Top
20
Doctor insights on: Are Some People More Prone To Getting Heart Attack

Share
1

1
Are some people more prone to getting heart attack?

Are some people more prone to getting heart attack?

Yes: Risk factors include male sex, high blood pressure, high bad cholesterol, low good cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, history of atherosclerotic vascular disease, family history of heart attacks. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
1,178 Doctors shared insights

Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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


2

2
How to get disability after a heart attack?

How to get disability after a heart attack?

Talk to your doctor: Please talk to you cardiologist or primary care doctor, who will be better able to guide you in your particular case. However, a heart attack may or may not qualify you for disability. It will depend on the severity. ...Read more

3

3
What are the signs when you get a heart attack?

What are the signs when you get a heart attack?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What are the signs when you get a heart attack?

What are the signs when you get a heart attack?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read more

5

5
How long should you get heart attack symptoms for?

How long should you get heart attack symptoms for?

Variable: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder and may be chronic. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What are the signs that you might get a heart attack?

What are the signs that you might get a heart attack?

Awareness: Awareness of an heart attack and immediate quick response, quick transfer to er by ambulance is the clue to save the life heat attack victims. A typical severe left chest pain, radiating to left arm, along with fall of BP, sweating, & shock may not be present in every case. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What are the signs when you get a heart attack in men?

What are the signs when you get a heart attack in men?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read more

8

8
What are the signs when you get a heart attack in a woman in her 40's?

What are the signs when you get a heart attack in a woman in her 40's?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
And what is that mini heart attack feeling you get when you're nervous?

And what is that mini heart attack feeling you get when you're nervous?

Palpitations.: An unusual awareness of your heart beat can be uncomfortable and cause anxiety. This can be managed by relaxation techniques or medications called beta blockers. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
I was wondering what would happen if I had a heart attack and didn't get help?

I was wondering what would happen if I had a heart attack and didn't get help?

Heart Attack: You could die, you could suffer lasting damage to the part of your heart where the blood flow was blocked, or you could possibly recover completely. It's not worth the risk. If you suspect you might be having a heart attack, seek emergency medical attention. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
What to do or how to handle if I have a heart attack alone? And also what time do I have to get some help (minutes or seconds)?

Depends: Call 911 yell for help take an aspirin many persons have an attack but do not die! The ems will pick you up and take you to a cardiac capable facility. Medical rx or cath or surgery are all possibilities. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
How to get a heart attack, and how to prevent one?

How to get a heart attack, and how to prevent one?

MI...: A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when the blood flow to a portion of the heart muscle is cut off. Prevention entails keeping your blood pressure controlled, keeping your cholesterol controlled, avoiding smoking or quitting if you do as well as regular exercise. Your doctor can help with all of this so regular check-ups is important as well. ...Read more

16

16
Can you get a stroke or heart attack from a yelling?

Can you get a stroke or heart attack from a yelling?

Stroke: In young individuals, the presence of an aneurysm or diseases of blood vessels, maneuvers that increase the intracranial pressure such as screaming does have the potential to lead to rupture of blood vessels with the potential for stroke. However, in those who are healthy with normal blood vessels it is highly unlikely. The same principles apply to coronary arteries. Watch for other points of view ...Read more

18

18
Please tell me, could I get a heart attack at the age of 21?

Please tell me, could I get a heart attack at the age of 21?

Heart attack: It is possible to have a heart attack at age 21. It is extremely uncommon for a 21 year old to have a heart attack however. ...Read more

19

19
Why am I so scared incase I have a heart attack or get heart problems?

Why am I so scared incase I have a heart attack or get heart problems?

Worried at 30: You have few more decades to worry, about getting an heart attack, very rare in a healthy person at your age. You have other real issues your job, family etc, but you can postpone or even prevent for few more decades, by your good life style, by balanced healthy diet, weight reduction if over weight, regular exercises, avoiding smoking drinking and drugs, sometimes may need prof. Help ...Read more

20

20
How do you get an eleveted ck-mb when you are not having a heart attack?

How do you get an eleveted ck-mb when you are not having a heart attack?

Other muscles: Ck-mb can be elevated in muscular damage of any kind, ck-mb is also present in the musculoskeletal system's muscles. You can also get heart ck-mb elevation in the settings of viral infections of the heart, or severely low blood pressure, or severely elevated blood pressure, or very low blood levels, which lead to a global decrease in o2 delivery to the muscle and damage, but not a heart attack. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
3,961 Doctors shared insights

Heart Attack (Definition)

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