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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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Tell me heart attack risk factors and coronary heart disease symptoms?

Tell me heart attack risk factors and coronary heart disease symptoms?

Google it: Rf: smoking, obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history etc. Symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations etc. You really will get much more on the internet than i can give you in this box, this is a huge topic! ...Read more

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Can you get shock during panic attack anxiety attack anixety racing heart high blood pressure ?

Unlikely: Panic attacks will not cause going into shock by themselves. They cause most people to go to ERs. Where a. Adria. Work up usuLly shows no problem. Learn relaxation exercises, meditation and similar tech iques ...Read more

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What distinguishes a heart attack from heart failure?

What distinguishes a heart attack from heart failure?

Different conditions: A heart attack is an occlusion of a coronary artery that leads to no blood supply to part of the heart muscle which can lead to permanent heart damage. This can lead to heart failure which is a drop in the pumping action of the heart leading to shortness of breath, leg swelling , fatigue. This can also be caused by valvular heart disease. ...Read more

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Can you have heart attack with normal blood pressure, heart rate, chol and no heart diesae?

Can you have heart attack with normal blood pressure, heart rate, chol and no heart diesae?

Yes, while it's : Great that you don't have the probs u mention, there is more to heart dz than just that. Healthy eating & wt., regular exercise are important even if your bp, choles, etc are normal. More advance testing for other risk factors beyond the standard lipid panel & fasting sugar level is available in some places, & we're still learning about other risk factors. Good u r being prevention-minded! ...Read more

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Heart attack before four years. How to make heart musles strong.

Heart attack before four years. How to make heart musles strong.

How to improve heart: You can consider taking CoQ10 300 mg per day which can improve contractility. Vitamin d 5000 IU per day which can less overall heart mortality. Neo 40 which has Nitric oxide which can improve perfusion to heart and other organs. Testosterone which strengthens heart and relaxes blood vessels. Magnesium. Fish/Krill oil which improves lipid profile and decreases arrthymias. ...Read more

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Ct angio score of zero, stress echo normal and event monitor only ectopic beats...does this rule out CAD? Dad heart attack at 50 still alive. Help?

Ct angio score of zero, stress echo normal and event monitor only ectopic beats...does this rule out CAD? Dad heart attack at 50 still alive. Help?

Yes: Your coronary arteries are clean on testing. While reassuring, this is not a guarantee. Heart attacks can also be electrical, meaning an arrhythmia. Stay active, avoid metabolic swings and learn CPR. Be well. ...Read more

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Does accutane put you at risk for heart disease heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest?

Does accutane put you at risk for heart disease heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest?

No: Main side effect= very dry skin, especially lips. Headaches more likely if taking pills with Vit. A. Side effects gone 1 week after last pill. MUST avoid pregnancy while on it. ...Read more

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Speeding heart beats and irregular breathing, is that anxiety attack?

Speeding heart beats and irregular breathing, is that anxiety attack?

Could Be: Increased heart rate and difficulty breathing can be physical symptoms of a panic attack. It would be a good idea to have these symptoms evaluated by your regular physician if you have not already done so. If there appears to be no clear problem related to your lungs or heart, the the likelihood of panic attacks becomes even more likely. ...Read more

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Can I get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Can I get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Frought with danger: Acute use of ecstasy can lead to anxiety, paranoia, irritabilty. Too much ecstasy can cause heart attack, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, be toxic to the heart, angina pectoris & destruction of blood vessels just to mention a few things. Use of ectasy is frought with danger and can lead to death. ...Read more

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What causes a heart attack at 19?

What causes a heart attack at 19?

Drugs, genes: Cocaine or methamphetamine come to mind when you see a 19 year old with a heart attack, although an autoimmune disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or severe hyperlipidemia might have a myocardial infarct at that age as well... Drugs are the cause more commonly seen in our society, however. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations every day, but worse at night. Shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, loss of balance and panic attacks, but normal heart rate?

Heart palpitations every day, but worse at night. Shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, loss of balance and panic attacks, but normal heart rate?

See a doctor: You have to be evaluated by your personal physician. You need physical examination and some tests to rule out possible heart and lung disease. ...Read more

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Does heart failure always happen after a heart attack? What are the symptoms of heart failure and does heart attacks always lead to heart failure?

Does heart failure always happen after a heart attack? What are the symptoms of heart failure and does heart attacks always lead to heart failure?

Heart : Heart failure can cause shortness of breath, which may worsen with activity or when lying down or sleeping. Heart failure can also cause chest pain, fatigue, exercise intolerance, swelling of the legs, abdominal fullness, loss of appetite, weight gain, or heart palpitations. The symptoms are related to water retention and decreased ability for the heart to maintain adequate blood flow to the body's vital organs. Heart attacks are the most common cause of heart failure, but they do not always lead to heart failure. In the modern era, there are several ways to treat heart attacks which minimize the risk of developing heart failure later. If you have had a heart attack, it is crucial to improve your risk factors to help prevent more heart attacks or the development of heart failure. This means eating healthy, exercising, not smoking tobacco, and controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can panic attack lead to: a) stroke or heart attack due to either hbp being too high at that moment or my heart rate being too too fast? Help

Can panic attack lead to: a) stroke or heart attack due to either hbp being too high at that moment or my heart rate being too too fast? Help

Needs to be high: At 32 years provided you are not morbidly obese severely diabetic or have cardiac issues its unlikely. The panic would have to have your heart beating at almost 200 and your BP would have to be quite high. If you are having a lot of panic attacks speak to your doctor, neurologist, psychiatrist and they may be able to prescribe a medication to stabilize these events. ...Read more

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What causes heart murmurs, palpitations and a faster than normal heart beat?

What causes heart murmurs, palpitations and a faster than normal heart beat?

Stimulants: Stimulants increase the heart rate and make the heart more irritable and prone to irregular rhythms that would be perceived as palpitations. In addition to increasing the heart rate, some increase the strenght of the hear beat resulting in more blood being pumped that may cause a murmur, even in the absence of a heart defect. These stimulant may be ingested substances or internally produced. ...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 are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more