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Chance Of Heart Attack With Cardiac Workup
What are the chances of heart attack if the person is jogging evry day and all cardiac tests are normal and negative...also the person is non smoker?
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
Cardiac arrest: It is the cardiac arrest, not the heart attack that is concerning. The faster a patient receives medical attention during a cardiac arrest and the faster a normal heart rhythm is restored, the more likely the patient will do well. ...Read more
What are the chances of survival after a massive heart attack followed by angioplasty that causes a cardiac arrest? Now ef 52%, BP 100/70 and pulse 68
There are a lot of variables that determine prognosis like;
time from when the heart attack started to when the angioplasty was done
the ef -52% is good
it would be important to be on a medical regimen to prevent a recurrence and then to try and go to cardiac rehab. ...Read more
What's the chances of having a heart attack at 26? Dad had one at 50... Had extensive work up at mayo negative cardiac MRI stress echo and 3d echo....
Very low: Control all risk factors and do 1 hr exercise daily. Environmental factors can mitigate hereditary factors. ...Read more
I have hbp, triple coronary artery disease, sleep apnea, diabetes as well as arthritis and psoriasis, what are my chances of a heart attack?
High chance: Your risk of heart attack is high. Your risk of already having heart attack "silent" is high. Your primary care doctor has already established a contact with cardiology since you are aware of triple vessel coronary disease. You should be taking medications already, be involved in weight monitoring and daily exercise. Stay involved with your doctors and look to family support for help. ...Read more
To tell if: You actually had a heart attack you need enzyme tests, ekg changes, and possibly ultrasound or a cardiac scan. ...Read more
Is it extremely rare for a 29yr old male to have a heart attack? No history, non smoker and healthy weight. Borderline high Chol. Recent Norm cardiac W/U
Yes it's rare: But there are people with inherited lipid abnormalities who can get early and severe arteriosclerosis. Your doctor should test more than your total cholesterol to re-assure you, and measure the good cholesterol (HDL), the bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides as well. Some people can get spasm of the coronary arteries, either from stimulant drugs like cocaine, or spontaneously. These are rare. ...Read more
Cardiac scarring: Priorheart attack results in scarring in the heart tissue that alters the electrical conduction through that part of the muscle. Altered conduction leads to the possibility that this zoned can be a source of initiation for ventricular arrhythmias that can cause sudden cardiac death. ...Read more
MI cardiac arrest:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Myocardial_infarction
Sign of cardiac arrest is no pulse and you fall over and look like you're dead.
Heart association web site has lots of information ...Read more
See below: Heart attack only means that there is area of the heart deprived of blood flow and the muscles supplied by the involved blood vessel die. Cardiac arrest means the heart stops beating the person has a sudden death and has to be resuscitated. ...Read more
Yes...: Cardiac arrest is when the heart actually stops. A heart attack is due to decreased blood flow to a part of the heart muscle. A heart attack can lead to cardiac arrest, but not always. And, there are other etiologies of cardiac arrest besides heart attack. ...Read more
Absolutely.: There are many noncardiac causes of cardiac arrest. BP control, other risk factor modification definitely improves your health and longevity. The best way to think is shifting a curve - kind of like this image. Even coronary artery disease is possible with excellent BP control, cholesterol and risk modification. But it is less likely. ...Read more
Heart stops: With arrest. Heart attack usually caused by blocked vessel. ...Read more
Cardiac arrest is survivable if promptly dealt with~! Many Defibrillators are available now and people who know CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) save many lives from Cardiac arrest each year, ONCE IN THE HOSPITAL CARDIAC DEATH IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY!
Hope this helps
Happy Healthy New Year
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Call 911: If you think you are having a heart attack, seek immediate medical attention. If you have a cardiac arrest, someone else will have to do it for you. ...Read more
Yes, but: There is always a risk of heart attack in people who have coronary artery disease - day and night, 24x7. That said, the risk is exceptionally low in cardiac rehab. Moreover, if you're destined to have a heart attack, can you think of a better place (that is, where you could get the most immediate attention?). ...Read more
Many many years with expert evaluation and follow up.
Very important is the follow up with your md. ...Read more
Unusual but yes: This would be pretty unusual, but can occur. Some people have congenital abnormalities that can cause this. Additionally, use of stimulants such as Cocaine and methamphetamine scan cause this. Occasionally, we see patients who have very accelerated coronary disease- there is often a family history of early heart attacks. ...Read more
The heart STOPS an needs to be restarted. ....or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation begun or death occurs... IT IS A FORM OF HEART ATTACK which is a more GENERAL term for any acute heart issue (coronary etc)
Hope this is helpful!
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Can ejection fraction of 35% after heart attack... In general be improved by cardiac excersize, or meds only. Is ef based only on amt of damage?
Exercise, time: In general, there will be some improvement in ef over the 6-8 week following a heart attack. This is due to some shrinkage of the scar, and compensation by the undamaged part of the heart. Recovery will be improved with regular aerobic exercise, such as in a cardiac rehab program. Medications will definitely also help the process, and are a recommended part of the treatment. ...Read more
Can heart attack happen to a non smoker 30 y male with all normal cardiac test results and no fam hist, have anxiety... no symptom but worried..
Highly unlikely: While nothing is impossible, a heart attack is highly unlikely in a 30 year old with normal cardiac tests, a negative family history, and no symptoms. It sounds like your unfounded anxiety is the problem you need to deal with and not the risk of cardiovascular disease at this point. ...Read more
Hi. I m 29m 168 cm 140 lbs, I feel pain in the middle of my chest but my all cardiac related tests are normal, I m worried about heart attack... how can I ged rid of that worry?
Costochondritis: In the middle of your chest is the bone that protects your heart and where your ribs attach. The rib attachment is a joint with a lining which like knee joint can get inflamed and when this happens the rib joints hurt when you breath and press on them. Wear good bra so breasts don't pull on your chest and exercise bra when exercising Deep breath/press over joints = pain. Condition is not harmful. ...Read more
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