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What should you do during a heart attack?

What should you do during a heart attack?

Take an aspirin, 911: Take a single adult Aspirin and call an ambulance. Do not drive a car or (unless you are in the middle of nowhere) have a person drive you either. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


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Could you tell me what happens during a heart attack?

Could you tell me what happens during a heart attack?

Symptoms: Chest pain severe substernal radiates to left or right arm and neck feeling of anxiety, fear, doom, death. Anatomically, heart muscle oxygen is diminished by coronary obstruction and flow is reduced or absent and heart muscle dues- heart attack. Physically, pallor, shock, arrythmia, death if not identified and treated. ...Read more

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Heart attacks: can coughing save life during a heart attack?

Heart attacks: can coughing save life during a heart attack?

No.: Coughing would decrease the risk of having a heart attack or lessening the consequences of a heart attack. Please don't count it as a remedy! ...Read more

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Supposing you ate 20 tubs of butter during one day. Would you die of a heart attack?

Supposing you ate 20 tubs of butter during one day. Would you die of a heart attack?

Hahaha: I'm sorry I had to laugh. It just sounded funny. The clogging of the arteries to the heart is a process that takes months and years, depositing the cholesterols there takes time. When you put a stress later in clogged arteries, like electricity there is better flow to open arteries and deprive the flow to the clogged ones. If you retch after the butter, that's the stress, the cause is way back. ...Read more

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What does a heart attack look like? As in, what does the heart actually look like during the attack?

What does a heart attack look like? As in, what does the heart actually look like during the attack?

It depends: On where and how big and for how long. The part that is not getting enough blood (that's why you get a heart attack) will not be moving as much, and because of inflammation and not getting blood, that part can look anywhere from pale to kind of purple and angry looking. If you are having emergency surgery because you are having a heart attack, that's what happens, and that's why you can see it. ...Read more

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Could propranolol help during a heart attack?

Could propranolol help during a heart attack?

Yes: beta blocker therapy (Propranolol) is commonly used AS ADJUNCTIVE TREATMENT IN HEART ATTACK TO USUASALLY SLOW THE HEART RATE DOWN ...Read more

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Please tell me will propranolol help during a heart attack?

Please tell me will propranolol help during a heart attack?

Sometimes.: The idea is that myocardial infarctions result from an imbalance between how much oxygen supply to the heart and oxygen demand. Drugs like Propranolol make heart work less hard, by decreasing heart rate and the strength of heart contractions, so demand is less. However, it is not always safe to do this, and such treatment should be under the direction of a physician. ...Read more

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Which levels of troponin during a heart attack are worrisome?

Varies: This can vary depending on the particular assay... There is a troponin t and troponin i. .. Also this could vary and is calibrated for lab to lab. ...Read more

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What type of pain occurs before, during, and after heart attack or stroke?

What type of pain occurs before, during, and after heart attack or stroke?

Many varied forms: A heart attack and a stroke are two anatomically different problems with both due to the sudden blockage of blood flow, the former to the heart, the later to the brain. Heart attack pain can be any discomfort in the chest from severe pressure to mild ache or even no pain, just nausea. Stroke usually causes no pain but loss of vision, speech, strength in an arm or leg or dizziness. ...Read more

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What happens if someone had a heart attack during s*x could the other person be charged with necrophilia?

What happens if someone had a heart attack during s*x could the other person be charged with necrophilia?

Insane in Texas: Hi. They're insane in Texas, so who knows? I know there are normal people in Texas, but they never make it in the news! ;-) In normal states, that would NEVER happen. But with your politicians, we outsiders EXPECT insane! ...Read more

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How does one stop chest pain during a heart attack?

How does one stop chest pain during a heart attack?

See below: Most importantly, call 911 to make sure that you will be treated properly in a hospital setting. While you are waiting, two things may help - a sublingual nitroglycerin, or taking a deep breath and holding it, that redistributes blood flow to the coronaries. ...Read more

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Could you have a normal pulse rate during a heart attack?

Yes: Pulse and blood pressure can be normal or also abnormal, that' s why we need additional testing to discern. ...Read more

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Help please? How is a pacemaker affected during a heart attack?

Help please? How is a pacemaker affected during a heart attack?

Pacer: A heart attack usually doesn't affect an electronic pacemaker. The device will help prevent the heart from slowing excessively and usually won't be affected by rapid heart action. If a cardiac arrest occurs and defibrillation is necessary, the electric shock could possibly affect the pacer circuitry. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is a pacemaker affected during a heart attack?

Can you tell me how is a pacemaker affected during a heart attack?

Pacer/MI: The pacemaker electronics will not be affected by a heart attack. The muscle damage in the heart could change threshholds for sensing and pacing and cause problems with those. Abnormal rhythms associated with the heart attack might also affect what the pacemaker does. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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