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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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Need advice on what is the the difference between a heart attack and a stroke?

Need advice on what is the the difference between a heart attack and a stroke?

Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia both have some common risk! smoking obesity high blood pressure diabetes hyperlipemia prevention is best. ...Read more

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

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

Heart, cva: A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping for one reason or another. A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest isn't necessarily caused by a heart attack. A stroke is blocked brain blood vessels and resultant brain dam ...Read more

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What the difference between my anxiety symptoms and angina? The left side of my body goes numb after eating. I've been examined in the ER and the doctors said I have no signs of heart attack, stroke, or cancer. I didn't notice I was depressed. Could I be

What the difference between my anxiety symptoms and angina? The left side of my body goes numb after eating. I've been examined in the ER and the doctors said I have no signs of heart attack, stroke, or cancer. I didn't notice I was depressed. Could I be

When it happens: Angina means heart pain which is much much more likely to occur in older people and during physical exertion while panic attacks are often random, or due to some specific trigger such as supermarket/closed space likely elevator etc...During a panic attack, the symptoms are quite like angina. Being 24 and had work-up without cardiac involvement, panic is likely. Consult doc for treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a stroke and a heart attack?

What are the differences between a stroke and a heart attack?

Stroke v, heart atta: Most strokes are caused by obstruction of arteries by atherosclerotic plaques ( cholesterol plaques) and clots which is the same cause of the myocardial infarctions. Brain infarcts are strokes. Heart infarcts are heart attacks. Intracraneal bleeding causes strokes too. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell the difference in a heart attack & a stroke?

What can you do to tell the difference in a heart attack & a stroke?

Heart attack: A stroke is to the brain what a heart attack is to the heart. You could call a stroke a brain attack. They don't clinically look alike because losing brain tissue causes neurologic symptoms and heart attack causes heart symptoms like pain and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Are there any relations between Heart Attack and Stroke?

Are there any relations between Heart Attack and Stroke?

Atherosclerosis: Both heart attack and stroke can be due to atherosclerosis. People who have had a heart attack have 2x the risk of stroke than those who have not had a heart attack. If you have atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries, it is likely that your have it in other parts of your body. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which the risk factors for heart attack and stroke affect you?

What is the mechanism by which the risk factors for heart attack and stroke affect you?

Badly: Smoking is awful and affects heart lungs and blood vessels obesity affects most joints, heart pumping requirements and encourages more sedentary inaction s leading to more weight and blood clots hyperlipidemia deposits the " rust" in your pipes and clogs them up hypertension adds to the strain on the heart muscle and it hypertrophied-thickens leading to heart failure and or aortic tears and death. ...Read more

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Why testestrone replacement has risk for heart attack and stroke?

Why testestrone replacement has risk for heart attack and stroke?

Testosterone: At the present time, the FDA has NOT concluded that there is an increased risk for heart attack and stroke if prescribed properly. Testosterone is a hormone essential to the development of male growth and masculine characteristics. Testosterone products are FDA-approved only for use in men who lack or have low testosterone levels in conjunction with an associated medical condition. http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm383904.htm ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...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