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Can severe hunger cause heart attack symptoms and can you survive a mild heart attack without a hospital visit?

Can severe hunger cause heart attack symptoms and can you survive a mild heart attack without a hospital visit?

No and Yes: Well... I guess kinda :) and yes people have survived heart attacks without going to the hospital. Although, I obviously wouldn't recommend it! ;) ...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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What happens when you go in the hospital and have a heart attack?

What happens when you go in the hospital and have a heart attack?

Heart attack: You are placed in ICU on monitors & a cardiology consultant comes in to evaluate. ...Read more

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How likely is surviving a heart attack if you had it in the hospital?

How likely is surviving a heart attack if you had it in the hospital?

High: In for what? In surgery, spotted and taken care of. In cath lab or stress area or icu, very high cause folks are watching. In heart surgery, very high cause bypassing the blockages. ...Read more

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Am I able to work after a heart attack 2 years ago still have hospital appoiments ?

Am I able to work after a heart attack 2 years ago still have hospital appoiments 
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Heart attack: The answer needs to come from the physicians with the most information about you and your status. There isn't adequate information here to make the judgment. ...Read more

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What is the time after a person suffering a heart attack that they need to be in the hospital?

What is the time after a person suffering a heart attack that they need to be in the hospital?

ASAP: The time after symptoms begin is directly associated with the amount of scarring and damage. Heart tissue can withstand only short periods of time (minutes-hours) before tissue dies and scarring ensues. The amount of damage directly correlates with survival. The first 90 minutes after symptoms begin correlate with survival in acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing acute coronary interventi. ...Read more

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What happens if you have heart attack at hospital without PCI? And have to be flown 20mins to one that does? Can it be treated other ways?

What happens if you have heart attack at hospital without PCI? And have to be flown 20mins to one that does? Can it be treated other ways?

Yes: Clot busting drugs, thrombolytics, can be given if a Cath lab is more than 30-60 minutes away. However, a 20 minute flight time is well within the time frame, that would allow one to get to lab in time for PCI without using thrombolytics. Curious why a 24 year old wud be asking this specific a question. ...Read more

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How effective are clot busting drugs at stopping a heart attack and how fast do they work? My hospital has no PCI and need flying if you have attack

How effective are clot busting drugs at stopping a heart attack and how fast do they work? My hospital has no PCI and need flying if you have attack

See below: Clot dissolving medication works quickly and if given within 2 hours of a heart attack can reduce early mortality by approximately 30%. Only patient with a transmural infarction(STMI)benefit. Non-STMI patients, if unstable, need angioplasty. ...Read more

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Went to hospital in canada with angina enzyme levels were 14 does that mean i had a small heart attack?

Went to hospital in canada with angina enzyme levels were 14 does that mean i had a small heart attack?

Unknowable: What enzyme? Was tested? What is their normal, range? Any ekg? Any echo? Any follow up echo or ekg? See your doctor get canada medical record. ...Read more

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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