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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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I am always afraid of having a heart attack, what should I do?

I am always afraid of having a heart attack, what should I do?

Adhere : To a healthy diet, no tobacco and see your family doctor for instruction in preventative measures based on your risk factors. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person having a heart attack and not know it?

Is it possible for a person having a heart attack and not know it?

Absolutely: One of the best known research studies to examine this issue was the framingham heart study. In the study, several thousand people were followed for 50 years. One quarter of all patients with heart attacks did not have symptoms that were recognized by the patient and were not admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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What are the chances having a heart attack at 27 help...

What are the chances having a heart attack at 27 help...

Very low!: Congenital, anomalies can happen aortic root, aortic valvular disease aberrant coronary anomalous coronary origin but as another has noted: Cocaine and other drugs of abuse are more likely in your age group. If you are smoking, hypercholesterolemic, diabetic you have increased risk. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of having a heart attack?

Heart attack: Common symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, fatigue at times jaw pain. Usually the chest pain starts with exertion and progresses to pain at rest. Some feel heart burn like symptoms and some never have an y symptoms at all. Remember women tend to have atypical symptoms such as back pain, shoulder pain and fatigue. ...Read more

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How do I know if i'm having a heart attack?

How do I know if i'm having a heart attack?

2aspects to consider: Classic sx included chest pain, radiation to jaw, shoulder, sweats, short of breath. Important to note some, esp women & diabetics (that's a lot of people) don't always have classic sx. It's esp important to consider context too. What risk factors are present: overweight, lack of exercise, poor diet, tob use, high bp, diabetes, cholesterol & related biomarkers, & other inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 23yo female having a heart attack?

What are the chances of a 23yo female having a heart attack?

Unlikely: It is unlikely, but it is possible. It becomes more likely with abuse of drugs such as cocaine. If you are having chest pain, it needs to be evaluated right now. Good luck. ...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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Can you tell me if i could possibly be having a heart attack?

Can you tell me if i could possibly be having a heart attack?

Heart attack: If you think you might be having a heart attack, get off the internet and call 911! Not all heart attacks follow the textbook symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cause damage to the heart from exercising too hard without having a heart attack? If so, what are the implications of this?

Is it possible to cause damage to the heart from exercising too hard without having a heart attack? If so, what are the implications of this?

Restrictive Heart : There is a rare problem seen in ultra marathoners and super high level athletes called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The heart gets so strong, almost "too strong" in a manner such that it actually IMPEDES blood flow into the heart. This is quite rare, here is a link to case study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC482078/ ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction is also known as Heart attack. 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