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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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What blood thinners are given to people with a heart attack/stroke and gastritis/ulcers?

Risk vs benefit: In life (& in medicine), everything we do is a balance of what benefit we hope to gain vs. what risk we have to take. The correct treatment for someone who has had a heart attack or stroke (in the long term) is aspirin. That comes with a small risk of bleeding. Coated aspirin, especially the 81 mg strength) is unlikely to aggravate gastritis or stomach ulcer since it dissolves lower down. ...Read more

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A stroke/heart attack patient with chronic erosive gastritis.One DES.Taking Plavix (clopidogrel). 3 more stents and asprin to be added in the future. Suggestions?

A stroke/heart attack patient with chronic erosive gastritis.One DES.Taking Plavix (clopidogrel). 3 more stents and asprin to be added in the future. Suggestions?

Work with an integra: tive medicine doctor to get the lifestyle and mind/body/spirit connection going to prepare for better health. Many things wrong here that need to be corrected now that could help the success of future procedures. 3 more stents is a lot, and indicates the level of need for prevention and treatment to ensure longevity. Looking globally and each organ system is important! ...Read more

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How can I prevent stomach bleeding whole taking Plavix, (clopidogrel)aspirin or similar? I have erosive gastritis and a DES after a heart attack.

How can I prevent stomach bleeding whole taking Plavix, (clopidogrel)aspirin or similar? I have erosive gastritis and a DES after a heart attack.

Ppi: It's very important for you to take Plavix in the first few months post heart attack. I'm not sure if you have had any intervention including heart Cath and stent placement. But the concern I have is that u need to be on protective therapy for your stomach like PPI. I recommend to f/u with cardiologist on how long u need plavix and adaptor in but mean while u need PPI like protonix, nexium (esomeprazole) ... ...Read more

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How can a heart attack feel like?

How can  a heart attack feel like?

Classic: Usual sub-sternal crushing severe durable sustained, anxiety producing, with clammy skin, pallor and radiation to left upper arm with a squeeze. Much variability! ...Read more

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What does a heart attack feel like?

What does a heart attack feel like?

See below: The classic symptom of crushing chest pain does is not the most frequent presentation. Frequent symptoms include chest pressure, shortness of breath with unexplained sweating , nausea/vomiting, jaw or arm pain left and or right and even pain/discomfort radiating to the teeth. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to have a heart attack?

What exactly does it feel like to have a heart attack?

Classic: Usual sub-sternal crushing severe durable sustained, anxiety producing, with clammy skin, pallor and radiation to left upper arm with a squeeze. Much variability! ...Read more

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For what reasons when i smoke weed i feel like im having a heart attack?

For what reasons when i smoke weed i feel like im having a heart attack?

Maybe: To quote another smart person, "only a twit would continue to use cannabis...". I don't like to be judgmental, but i treat smokers of all sorts everyday. Numerous cancers and diseases are the result of lifestyle choices. Often choices to use so called "natural" substance. Remember, like marijuana, tobacco is also a "natural herb". Smoking marijuana and tobacco are both unhealthy. ...Read more

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Does a heart attack feel like something stabbing you in your heart into your back?

Does a heart attack feel like something stabbing you in your heart into your back?

It may: It may feel like that, or these may be the symptoms of a dissecting aneurysm. Or, it may be something entirely different like acid reflux or a pulled muscle. Go get yourself checked right away, especially if this is the first time you are having these symptoms. ...Read more

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Feels like i've been having a heart attack everyday is this possible ? Or anxiety ?

Feels like i've been having a heart attack everyday is this possible ? Or anxiety ?

Age is golden: Despite all the risks, even being male is a risk, being young is an advantage. It means you have less chance of having deposited enough cholesterol yet, and you can decrease the risks as you wish. If you don't have all the risk of dm, hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol, family history of heart attack at young age, or other diseases, your feeling are most likely concern continue living healthy. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when you have a heart attack? Do you feel pain or just numbness?

What does it feel like when you have a heart attack? Do you feel pain or just numbness?

Symptoms....: typical symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain in the center of the chest that can radiate to the jaw or down the left arm. This can be accompanied by shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, sweating and/or lightheaded ness. But, there can also be atypical symptoms like fatigue, numbness, etc. If there is any possibility of a heart attack, call 911 and get to the ER. Do not wait! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a heart attack but I no I'm not but it feels like my whole chest is being squeezed! help please what do I need to do?

What to do if I have a heart attack but I no I'm not but it feels like my whole chest is being squeezed! help please what do I need to do?

Emergency.: I think your symptoms warrant emergent evaluation. I suggest you call 911 and get care at the nearest emergency room. The chest squeezing does not have to be due to a heart attack, but there is no way to tell whether this is something serious or not without getting evaluated by a doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does it feel like when having a heart attack?

What does it feel like when having a heart attack?

Classic: Usual sub-sternal crushing severe durable sustained, anxiety producing, with clammy skin, pallor and radiation to left upper arm with a squeeze. Much variability! ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like when you are having a heart attack?

What exactly does it feel like when you are having a heart attack?

Classic: Usual sub-sternal crushing severe durable sustained, anxiety producing, with clammy skin, pallor and radiation to left upper arm with a squeeze. Much variability! ...Read more

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Can you have a heart attack without pain. Wat would i heart attack feel like?

Can you have a heart attack without pain. Wat would i heart attack feel like?

Yes. No symptoms: Yes, it's possible to have a heart attack or myocardial infarction w/o having any pain (unlike classic redd foxx in sanford & son). More often, rather than chest pain radiating up jaw and down arm, patient might complain of bad heartburn that won't go away, difficulty breathing or catching breath as if elephant sitting on chest, nausea etc. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-attack/ds00094. ...Read more

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What does heart attack feel like? I am a 44 yr old female just wondering what the pain is like?

What does heart attack feel like? I am a 44 yr old female just wondering what the pain is like?

MI sxs: Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. There could be pain in the upper back, head, jaw or teeth. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. ...Read more

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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. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

Inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress ...Read more