely : Keeping your blood pressure within normal limits is a good start. Also ensuring your cholesterol is controlled and staying away from cigarette smoking is important in avoiding strokes. A good neurologist can assess you for other risk factors to ensure your risk is as low as possible. ...Read more

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Is high blood pressure early symptom of lupus? My BP is high a few days then back to normal lately.

Is high blood pressure early symptom of lupus? My BP is high a few days then back to normal lately.

No: Persistent high BP is the first sign of hypertension. However transient high BP may be related to stress, exercise, too much caffeine, excessive weight etc. ...Read more

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Blood pressure monitor picked up two blips from my heart during 24 hour test. ECG is next.Blood pressure is 133 over 80. Should i worry about blips ?

Blood pressure monitor picked up two blips from my heart during 24 hour test. ECG is next.Blood pressure is 133 over 80. Should i worry about  blips ?

Need 2 B Defined.: Those blips need to be defined. For example, if they're PVCs, and you only had two in a 24 hour period, that could be just fine. The Heart rate monitor (Holter monitor or event recorder) would be the next step to qualify those blips better. That being said, the BP is a bit higher than I'd like to see. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a pounding heart beat, very strong pulse, with normal blood pressure and normal pulse rate?

Is it normal to have a pounding heart beat, very strong pulse, with normal blood pressure and normal pulse rate?

No: This usually means that your heart is working very hard to pump out the blood. If this happens only when you are stressed or anxious, then anxiety or panic attack may be the cause. If it is a persistent problem, you need to contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more