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Coma After A Heart Attack
What can I do if my uncle just had a heart attack now hes in a coma for 2 days already when will he wake up?
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
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
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
My pregnant girlfriend had a heart attack and was in a coma for a few days. She has no memory of me. Is this permanent or will she get it back?
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
Limited: One needs full details to be sure, but the pattern is gloomy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, ?
Mom: diabetic coma at 14 yrs old (she's 54 now) she's had kidney failure, dialysis 4 years transplant in 1996, heart attack stroke fibro osteoarthriti?
What question?: What's your question? You've given some some background but there's no question. ...Read more
Had heart attack 5 yrs ago, had stent put in a coma for 3 days. Last month, have difficulty breathing, arms/legs weak or heavy, numbness in hand
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me is it normal to suffer pains in the chest sometimes 3 years after a heart attack ?
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