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What's the prognosis for a female, hypertensive person with esrd, who had two strokes and heart attack?

What's the prognosis for a female, hypertensive person with esrd, who had two strokes and heart attack?

Not very good: Too many variables. Depending on how much she has been disabled from the strokes etc, if she is on dialysis and the blood pressure is now controlled, she can have a relatively decent life for a few years, especially if she is younger. It is imperative that she follows through with her doctors' visits and recommendations, otherwise disaster is looming. If she is quite disabled - comfort care? ...Read more

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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 are the chances someone having a heart attack or stroke in there 30's?

What are the chances someone having a heart attack or stroke in there 30's?

Rare.: Stroke risk is about 1/5000 for those under 45 with most of the risk borne by those with congenital or acquired problems of the heart, blood, or serious inflammatory disease, metabolic disorders, or drug ingestion. If you have none of these your risk is substantially lower. ...Read more

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Symptom of stroke or heart attack?

Symptom of stroke or heart attack?

what's the question?: Apologies, but what exactly are you asking? If you are concerned about either and feel that you have symptoms, you need to go to the emergency room or see your pcp to be examined. ...Read more

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What can cause a heart attack vs stroke?

What can cause a heart attack vs stroke?

Blood Clots: Both a heart attack and a stroke is caused by a blood clot that gets lodged in a vessel in the heart and brain respectively. The only exception to this is that bleeding in the brain is also termed "stroke, " but it is a "hemorrhagic stroke" rather than an "embolic stroke, " which is from blood clots. ...Read more

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What causes a massive heart attack or stroke?

What causes a massive heart attack or stroke?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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What age can u have a heart attack or stroke?

What age can u have a heart attack or stroke?

Any, technically: Both heart attacks and strokes can occur at any age, from many different causes. Both involve disrupting the blood flow to the heart muscle and brain tissue, which can be caused by things like blood clots, medications/drugs, spasm of blood vessels or even air in the bloodstream. ...Read more

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How do I know if I had a heart attack or stroke?

How do I know if I had a heart attack or stroke?

Classic: Classic symptoms of heart attack - pressure in the chest, difficulty breathing, cold sweats, pain the jaw and left arm. Most commonly stroke will present with weakness or paralysis one side of the body, sometimes with difficulty in speaking. Person having this symptoms should call 911. Range of the symptoms can be very large. This happens usually in older individual. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of a stroke or heart attack?

What is the symptoms of a stroke or heart attack?

Stroke and heart : Stroke is brain injury -- it means loss of function temporarily or permanently and heart attack is heart injury -- the symptoms include chest pain and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What the differens between stroke & heart attack?

Two different: Conditions!- stroke comes from blood clot or bleeding in brain. The blood t or plaque build could be in one of the carotid arteries in the neck. Heart attack comes from blockage of coronary blood vessels that are part of the heart!- sorry for missed word (not t, word was clot). ...Read more

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Aren't these the signs of a heart attack or stroke?

Aren't these the signs of a heart attack or stroke?

Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia both have some common risk! smoking obesity high blood pressure diabetes hyperlipemia prevention is best acute care is an emergency. Call 911, take an Aspirin and go to er. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a mini heart attack/stroke?

How do I know if I have a mini heart attack/stroke?

TIA symptoms: Symptoms of transient ischemic attacks (tias) occur suddenly and are always temporary. They usually go away in 10 to 20 minutes. Tia symptoms are just like stroke ;sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body, vision changes. , trouble speaking, sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements. ...Read more

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What are the first signs for heart attack or stroke?

What are the first signs for heart attack or stroke?

Heart attack/ Stroke: Heart attack: heaviness upon the anterior chest making pt sweat and pale radiating towards the left arm and or neck or jaw very intense for more that 30 minutes. Stroke: sudden incapacity of talking or significant difficulty to move one arm or one leg or half of the body , paralysis of one arm, leg or face. Many other signs could happen. ...Read more

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Can you get a stroke or heart attack from a yelling?

Can you get a stroke or heart attack from a yelling?

Stroke: In young individuals, the presence of an aneurysm or diseases of blood vessels, maneuvers that increase the intracranial pressure such as screaming does have the potential to lead to rupture of blood vessels with the potential for stroke. However, in those who are healthy with normal blood vessels it is highly unlikely. The same principles apply to coronary arteries. Watch for other points of view ...Read more

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How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

Very often.: In western industrialized societies, diet is possibly the most important risk factor for developing coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease (affecting the brain circulation). ...Read more

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What are the signs of a stroke or light heart attack?

What are the signs of a stroke or light heart attack?

Very different: A stroke usually will cause slurred speech or a weakness in an arm or leg. A heart attack usually causes chest pain & shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a heart attack after a stroke?

Treat each one: The history of a stroke may preclude the use of thrombolytics, but should not interfere with medical therapy or stent placement. ...Read more

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Are there any relations between Heart Attack and Stroke?

Are there any relations between Heart Attack and Stroke?

Atherosclerosis: Both heart attack and stroke can be due to atherosclerosis. People who have had a heart attack have 2x the risk of stroke than those who have not had a heart attack. If you have atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries, it is likely that your have it in other parts of your body. ...Read more

Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...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 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