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

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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Is angina usual after a heart attack?

Is angina usual after a heart attack?

See doctor: Angina would mean there is heart muscle which is still getting poor blood flow. This maybe from an area which can not be treated with a stent or surgery. But it could also be an area which can be treated. Only your cardiologist can help you figure that out. Go see him/her. ...Read more

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What is the quality of life after a heart attack?

What is the  quality of life after a heart attack?

It varies: If the loss of heart muscle wasn't too severe, you can usually return to normal activity. When more heart muscle is lost there can be significant fatigue, shortness of breath with activity and even swelling of the feet and ankles. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many hrs does heart enzymes stay elevated after a heart attack?

Can you let me know how many hrs does heart enzymes stay elevated after a heart attack?

Up to 14 dsys: Troponin i or troponin t remains positive up to 14 days after a cardiac event. CPK and ckmb returns to normal after 72 hours. Troponin is a specific cardiac marker. However CPK is not it could be detected in the blood from skeletal muscle injury as well. ...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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Is it normal to have a normal nosebleed after a heart attack?

Is it normal to have a normal
 nosebleed after a heart attack?

Unclear question: Neither a nose bleed nor a heart attack is normal. If you were given an anticoagulant as part of your heart attack treatment that would increase the risk of nose bleed. ...Read more

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How to get disability after a heart attack?

How to get disability after a heart attack?

Talk to your doctor: Please talk to you cardiologist or primary care doctor, who will be better able to guide you in your particular case. However, a heart attack may or may not qualify you for disability. It will depend on the severity. ...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. Rashed Hasan
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Coma (Definition)

Coma = deep state of unconsciousness due ...Read more