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Can Internal Bleeding Lead To A Heart Attack
How can I prevent stomach bleeding whole taking Plavix,aspirin or similar? I have erosive gastritis and a DES after a heart attack.
Ppi: It's very important for you to take Plavix in the first few months post heart attack. I'm not sure if you have had any intervention including heart Cath and stent placement. But the concern I have is that u need to be on protective therapy for your stomach like PPI. I recommend to f/u with cardiologist on how long u need plavix and adaptor in but mean while u need PPI like protonix, nexium ... ...Read more
I have coronary artery disease and taking naproxen 2000mg daily for chronic OA joint pain is it bad 4 my heart or stomach? Heart attack or GI bleed?
No, not reliably: Consequences of heart disease or stroke on blood pressure and visa versa, the effect of blood pressure on the heart or brain, is not uniform. Clearly markedly elevated blood pressure is a risk for stroke and increases the work on the heart, but patients with normal blood pressure can still experience a stroke or have a heart attack. There are many other factors to consider ...Read more
Yes: If a heart cath. Was done through the femoral artery ("groin access"), the catheter is inserted very close to the abdominal cavity. If there is bleeding from the cath site, it may bleed into the abdomen/pelvis. This may result in back/abdominal pain, lightheadedness/dizziness from blood loss, and/or fast heart rate. If this is a concern, it requires prompt evaluation in your emergency dept. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wound in leg tip of knife went in 3/4 inch bleeding stopped should I be worried about internal bleeding or clots? It hearts
You : You may need to have a tetanus shot if your immunization is not up-to-date. However, if knife did not nick a deep vessel, internal bleeding is unlikely and deep clots are even more remote. If you have any doubt, you should go to your nearest emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pace yourself: Regular exercise lowers long-term risk by improving many heart risk factors. But if someone already has plaques & inflammation in their arteries, a heart attack could occur during exercise, esp if we overdo it like extreme weightlifting (which makes blood pressure shoot up) or getting very dehydrated racing on a hot day. Use common sense by building up workouts gradually under safe conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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