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I was on metoprolol for anxiety but stopped because my hr was too low. Am I at risk for a heart attack now that I stopped?

I was on metoprolol for anxiety but stopped because my hr was too low. Am I at risk for a heart attack now that I stopped?

No: The heart rate should be back to its baseline. Being of the metoprolol does not put you at an increased risk of heart issues. Talk to your doctor to help with your anxiety ...Read more

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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Taking Xanax 4 emergency panics. B/p & pulse go pretty high, when having worrisome thoughts. Am i at risk for stroke/heart attack? Shud i see dr. 4 blood pressure? Seems when i'm calm it's normal b/p.

Taking Xanax 4 emergency panics. B/p & pulse go pretty high, when having worrisome thoughts. Am i at risk for stroke/heart attack? Shud i see dr. 4 blood pressure? Seems when i'm calm it's normal b/p.

Yes: Sympathetic nervous system activation and the hpa axis are consistent with panic, as well as elevated blood pressure, reduced digestion, tingling on the skin surface, changes in pupils, etc., which pass after the panic. It still is a good idea to see your doctor about this and consider individual therapy rather than just using xanax. ...Read more

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Am i at risk of a heart attack or stroke past out rushed to hospital was treated with steroids for asthma but nothing more complained about chest pain but nothing was done about it still having severe chest pain

Am i at risk of a heart attack or stroke past out rushed to hospital was treated with steroids for asthma but nothing more complained about chest pain but nothing was done about it still having severe chest pain

See your provider: If you were discharged, you didn't have a heart attack or stroke, but you need to see your provider to work up the chest pain. You might need a stress test, echocardiogram, or even catheterization; you might not need any more testing, if the pain is really just asthma. But there are many causes of chest pain, and you should see your provider to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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I have fluid around my heart, and a leaking valve, but my veins are clear, i had a heart cath to prove it. Am i still at risk for a heart attack?

I have fluid around my heart, and a leaking valve, but my veins are clear, i had a heart cath to prove it. Am i still at risk for a heart attack?

Fluid around heart: If the arteries that give blood to the heart are clear, then your risk of heart attack is markedly reduced. However, a leaky valve with fluid around the heart suggests the possiblity of decreased function of the heart and heart failure which can be progressive and even more lethal. ...Read more

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As a male, am I more at risk for heart attack when I engage in sex?

As a male, am I more at risk for heart attack when I engage in sex?

Yes: If you already have heart issues, sexual activity will raise your heart rate. It is similar to physical exercise and if your heart cannot tolerate the extra work, might cause you to have a heart attack. ...Read more

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Am i at risk of having a heart attack?

Am i at risk of having a heart attack?

Cardiac risk : that is difficult to answer without more information about your medical and genetic history ...Read more

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I have high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol. Am i at risk for widow maker heart attack daily ? Could it happen at anytime due to this risk. ?

I have high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol. Am i at risk for widow maker heart attack daily ? Could it happen at anytime due to this risk. ?

Yes, but.....: It sounds like you have a family history of heart disease and are genetically programmed to make a unhealthy balance of cholesterols in your blood. This puts you at higher risk of a heart attack. If you google framingham.Org, you can enter your cholesterol and other simple information and get your 3-5 year heart attack risk. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My lp(a) level is 91.83, rest all lipids are in normal range.Am i at risk of stroke or heart attack.

My lp(a) level is 91.83, rest all lipids are in normal range.Am i at risk of stroke or heart attack.

Yes,but can lower it: Yes, lp(a) is an independent risk factor for heart attack ; stroke, so even if you have no other risk factors it increases risk. You can lower it some but even more importantly you can neutralize lp(a) with adequate doses of vit c, lysine ; proline. See http://www.Ayurveda-florida.Com/research_non_ayurvedic_topics_health_disease_related/vitamin_c_the_cure_for_heart_disease.Htm for details. ...Read more

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I am 41 smoke on BP med press under control thyroid good on med had chst xray EKG str test blood all good. am i at risk for heart attack at my age.

I am 41 smoke on BP med press under control thyroid good on med had chst xray EKG str test blood all good.  am i at risk for heart attack at my age.

Heart attack. : You are definitely at risk. The risk factors are your smoking, high blood pressure (reguardles of the medication), and age. Also I bet you are on the sedentary side rather than active. And if you add possibly overweight. Then...but I am sure you know all this. The good news is that you can do something about most of these risk factors. You can not change you age. But the rest is in your power!!! ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction is also known as Heart attack. 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