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What would be the most impportant range of treatment for chd, angina/heart attack. Medication or surgery?

What would be the most impportant range of treatment for chd, angina/heart attack. Medication or surgery?

Depends: Angina and heart attack is from coronary obstruction and depending on vessels involved, and other risk factors, surgery can be amazing and durable. Some respond to medicine, and some are suitable for percutaneous. Your surgeon and cardiologist will discuss risks and benefits and options. For valvular heart diseases, surgery also has a long and trusted approach. ...Read more

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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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Does or can anxiety mimic heart proplems like angina or heart attack?

Does or can anxiety mimic heart proplems like angina or heart attack?

Actually, yes: It's amazing what anxiety can do! Have medical tests and if results are negative for lung problems or heart issues - it leaves anxiety as a prime suspect. The good news will be that 1. you now know'll you are healthy in important ways and 2. CBT therapy works well for learning anxiety mgmt skills. It's a good thing! ...Read more

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Heart great condition. Pain under left pec that comes and goes. Can I still develop angina/have heart attack?

Heart great condition. Pain under left pec that comes and goes. Can I still develop angina/have heart attack?

Yes: Always a possibility. Unfortunately symptoms are very poor discriminants. Talk to your doc about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Given that I had a echo stress in Jan no fam his, non smoker and cholesterol tested August is normal can I have angina or heart attack in near future?

Given that I had a echo stress in Jan no fam his, non smoker and cholesterol tested August is normal can I have angina or heart attack in near future?

Maybe: given that u r South Asian you have a heightened risk for Coronary disease. The ACC categorizes South Asians as CAD equivalent. Having said that be sure your lipids are truly optimized for a South Asian. That your stress echo is normal certainly bodes well for u in the near term. Maintain a heart healthy lifestyle; exercise (even walking 20-25 mins daily) & Mediterranean diet as much as possible. ...Read more

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Can a 36 male with no family history, non smoker, normal chol, 22.3 BMI and good results stress/echo a year ago get angina or heart attack? Scared!

Can a 36 male with no family history, non smoker, normal chol, 22.3 BMI and good results stress/echo a year ago get angina or heart attack? Scared!

Possible but unlikely: most angina occurs on the basis of hardening of the arteries which would be unlikely with a normal stress test and no cardiac risk factors There are however some types of angina is that do not occur from "hardening of the arteries such as spasm of the arteries this can be diagnosed by EKG by giving certain drugs or by heart catheterization ...Read more

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35 M no fam his non smoke choles within limits. EKG, echo stress in jan 2015 fine. But I always feel I will have angina or heart attack Am I low risk?

35 M no fam his non smoke choles within limits. EKG, echo stress in jan 2015 fine. But I always feel I will have angina or heart attack Am I low risk?

Yes, low risk: Your testing and history you provide would suggest low risk. Continued symptoms may require further evaluation, but overall you should be reassured. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between an angina attack, a heart attack and a cardiac arrest?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between an angina attack, a heart attack and a cardiac arrest?

Lots.: Angina: discomfort from imbalance between oxygen supply and demand in the heart, but no muscle death. Heart attack: supply/demand imbalance so prolonged and severe that part of the heart muscle dies. Cardiac arrest: heart function so poor (bad pumping rhythm, no pumping rhythm, electrical rhythm but no actual pumping, etc) your circulation essentially stops. ...Read more

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Is angina usual after a heart attack?

See doctor: Angina would mean there is heart muscle which is still getting poor blood flow. This maybe from an area which can not be treated with a stent or surgery. But it could also be an area which can be treated. Only your cardiologist can help you figure that out. Go see him/her. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure and heart attack?

Is there a relationship between coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure and heart attack?

Continuum: Coronary disease develops from our lifestyle and as we age real blockage develops in some or all coronary vessels. One or more plaques disrupt and obstruct. If adequate collateral pathways exist may just vagus transient angina or pain. Angina is pain without damage. If not adequate flow, or collateral, acute myocardial infarction- heart attack occurs and that is "damage". Heart failure may follow. ...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


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Angina (Definition)

Angina is pain in the chest area due to poor blood flow to ...Read more