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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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Is a person who has been using cocaine for several years at a big risk for a heart attack if they're only a teenager?

Is a person who has been using cocaine for several years at a big risk for a heart attack if they're only a teenager?

Yes: A person can overdose on Cocaine and die at any time. Cocaine weakens the blood vessels and the connections between them. A person can die suddenly from a dissecting aneurysm. Chronic Cocaine use can cause irreversible damage to the brain. The substances used to "cut" the coke can cause severe liver damage. Cocaine addicts will either end up in jail, a hospital or the cemetery. ...Read more

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Knowing meth, cocaine, heroine ect are a danger to the heart.. Is it possible to get a heart attack, stroke, or infarct later during recovery? If so, why

Knowing meth, cocaine, heroine ect are a danger to the heart.. Is it possible to get a heart attack, stroke, or infarct later during recovery? If so, why

Yes: If you injected the drug under unsanitary conditions and bacteria settled on your heart valves and colonized there you could send septic emboli to different parts of your body, especially your brain. Archneur.Jamanetwork.Com/article.Aspx?Articleid=1151759 multiple septic brain emboli in infectious endocarditis. ... Cardiac ultrasonography showed mitral valve vegetations consistent with infective. ...Read more

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Why is it that i feel as if i am having a heart attack every time i try and fall asleep, i am awoken by a jolt my heart is racing my left arm is numb?

Why is it that i feel as if i am having a heart attack every time i try and fall asleep, i am awoken by a jolt my heart is racing my left arm is numb?

Heart attack: Heart attack is rare at your age, but if you feel that your heart is racing, you need to an evaluation by a physician and also you should have a Holter monitor (that you wear for 48 hrs) to see what type of heart rhythm problems you are having ...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