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Can You Do Chest Compressions On Someone Who Previously Had Stents Placed In The Heart
Yes: Yes you can - CPR is the only thing left to save their life if they are in cardiac arrest. ...Read more
Why everytime im upsit my chest hurting? It was a werd chest pain, recently I undergo a stent in my heart? I am heavy smoker and I try to stop?
Angina: People who have coronary artery disease (blocked arteries in heart) often get chest pain with physical activity or emotional upset. This is called angina. The symptom you are feeling could definitely be coming from a blocked heart artery. You need to do 2 things: 1) tell your heart doctor about your symptoms. 2) quit smoking, or you will definitely be back for more stents, or worse. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on cause....: Depends on what is causing your chest pain and what type of blockages if any is seen on your coronary angiogram. The best person to answer your question is your cardiologist. You should ask him/ her to explain findings of the angiogram or stress test and whether your chest pain is being potentially caused by a blockage. ...Read more
My dad had a bypass in Dec 2015 & in Aug this year had a stent put in. Is there a special diet that he could follow to improve the condition of his heart. He still complains of pain in his chest when he walks an incline & has difficulty bending down?
Hi female 47 year old had 5 stent put in 7 month ago still have chest pain and breathlessness any advise no signs of heart attack?
See cardiologist: These symptoms not normal after stenting. Reconsult your cardiologist ...Read more
Drug eluting stent placed due to heart attack. Last night began having sharp pain middle of chest. Not like heart attack pain. Lasts seconds then gone?
Chest pain-To Dr Now: Call your doctor now and tell them what is happening. If you cannot reach the doctor, go to the ER. Stents can develop blockages, especially if you forget to take your medications. Do not drive yourself if you are having pain. Call the ambulance if there is nobody to drive you. ...Read more
Had heart attack five years ago, ended up in coma for 3 day and had a stent put in. For the 3 weeks, have chest tightness, difficulty breathing, ?
Husband had stent last year. Now has same symptoms, radiating chest pain, dizziness. Had a clear angiogram and EKG 1 week ago. Danger of heart attack?
With known coronary: Disease (previous stent) there is always the possibility for heart attack but it should be considerably lower with a normal recent angiogram and EKG. Contact your husband's health care provider and discuss your concerns. He/she will have a better idea of what to advise for management since he/she has the whole picture. ...Read more
Had angioplasty and stent placed in heart artery 4 days ago after being rushed to ER with chest pain. At home now with pain under left breast. Normal?
See my remarks:
This could very well be part of the procedure you had.
It behooves you to call the cardiologist who performed
the procedure ...Read more
Cardiology I have been having chest pain on exertion for a couple of years. After a stress test and a cardiac catheterization, the blockage is too small and behind the heart and hard to reach to place a stent. I am on plavix, zocor, (simvastatin) ecotrin,
Your: Your exertional chest pain (angina) is a result of poor blood flow to the region of your heart supplied by this small artery. Based on your description, this sounds like a lower-risk lesion for serious complications like major heart attack or sudden cardiac death; and so would not warrant surgical bypass or higher-risk stenting. The good news for you is that a recent large clinical trial (courage study) has taught us that this type of blockage is treated very effectively with aggressive medical therapy. You are already on good drugs, but you may benefit from increased doses and/or the addition of newer anti-anginal therapy like Ranolazine (ranexa). If you have not already been referred to cardiac exercise rehab, this may also help relieve your angina. ...Read more
What could be the cause of a female 69 yr old fall without blacking out female has a stent in her heart for a blockage. Has had 1 heart attack. Has had breast cancer within the last 5 yrs. An had a breast removed an has been tested for heart problems now
Needs more work up: This could be related to her heart and less likely her breast cancer but there are many other causes of a fall without blacking out. Breast cancer is probably the least likely but metastases to the brain can happen and may cause stroke-like symptoms that could cause a fall without passing out. However, this really is unlikely. She needs further work up. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but only if necessary for resuscitation after cardiac arrest. ...Read more
CPR: Depends how hard the compressions are. Usually this is done on an emergency basis when there is no pulse (no beating heart) and the benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more
CPR first: It used to be AED in the past this has changed since last year. ...Read more
When I have irregular heart beats I perform chest compressions on my self then the heart returns back to beating normal. Is it safe what I'm doing?
Huh?: Have heard of self -performed cough-induced cardiac compression & self-performed chest thump (neither of which I am suggesting that you do). However, I haven't heard of someone doing self -performed chest compressions. If you are having irregular heart rate then this should be evaluated by your physician or a cardiologist. Would discourage you from engaging in this activity unless you are >>. ...Read more
What's it mean when it feels like someone very large is sitting on your chest where your heart is at?
It means get help:
This is often a signal of a heart attack. You need to see your doctor.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
What happens if your heart was outside of your body and it someone touched it, would you feel it from inside your chest?
Odd question: If your heart were outside your body, you would be dead and not feeling anything (presumably). ...Read more
Could be cardiac: You need go to er for cardiac work up asap. ...Read more
The heart: Lives in the middle medistinum. Lungs live on each side, the esophagus resides behind, the thymus and lymph nodes live amongst the blood vessels above and in front. The heart and function needs to be preserved as the adjacent tumor is treated with surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy. ...Read more
Chest pain: There can be so many reasons for your symptoms. Please make an appointment with your primary physician. ...Read more
Many reasons: There can be many reasons for chest pain including heart attacks or poor blood flow to the heart. Also muscle strains, and inflammation can be a cause. Other reasons include, pneumonia, pleurisy, reflux disease and heart burn. You should see your doctor asap to help figure out the cause. Most likely it is something easily treatable, but you need to make sure. ...Read more
Location of heart: Partly center partly leftGet a more detailed answer ›
Chest pain: Alot depends on the characteristics of the pain your best off seeing a doctor to go over your symptoms. ...Read more
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