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Can I Have Heart Attack Of The Cholesterol Level Is Over 200
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
Husband has cholesterol levels over 1, 000 doctors saids he's at risk of a heart attack, is their something to lower the fat levels. Is that real high?
Cholesterol: A total cholesterol level of greater than 225 is considered high. There are medications that can be used based on what forms of lipids are elevated. Diet and exercise will also help. A level of 1000 is very high though you don't mention which form it is. Yes high cholesterol is a risk factor for a heart attack. Please have your husband see his doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does angina increases the odds of heart attack? If i had an angina attack over the weekend, does that mean i'm at increased risk of having a heart attack?
Very possibly: Heart attack risk increases when angina accelerates. If your angina is occurring with increased frequency, duration, severity or occurs at a lower workload, you should see your doctor as your risk is increased. If your angina came on over the weekend doing something that always causes it, your risk is unchanged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High systolic blood pressure only on right arm. No heart condition no kidney problems and no blockage in any arteries. Stress test also had a high systolic 150-156 over 70-80. Could you please recommend me another test to know the cause?
You have asked this: question previously and received answers. You need CT angiography, direct angiography, or perhaps contrast Chest MRI. If you have no symptoms and no exertional restrictions it is not of sufficient clinical importance to determine the etiology as treatment would not be advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have minimal coronary heart disease in one vessel or two. What is my risk for a heart attack and how high is it ?
Depends on more: factors than just a diagnoses of "minimal CA. " to calculate your risk of a heart attack, you should see a cardiologist at least once every 2 years since your young. But if you exercise regularly (45 mins 5 days a week) watch your calories, normalize your weight for your height and eat a healthy diet you will decrease your chances SIGNIFICANTLY no matter what your risk is at this time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My CTA cardiac showed a calcium score of zero. Does that mean I have absolutely no signs of the kind of plaque that gives you heart attacks??
Congestive heart failure i was diagnosed with CHF and a 80 percent block of the right coronary artery my ejection fraction is up to 55-60 from 25-30 i still get tired and short of breath not getting answers from my doctor could that be from the block any
That : That is great news that your ejection fraction (ef) has improved that much, as that is directly correlated with your overall long term prognosis. You clearly are still symptomatic though. If you find that your shortness of breath continues, it is certainly possible that the stenosis in your right coronary artery is the culprit, although without knowing more information it is hard to say definitively. My best advice to you is to find a physician that will answer your questions and communicate with you so that you may understand your care. Heart disease is complex and involves the interplay of many factors, and an excellent relationship with your cardiologist can be the most important one. ...Read more
My lp(a) level is 91.83, rest all lipids are in normal range.Am i at risk of stroke or heart attack.
Yes,but can lower it: Yes, lp(a) is an independent risk factor for heart attack ; stroke, so even if you have no other risk factors it increases risk. You can lower it some but even more importantly you can neutralize lp(a) with adequate doses of vit c, lysine ; proline. See http://www.Ayurveda-florida.Com/research_non_ayurvedic_topics_health_disease_related/vitamin_c_the_cure_for_heart_disease.Htm for details. ...Read more
Lab error: Something's wrong. Have your physician phone the pathologist in charge of the lab and find out what happened. ...Read more
Do heart attacks or stroke occur in the 30s? What are the risk factors as my cholesterol is 250 and LDL is 145.Any signs or symptoms? Early detection?
Rare but assess risk: Your lipid levels are not favorable, and the tobacco use is really a must stop! need family history, and carotid sono to see if you are a plaque depositor +/- ct angio scan. The scan will show the arterial walls. Trade off is radiation = 6 chest x rays. These two tests will determine whether you have already laid down plaque. With that or family history of early cad, you should be on statin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart disease. Is it possible to have heart disease, or clogged arteries, if you have low / normal blood pressure, and a normal cholesterol level of 187.
Yes. : Yes. There are many kinds of heart disease. "clogged arteries" or coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the most common in industrialized countries. While high blood pressure, elevated 'bad' cholesterol (ldl) and decreased 'good' cholesterol' increase the risk of cad, there are several other risk factors including male sex, advancing age, premature family history of cad, and smoking history to name a few. In addition, please note that there are many other causes of heart disease above and beyond cad. If you have any symptoms or risk factors, you should seek care from your physician and/or other health care provider for there are many presentations for heart disease. The good news is that there are plenty of effective preventive measures and treatments now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have blood cholesterol which is under control at the moment. Would black seed oil in my diet increase the risk of bad cholesterol level? Thank you
Probably ok: There is not much literature on black seed oil and cholesterol. Black seed oil contains some omega-3 fatty acids, which should (if anything) help triglycerides. If you are a "believer", then it is probably safe in moderation. ...Read more
My mum died of heart related problem . I believe its heart attack as a result of high blood pressure.Do you think i might suffer the same fate?
Risk factors: In the recent past, we concentrated more on the bad cholesterol (ldl) and not just the total. Now there is a better and newer way to risk stratify you that incorporates many other (risk) factors like smoking, family history, etc, and can determine a more accurate cardiac risk for you, and help us docotors deterimne if medication would help decrease your risks. See a dr., get lipids and calculation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a 90 yr old was taken off of Coumadin (warfarin) 5 weeks ago and then had a heart attack, could that cause blockage in the heart that caused heart attack?
I'm 26 and was diagnosed with "microvascular dysfunction" of the heart arteries. How is this possible at my age? Can it cause a heart attack?
Endothelial dysfxn : Reviewing endothelial distinction would require paragraphs and chapters, but practically it means that you really need to watch your risk factors, even at this young age. If you smoke, stop. Lose weight. Exercise regularly. Monitor blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar and treat if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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