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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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I had a heart attack when I was younger, will this contribute to me getting cardiomyopathy?

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I had a heart attack when I was younger, will this contribute to me getting cardiomyopathy?

Possibly: When you have a heart attack and your heart muscle is damaged, your heart becomes less effective at meeting your body's demands for blood. This can become heart failure, resulting in cardiomyopathy. Also, if the heart disease that caused the heart attack is not treated you can have other heart attacks without symptoms. All people who have had a heart attack should be followed by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I apparently have cardiomyopathy and my ef is 35. Does this mean I will have a heart attack?

I apparently have cardiomyopathy and my ef is 35. Does this mean I will have a heart attack?

No.: Cardiomyopathy is a weakened heart from any of a number of causes; sometimes the cause is not identified. "Heart attack" usually refers to a blocked artery in the heart; that is one cause of cardiomyopathy but is not a result of cardiomyopathy. Many patients with this disease, especially at your age, recover completely, but intensive therapy is required and should be provided by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Had major amount if stress w/ alcoholic ex spouse for 25 yrs. Bad situations for 3 more yrs now. Heart flutters a lot for mos.Danger of heart attack?

 Had major amount if stress w/ alcoholic ex spouse for 25 yrs. Bad situations for 3 more yrs now. Heart flutters a lot for mos.Danger of heart attack?

See cardiologist: Stress is bad only if you feel you have no control over the situation.Since you are having symptoms (heart fluttering often) it would be a good idea to see a cardiologist to evaluate what is going on. Things like diet, exercise, weight, and smoking can impact how much the stress effected you and, most importantly, a cardiologist can tell you more about your risk and how to decrease it. ...Read more

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My cousin had a heart attack, diabetic , non alcoholic and non smoker, in ccu for the last 8 days, creatinine and blood gas level not coming down, on vent?

My cousin had a heart attack, diabetic , non alcoholic and non smoker, in ccu for the last 8 days, creatinine and blood gas level not coming down, on vent?

Very sick: Sounds like he has what we call multi system organ failure where his whole body is struggling so hard each organ is not working right. It is very grave. His doctors are working together to to the best they can as he tries to heal. Pray for him. ...Read more

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What does stress do to cause a heart attack?

What does stress do to cause a heart attack?

Stress & Heart Attac: Stress over time increases your cortisol which increase your blood sugar, which contributes to insulin resistance in many cases, which causes inflammation, which is what causes heart attacks and strokes. In the short term, big stress can raise blood pressure and pulse and stress your heart, which can cause a heart attack in the right setting. Stress management is important. ...Read more

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How does stress cause a heart attack in some cases ?

How does stress cause a heart attack in some cases ?

Takotsubo: Catecholamines are stress hormones that can cause a strange reaction in the heart muscle that's unrelated to the coronary arteries. It's seldom fatal but can be troublesome. They can also trigger a rhythm problem in someone with bad coronary disease. ...Read more

Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Cardiomyopathy is a disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver it throughout the body. A common symptom is chest pain, although mild cases ...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