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How does recovery happen after a heart attack?

How does recovery happen after a heart attack?

Recovery: read this: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/PreventionTreatmentofHeartAttack/Heart-Attack-Recovery-FAQS_UCM_303936_Article.jsp

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Dr. Creighton Wright
3,916 doctors shared insights

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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Which type of recovery is needed for a heart attack?

Which type of recovery is needed for a heart attack?

Good choices: Survived now what! cardiac rehab american heart choose to recover your health no smoking weight loss exercize diet control BP and cholesterol people can live long and well. ...Read more

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Concerned about my outlook. Ef of 15 in march, now 50. No heart attack, cath clear. Is this improvement positive and a good sign for recovery?

Concerned about my outlook.  Ef of 15 in march, now 50.  No heart attack, cath clear.  Is this improvement  positive and a good sign for recovery?

Great sign!: It's not uncommon for an ef (ejection fraction or how much the heart pumps) to improve. Your's is now pretty much normal but given your history of it being low, it should always be followed closely by a heart doctor. ...Read more

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Friend had a massive heart attack- no cpr for at least a few minutes- has kidney problems and infection- getting a trachea- survival? Full recovery?

Friend had a massive heart attack- no cpr for at least a few minutes- has  kidney problems and  infection- getting a trachea- survival? Full recovery?

Possible: Is the brain intact? If arrest and no cpr, that may be the limiting organ. Kidney failure may recover, pneumonia may clear with tracheostomy and antibiotics. Baseline function is also relevant for recovery. ...Read more

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Knowing meth, cocaine, heroine ect are a danger to the heart.. Is it possible to get a heart attack, stroke, or infarct later during recovery? If so, why

Yes: If you injected the drug under unsanitary conditions and bacteria settled on your heart valves and colonized there you could send septic emboli to different parts of your body, especially your brain. Archneur.Jamanetwork.Com/article.Aspx?Articleid=1151759 multiple septic brain emboli in infectious endocarditis. ... Cardiac ultrasonography showed mitral valve vegetations consistent with infective. ...Read more

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My 70 yr old father who has a heart attack 2 yrs ago just had knee surgery hours earlier. Should he be on a blood thinner? Also is recovery worse??

My 70 yr old father who has a heart attack 2 yrs ago just had knee surgery hours earlier. Should he be on a blood thinner? Also is recovery worse??

Maybe: There are several variables to consider and probably the physician in charge has already made the decision. Feel free to ask. We cannot give the right answer here, and it may be a judgement call. ...Read more

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I had a heart attack. When can I work full time?

I had a heart attack. When can I work full time?

Ask cardiologist: Depends on severity and pre existing cardiac status as well as the size of the infarct as well as success and timing of coronary revascularization. ...Read more

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For what length of time can heart attack symptoms last?

For what length of time can heart attack symptoms last?

Seconds to hours: Usually pretty quick to declare although some are staggering, stuttering in occurrence. ...Read more

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How much time between signs of a heart attack and the heart attack?

How much time between signs of a heart attack and the heart attack?

Heart attack: Warning symptoms of heart attack can be none or can occur witha variable time frame, usually chest discomfort coming with less and less exertion. ...Read more

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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