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Average Length Of Hospital After A Mild Heart Attack
Can severe hunger cause heart attack symptoms and can you survive a mild heart attack without a hospital visit?
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
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
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
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
I went to the hospital about 1 or 2 weeks ago. I had heart attack symptoms but it had nothing to do with my heart. Could you please tell me what it is?
Detailed history : In cases where the symptoms are complex and the diagnosis is not straightforward, many clinicians would say that the most important step is detailed conversation with the patient to elucidate the history. Especially if some work up has already been done, a careful review of the story is the first step. Consider getting a consultation with a cardiologist in the office or here on HealthTap. ...Read more