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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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Can one get a heart attack even if his 2d echo is normal?

Can one get a heart attack even if his 2d echo is normal?

Muscular function : And ischemia (lack of blood flow) are 2 separate entities...A normal echo cannot predict risk for heart attack. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a heart attack even if my echocardiogram is normal?

Is it possible to have a heart attack even if my echocardiogram is normal?

Yes: There is no test which if normal guarantees that you will not get a heart attack. And the echocardiogram is not good for predictiong a heart attack anyway. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heart attack if you are 23 years old?

Is it normal to have a heart attack if you are 23 years old?

No: It is extremely rare for a person in this age group to have a heart attack. One would nearly always expect there to be an underlying problem with severely elevated blood pressure or cholesterol, likely with a strong family history of such problems, or some form of congenital cardiovascular abnormality, if a true heart attack were to occur in a 23 year old. Cocaine use could do it too. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a heart attack if tmt and echo tests show normal results?

What are the chances of having a heart attack if tmt and echo tests show normal results?

Heart attack: Huge. You need to know if you have inflammation. Inflammation is what causes heart attacks and strokes. Find a doctor trained in the Bale and Doneen Heart Attack, Stroke, and Diabetes Prevention Method. They guarantee you won't have a heart attack or stroke while working with them, or they give you your money back. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it normal to suffer pains in the chest sometimes 3 years after a heart attack ?

Can you tell me is it normal to suffer pains  in the chest  sometimes 3 years after a heart attack ?

No: Chest pain can be from the heart, or other causes. After a previous heart attack, you should assume it is from the heart until proven otherwise. Check it out urgently. Today would be good. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?

Ankles: Since you already said you had a mi the ankles swelling could be from the medications you are on. Many have side effect of swelling. Would also have circulation to legs checked. ...Read more

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Had a heart attack 3 years ago gave up smoking over a year ago but my appetite has disappeared is this normal?

Had a heart attack 3 years ago gave up smoking  over a year ago but my appetite has disappeared is this normal?

Wrong question: Appetite is subjective. The concern is have you gained or lost weight. If you are essentially weight neutral a year after smoking cessation, you are ahead of the game. Most people gain weight. ...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


Bmp (Definition)

Basic metabolic panel. This is a blood test that typically checks electrolytes and renal blood urea nitrogen and creatinine. ...Read more