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Am I At Risk For A Heart Attack
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?
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
My triglycerides test came back high at 3.6 fasting. I'm 34 slightly overweight, drink moderate alcohol no smoking. am I at risk to have heart attack?
You could be.: Triglyceride elevation is often due to excessive calorie/carbohydrate intake, excess alcohol intake. Whether you have significant risk of heart attack will depend on additional risk factors you may have, such as family history, abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood pressure etc. Recommend that you get a full evaluation by your doctor to further assess your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking Xanax (alprazolam) 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 (alprazolam). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Am i at risk of heart attack or stroke if I have high cholesterol and anxiety and panic attack?Mormal 2decho jan 2013, ecg, threadmill stress test
You might be at risk: High blood pressure during pregnancy can be managed. Before getting pregnant, it is recommended that your doctor obtain baseline evaluation of your kidneys, eyes, and heart. A well-controlled hypertensive patient can have a healthy pregnancy if problems do not arise during the pregnancy. A heart attack can occur if your blood pressure is not well controlled, and your doctor can help you with this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cholesterol 133 HDL 67 LDL 51 homocystine 10.9 normal is 10.4 am I at high risk for heart attack or stroke now due to homocystine?
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
EKG : Ekg and blood work can tell if on is having a heart attack. Chest pain due to coronary artery disease ( angina) may not be detected with either of these tests. Stress test may be indicated. Again stress test may be falsely negative. Coronary angiography is the gold standard to rule out narrowing of coronary arteries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Heart attack develops from heart artery blockage. If blood clot develops in the coronary artery, yes heart attack results. On the other hand, if the blood clot is in the veins, there is no need to worry about "heart attack". Blood clot in the leg veins can travel to the heart and can block pulmonary arteries. This is pulmonary embolism, not "heart attack" as i understood the term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can IVs near the elbow joint cause arm/shoulder/chest pain that last for days afterwards? (ER doctor said im not at risk for a heart attack)
Risk factors...: Risk factors for heart attack include: smoking, uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle. Males and post-menopausal females are at higher risk as well as family history of a heart attack at a younger age. Diabetes was always thought of as a risk factor but new evidence suggests that well-controlled diabetes is probably not a risk factor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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