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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?

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?

Little: Keep doing what you are doing. Always remember that our genetic makeup (along with our lifestyle) determines the main conditions that we are predisposed to. Nothing one can do about his or her genes. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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


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What are the chances of survival after a small heart attack that causes a cardiac arrest?

What are the chances of survival after a small heart attack that causes a cardiac arrest?

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

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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

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

Yes: 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
excercise capacity
symptom status
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

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I have hbp, triple coronary artery disease, sleep apnea, diabetes as well as arthritis and psoriasis, what are my chances of a heart attack?

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

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How do I know if I have a heart attack or cardiac related?

How do I know if I have a heart attack or cardiac related?

To tell if: You actually had a heart attack you need enzyme tests, ekg changes, and possibly ultrasound or a cardiac scan. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it true that sudden cardiac death happens in people with prior heart attack 80% of the time?

Is it true that sudden cardiac death happens in people with prior heart attack 80% of the time?

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

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What are the signs of a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

What are the signs of a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

MI cardiac arrest: Read this:

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

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How do a heart attack and cardiac arrest differ?

How do a heart attack and cardiac arrest differ?

Overlap sometimes: Asystole is no beat at all. Flaccid still heart.
Cardiac arrest :
includes that and ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia, which are ineffective rhythyms and no pulse.
These can happen with a heart attack which is death of some portion of the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Is cardiac arrest the same thing as a heart attack?

No: Some persons with a heart attack= myocardial infarction may have cardiac stoppage- arrest-ventricular standstill or fibrillation. ...Read more

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How is a heart attack and cardiac arrest different?

How is a heart attack and cardiac arrest different?

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

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Wat causes a heart attack. Do all lead to cardiac arrest?

Wat causes a heart attack. Do all lead to cardiac arrest?

Narrowed artery: Heart attack is usually caused by narrowing of a coronary artery to the heart. When the artery occludes from slow flow of blood through a narrowed artery damage to the heart muscle occurs. That is a heart attack. Not all heart attacks lead to cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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What condition is worse: a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

What condition is worse: a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: A heart attack means damage to heart muscle usually from a blocked coronary artery while cardiac arrest means the heart beat has stopped altogether. Either can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest?

Is there a difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest?

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

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If BP is under control you can have heart attack or cardiac arrest?

If BP is under control you can have heart attack or cardiac arrest?

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

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What is the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

What is the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

Heart stops: With arrest. Heart attack usually caused by blocked vessel. ...Read more

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You can survive from heart attack but cant from cardiac arrest right?

You can survive from heart attack but cant from cardiac arrest right?

WRONG!: 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
Dr Z ...Read more

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What to do if heart attack or go into cardiac arrest. Is this likely?

What to do if heart attack or go into cardiac arrest. Is this likely?

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

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Is there a risk of heart attack during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Is there a risk of heart attack during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

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

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How long one can live after a massive heart attack with a cardiac arrest?

How long one can live after a massive heart attack with a cardiac arrest?

Life: Many many years with expert evaluation and follow up.

Very important is the follow up with your md. ...Read more

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Can a 30 year old have cardiac arrest & a heart attack I just won't too now?

Can a 30 year old have cardiac arrest & a heart attack I just won't too now?

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

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What's the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack and their symptoms?

What's the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack and their symptoms?

Cardiac arrest: 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!
Dr z ...Read more

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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?

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

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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..

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

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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?

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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Chest cardiac arrest heart attack, can you tell me about this?

Chest cardiac arrest heart attack, can you tell me about this?

Heart attack: Cardiac arrest is when your heart stops. A heart attack is when part of your heart is not getting enough blood flow. A heart attack can certainly trigger a cardiac arrest. Sometimes that is the first and only symptom a person with coronary artery disease will have. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

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


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more