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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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My dad had a heart attack, now in coma and on life support, what to do?

Coma: Obtain physician opinion on chances of recovery and also consider your dads wishes in account whether he wants to be on life support or not. Basing on that you and your family decide. If there is reasonable chance of recovery with good functional status then it is wise to wait and see. ...Read more

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My dad had heart attack, now in coma, on life support. what should I do?

My dad had heart attack, now in coma, on life support. what should I do?

Caregiver guidance: you will need guidance from the physicians taking care of your dad in the hospital. some conditions have a higher likelihood of recovery than others. it is difficult to make a good assessment from the information you have given. ...Read more

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62uncle had heart attack in coma since3days.Took 10 min to resuscitate him.Is that why he's in a coma?Expectations?No known heart dialysis 8+ yrs.

62uncle had heart attack in coma since3days.Took 10 min to resuscitate him.Is that why he's in a coma?Expectations?No known heart dialysis 8+ yrs.

That's a hard one.: I am sorry he is so sick. We cannot know from what you tell us much about his odds. Obviously he is dangerously ill. His doctors can discuss his chances with you better because they know what happened and why. Best wishes to you and your family! Ask questions, and it helps to take notes of answers and write down questions you think of before talking to the docs. ...Read more

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76 male w/ heart attack on 4/3 in coma w/ a stroke. Today had babinski reflex. 1st & 2nd docs say pull plug or phenobarbital coma. Any other options?

76 male w/ heart attack on 4/3 in coma w/ a stroke. Today had babinski reflex. 1st & 2nd docs say pull plug or phenobarbital coma. Any other options?

The real : Question as hard as it is, is not what we who are here want, but what would the patient tell you he would want done for him if he could whisper in his ear? Would he want to be kept alive with no ability to come out of his situation? It's tough but if he would whisper yes then you have your answer. If no, then you know what to do. God bless you during this tough time. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Coma (Definition)

Coma is a medical condition characterized by an non arousable state of unconsciousness. The brain activity seen in a comatose patient shows that being in a coma is not ...Read more


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