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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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Dear doctor, ihad a panic attack 3 years back , and last week i had chest pain i thought heart attack i took tmt but it, s normal , does bothfeelsimilar?

Dear doctor, ihad a panic attack 3 years back , and last week i had chest pain i thought heart attack i took tmt but it, s normal , does bothfeelsimilar?

Panic: Yes the symptoms of a panic attack can be similar to those of a heart attack. These can include sweating, shortness of breath and a sensation your heart is racing as well as chest pain. If you have such symptoms it's always best to clarify the cause with your physician. ...Read more

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My husband has been taking ppi's daily for the last 10+years for severe gerd.I am concerned about long term use. Can it increase risk of heart attack?

My husband has been taking ppi's daily for the last 10+years for severe gerd.I am concerned about long term use. Can it increase risk of heart attack?

Not clear: A recent study suggested a possible relationship (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26061035) but this risk was estimated about 1.16 times. More data is needed to establish a true cause-effect relationship. However, I advise my patients who have a strong family history or personal history of heart disease or risk factors for heart disease to look at alternatives including diet/lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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My husband had a heart attack last year, what can he take for a cold?

My husband had a heart attack last year, what can he take for  a cold?

See below: I would avoid anything with a decongestant. Other than that, check with his doctor regarding any interaction with his medications. ...Read more

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Advice please? My 52-year husband suffered major heart attack last month.

Advice please? My 52-year husband suffered major heart attack last month.

Heart attack: You should discuss your husband's particulars and get direct advice from his cardiologist. Read this for lots of information: https://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/heartattack/. ...Read more

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How many people died of a heart attack last year?

How many people died of a heart attack last year?

Too many: About 600, 000 people died last year in usa from heart disease. These links may help: http://goo.Gl/fxk4i and http://goo.Gl/ufpii. ...Read more

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I'm 50yr old I suffer a heart attack last year. My heart rate now is 37% after another stens put in. I don't want to die. Please help

I'm 50yr old  I suffer a heart attack last year. My heart rate now is 37% after another stens put in.  I don't want to die. Please help

See integrative Dr.: I'm not sure what you mean by heart rate 37%. Do you mean ejection fraction? Preventing and reversing heart disease requires a comprehensive approach of healthy diet, exercise, stress reduction and nutritional and herbal supplements. Stents can help but are a band-aid approach that does not correct the underlying problem. Work with a good integrative Dr.-see http://tinyurl.com/zkr8v2p and comment: ...Read more

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Had a drug eluting stent placed due to heart attack on Feb 27 this year. Last night started having sharp pain in center of chest. Lasts for 20-30 seco?

Had a drug eluting stent placed due to heart attack on Feb 27 this year. Last night started having sharp pain in center of chest. Lasts for 20-30 seco?

Chest pain post sten: Was the pain similar to the pain you had in the past, before the stent placement? You must see the cardiologist that placed the stents, I may be an early symptom of partial stent occlusion. Give him a call, and follow his advise. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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