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Heart Attack Aspirin Hoax
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
Yes: Aspirin has, in most populations, been shown to decrease the likelihood of a heart attack by preventing platelets from sticking together and forming clots which create the heart attack in the first place. More importantly, at the time of a heart attack, chewing and then swallowing 325 mg of Aspirin dramatically reduces the risk of dying from that heart attack. ...Read more
38yr male non smokernondrinker eats heart healthy daily exercise/no familyhistory heart disease /suffered widowmaker 90%bloc 2stents hehasnospleen ?
Continuum: Coronary disease develops from our lifestyle and as we age real blockage develops in some or all coronary vessels. One or more plaques disrupt and obstruct. If adequate collateral pathways exist may just vagus transient angina or pain. Angina is pain without damage. If not adequate flow, or collateral, acute myocardial infarction- heart attack occurs and that is "damage". Heart failure may follow. ...Read more
Is severe ectopic heart beats dangerous w/ lack of oxygen to the heart w/ pulm stenosis, h murmur and severe asthma? Pulse is 120+ w/ heart medicine.
Too complicated: In general the answer would be no, but your situation is quite complicated and you will need to discuss with your doc or cardiologist. ...Read more
Death is death: Both can occur together. Heart attack is dying muscle from blockage in general. Arrythmias are caused by heart attack, chemical imbalances, and a variety of items. Ventricular tachycardia, and fibrillation are the common "arrest" rhythms along with asystole and heart block- bradycardia s. ...Read more
Heart attacks run in my family gran grandad massive heart attack early age also mum heart problems been havin stomach palpitations with no exercise ?
Heart family history: Family history of heart disease is often clinically important, and an indicator that preventive evaluation and treatment may be especially valuable. Palpitations are not usually a symptom of coronary disease (which runs in families) but may be a symptom of other heart conditions, some of which also can run in families. For a personal review of your case consider a consult here on HealthTap. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Heart Valve replace12mth ago take prostate tablets.Have Diabetis 2 strokes Aspirin Dipyridamole Ezetimibel Simvastatin Leg Cramp can i Add ubiquinol?
Yes: I recommend it, especially if on statin ...Read more
No: Panic attacks can make you feel like you are going to die, and the belief that your heart is going to stop is quite common. However, although it certainly can make your heart rate rise alarmingly, there is no direct damage to your heart or lungs or any other bodily organ. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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