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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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


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Well i've had massive heart-attack in 2012 , had an icd put in and now they say that 75% of my heart isn't blood or oxygen am i at high risk for avr?

Well i've had massive heart-attack in 2012 , had an icd put in and now they say that 75% of my heart isn't blood or oxygen am i at high risk for avr?

Meds/close f/u: An ischemic cardiomyopathy (cm) such as you have requires close followup with your cardiologist and regular assessment for arrhythmia and heart failure. The icd helps guard against sudden death as a result of dangerous ventricular arrhythmias (one of the major risks with cm). The other risk is of worsening heart failure. Your meds seem reasonable (consider Carvedilol instead of metoprolol ). ...Read more

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42 WfHad a miscarriage and undergoing tests to find out why. My homocysteine level is11.11!! Am I at high risk for strokes or heart attack? Worried:(

42 WfHad a miscarriage and undergoing tests to find out why. My homocysteine level is11.11!! Am I at high risk for strokes or heart attack? Worried:(

See below: First thing to do is determine the reason for your elevated level. If its high due to lack of a vitamin then your risk of stroke or heart attack is probably within the expected range from someone your age. If you have a metabolic anomaly which leads to elevated levels then your risk is increased, but its difficult to say by how much. High levels of homocysteine can increase chance of miscarriage ...Read more

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Is it unlikely for a 26 year old man to be at high risk of heart attack? Such as high LDL, triyglicerides, etc. And how is this tested for?

Is it unlikely for a 26 year old man to be at high risk of heart attack? Such as high LDL, triyglicerides, etc. And how is this tested for?

Blood test: If you have a family history of heart attack or stroke, there is a small chance you might be at risk even though you are young. I would recommend getting a blood test for your cholesterol profile as well as a blood sugar test to be sure that you did not have diabetes. This would be especially important if you have any symptoms. These would be important also for prevention. All the best to you. ...Read more

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Heart attack risk? Total cholestrol 252 240 direct ldlc trigalytes 115 am i high risk?

Heart attack risk? Total cholestrol 252 240 direct ldlc trigalytes 115  am i high risk?

See pcp: Z ; ask about ldlparticle exam(liposcience)- your Crestor (rosuvastatin) dose could be increased.250 is considered elevated and therefore risk is increased- - are you over weight? Is there a diabetic history in your family/ these are important risk factors that should be considered.-ie personally have added Zetia to my regimen with good success0- good luck. ...Read more

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My grandfather had a heart attack & Indians are at high risk. I'm 22 -- is there an evidence based protocol to avoiding heart disease? Diet/exercise?

My grandfather had a heart attack & Indians are at high risk. I'm 22 -- is there an evidence based protocol to avoiding heart disease? Diet/exercise?

It is good to keep: family history in mind but most people have relatives who have had cardiac problems. Lifestyle is a major factor. After your doc has ruled out any medical conditions you can see a nutritionist for a health diet to fit your body. You might also get a micronutrient test from Spectracell lab in TX. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can right sided almost midline pain (feels like a pulled muscle) be a warning sign for a heart attack in a person at high risk?

Can right sided almost midline pain (feels like a pulled muscle) be a warning sign for a heart attack in a person at high risk?

Possibly.: If one has such pain and there is a possibility it's cardiac pain...especially in a person with risk factors...the approach would be to take a full-size Aspirin (325 mg), chew and swallow it, call 911 and get to the hospital emergency dept. as quickly as possible. The aspirin, when chewed and swallowed, enters the blood stream, stopping platelets from forming a clot in coronary arteries. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more