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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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I have anexity and I have the following symtoms: dizzy, nausea, tight head, not sure what's wrong with me, I had a really bad anexity attack after drinking and working too hard for a month and I thought I was having a heart attack... Had the same symptoms

I have anexity and I have the following symtoms: dizzy, nausea, tight head, not sure what's wrong with me, I had a really bad anexity attack after drinking and working too hard for a month and I thought I was having a heart attack... Had the same symptoms

Acute anxiety can…: Trigger the symptoms you describe. Do you take any medications for the condition? If not, see your fp or a psychiatrist for workup to rule out cardiac disease, hyperthyroidism, etc. Try to limit the amount of caffeine you drink. Moderate exercise when you're feeling tense/ anxious can help burn off excess Adrenalin accumulated from unresolvable stress situations. ...Read more

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Can a heart attack cause ears to go purple?

Can a heart attack cause ears to go purple?

Not likely: Sounds very unusual.
With poor circulation and congestion our ears can appear cyanosis- blue.
Neck drainage sounds more like an infected cyst? ...Read more

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I have dis pain upper part of neck or lower part head at the back. Parallel to my ear middle. Cause? Is it heart attack or stroke or anything fatal?

I have dis pain upper part of neck or lower part head at the back. Parallel to my ear middle. Cause? Is it heart attack or stroke or anything fatal?

Not likely: An early thirties female with post-auricular pain likely has occipital neuritis or tendinitis of superior trapezius at occiput, especially with pain to palpation or with range of motion of neck. If there are not these findings and if pain is constant then see a doctor. Concerns increase if there is dizziness or use of cigarettes and taking of birth control pills, a bad combination. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I went to a new doctor yesterday for an ear infection, sore throat, and chest pains. They did an EKG and said asked me if I had had a heart attack. I explained to them that my former doctor sent me to a cardiologist for mitralcardial prolapse-not sure abo

I went to a new doctor yesterday for an ear infection, sore throat, and chest pains. They did an EKG and said asked me if I had had a heart attack. I explained to them that my former doctor sent me to a cardiologist for mitralcardial prolapse-not sure abo

You: You need to see a cardiologist. You may have to go through your primary care doctor first. You will need something called a stress test. This is a test where you walk on a treadmill or are give medications to "stress" your heart. The test will provide information about wheter or not you may have blockage in your arteries. From there the doctors can decide on further diagnostic tests. In addition to the stress test you will also need a picture of your heart (basically an ultrasound) this can be done with the stress test or separately. Regardless you need to be followed by a cardiologist. If all is fine, then your symptoms can likely be attributed to your anxiety disorder.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Does hiccups have anything to do w your heart? Anything at all? Is it a sign of heart attack or cloged arteries stuff like that at ages past 50,

Does hiccups have anything to do w your heart? Anything at all? Is it a sign of heart attack or cloged arteries stuff like that at ages past 50,

Yes rare: Very rarely. Hiccups have multiple causes. Heart attack is the least common. But, inferior myocardial infarction can cause hiccups. If you have not had any chest pain or any other symptoms, non diabetic non smoker you need not worry. Otherwise talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Hi can you have a heart attack at age 23? I have a very poor diet and I am very sedentary. ECG came back, also could my arteries be clogged at 23?

Hi can you have a heart attack at age 23? I have a very poor diet and I am very sedentary. ECG came back, also could my arteries be clogged at 23?

Possible at 23 y.o.: Yes, what you mention is possible but less probable as when you are older. Please continue to see your doc and also discuss diet and lifestyle changes that will lower the probability of ill health even more. See a book called "Disease Proof" by David Katz for some self-help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My triponin levels were at 5.0 in the ER and remained up overnite. No damage shown on ekg, is a mild heart attack possible? Clogged secondary arterie

NONSTEMI: It appears you had a non s-t elevation myocardial infarct or subendocardial infarct. The consequences of which to be determined by serial echocardiography, cardiac catheterization (unless recently done). ...Read more

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How do you tell how clogged your arteries are in your heart? Like the ones that if they got clogged would cause a heart attack?

How do you tell how clogged your arteries are in your heart? Like the ones that if they got clogged would cause a heart attack?

Angiogram: An angiogram, in which dye is injected into the artery while x-rays are taken, is the usual way doctors look at heart arteries to see where the artery clogs are. It is not a simple procedure to do, so is only done when a patient is at a high risk of getting a heart attack or similar medical problem, or after a patient has already started having a heart attack. ...Read more

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I am going to have a 4 heart by pass. (i am female 60 years old) I had a mild heart attack a month ago. They put a stent in they say there are many narrowing in all the vessels. So they feel I need this by pass, my question is the clogged arteries that wi

I am going to have a 4 heart by pass. (i am female 60 years old) I had a mild heart attack a month ago. They put a stent in they say there are many narrowing in all the vessels. So they feel I need this by pass, my question is the clogged arteries that wi

CABG: During a CABG procedure, the clogged portions of coronary arteries are bypassed with using short sections of a vein removed from one of your legs called the great saphenous. It is like building an overpass to redirect and flow of blood away from the clogged section and deliver it to the compromised heart muscle tissue. ...Read more

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Could a clogged vena cava filter result in a heart attack and hep c and cause open ulcers on the bottom part of legs to not heal?

Could a clogged vena cava filter result in a heart attack and hep c and cause open ulcers on the bottom part of legs to not heal?

See below: It's extremely unlikely that a clogged vena cava filter would result in a heart attack, which is a result of clogged arteries in the heart not veins. I haven't heard of hep c causing leg ulcers. But if you have severe vein disease which is quite possible with a clogged filter, then open ulcers in your legs is very possible. These are called venous stasis ulcers. You should see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there any preventive tests to show if artery is clogged? My mom died fatal heart attack she had everything but mra or catheterization. Dad wants to make sure his arteries ok. Ekg stress test done

Are there any preventive tests to show if artery is clogged? My mom died fatal heart attack she had everything but mra or catheterization. Dad wants to make sure his arteries ok. Ekg stress test done

Most fatal MI's -: Not usually caused by progressive obstruction, but by rupture of an existing plaque. This involves inflammatory response in the arterial wall, and the subsequent formation of an obstructive clot. Tobacco and other factors can greatly increase the likelihood of this occurrence; evaluation needs to be done by a cardiologist, and all risk factors should be identified and reduced. ...Read more

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How does your head feel before a heart attack?

How does your head feel before a heart attack?

At 24, I expect: Even though I don't know how your head would feel, that... This may be a panic attack - not a heart attack. But they are both serious and feel awful - go to an er or urgent care to reassure yourself and get some good advice for moving forward.
You can learn more about yourself and how to take better care of the only you you've got. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I was having heart attack and watched for clots is when popping bursts in head. What's this?

When I was having heart attack and watched for clots is when popping bursts in head. What's this?

Unusual: You note popping head sound when you had heart attack. That is unusual. Women also suffer from heart disease just as men do. Heart attacks can have things like chest pain or pressure or tightness. They can also be silent. Brain attack or stroke is also noted in people with high blood pressure. Check with your doctor on a regular basis from now on. Hope you are well. ...Read more

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I have pain in neck shoulders and can't raise arms, also my head gets hot, could it be a heart attack?

Possibly: Some of the symptoms of heart disease are chest pain, chest pressure radiating to the base of the jaw, left or right arm or both. The older you are the more the possibility of this. If you get this pain moving your arms it may be a spine problem or a neurologic problem. I certainly would see a physician and have him/her sort this out for you. ...Read more

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Bad On/off pain in chest through to shoulderblade&jaw lasts a few mins, not severe inc heavy head sweats. Don't think heart attack but concerned. What cou?

Serious symptoms: This is a serious situation. You are having symptoms that could indicate that you are having blockages in the arteries around your heart and at risk for a heart attack. You should go to the closest ER if you have pain again or see a primary care doctor or cardiologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have popping sensations in the leftside of chest that causes pain in left side of head. Is this a heart attack?

I have popping sensations in the leftside of chest that causes pain in left side of head. Is this a heart attack?

ECHO and CT: It could be due to a leaky heart valve (aortic valve), aortic aneurysm, or due to migraine. The best way is to get a ct scan of the chest and head. An examination of the heart wiht an echocardiogram will help rule out a valve problem. Of course migraine usually does not get diagnosed with either of the tests. ...Read more

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I'm having chest and head pain that comes on very sudden lasts for about 10 minutes and then goes away. I'm concerned that I may be having a mile heart attack?

I'm having chest and head pain that comes on very sudden lasts for about 10 minutes and then goes away. I'm concerned that I may be having a mile heart attack?

You might be: Having what is called unstable Angina. This is a prelude to heart attack. You need to go to a health care facility as soon as possible and get this checked out before something more serious occurs. ...Read more

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Since I was put on Prednisone 3 days ago I have bouts of my whole body pulsing my head feels like it explode I am scared I will have a heart attack?

Since I was put on Prednisone 3 days ago I have bouts of my whole body pulsing my head feels like it explode I am scared I will have a heart attack?

Prednisone: Prednisone can certainly have the side effects you describe. It will not cause you to have a heart attack. It makes some people feel very nervous, like they can't sit still or they are shaking inside yet when they look at their hands they are not shaking. I would talk to the physician who gave you this medicine to make sure you need it, but do not stop it on your own. ...Read more

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How do u feel after a heart attack. Like when u wake up the next day. How do u feel? Would u have weakness? Head pressure? Brain fog?

How do u feel after a heart attack. Like when u wake up the next day. How do u feel? Would u have weakness? Head pressure? Brain fog?

Heart attack: You could feel fine the next am or you could be dead. You could feel virtually anything in between. If you get to medical care quickly with the heart attack you have a good chance of feeling pretty well pretty rapidly depending on many factors. ...Read more

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I take amlodipine 2.5 and Ivabradine hydrochloride 5 for having blood pressure and feel like head will burst I feel that I will die with heart attack?

I take amlodipine 2.5 and Ivabradine hydrochloride 5 for having blood pressure and feel like head will burst I feel that I will die with heart attack?

High blood pressure: Is one driver of CVDs, including heart attacks. Primary drivers=NMR lipoproteins (other than very ↓ LDL & ↑ Large HDL-particle concentrations), ↑ed glucose (starting way below what is considered Diabetes) & HTN. Meds you are taking may ↓ BP & heart pain some, but do not prevent heart attacks. Low-fat, Hi-carb foods drive CVDs, DM, Ca & Obesity. Study the issues yourself & get better assistance. ...Read more

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Not feeling very well. Blood pressure is 145/105 and my chest feels weird head hurts. Can I be having a stroke or heart attack. Blood pressure fluctuates between 170 /102 to todays 145/105..

Not feeling very well. Blood pressure is 145/105 and my chest feels weird head hurts. Can I be having a stroke or heart attack. Blood pressure fluctuates between 170 /102 to todays 145/105..

Get treated!: You are describing rather severe hypertension which is uncontrolled! You are at increased risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and accelerated atherosclerosis. You really should seek medical evaluation immediately at an er or urgent care facility. You should be on aggressive treatment for your high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I saw on the Dr's show and other places that if you have a line on your earlobe you are at higher risk of heart attack, is there any truth to that? Ty

I saw on the Dr's show and other places that if you have a line on your earlobe you are at higher risk of heart attack, is there any truth to that? Ty

Probably not: There are risk factors clearly established and mostly subject to modification. This is only a weak association. Real risks include heredity, gender, age, smoking, diet, blood pressure, LDL lipid level, diabetes, obesity, sedentary habits, certain meds. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?

Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?

No heart attack: The pain probably is due to joint or muscle and is not heart attack, so you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Should I go to the er"? I am a 56 yr old female, diabetes, high blood pressure. Having off and on stomach pain in the middle and left side, pain in my neck and ear and some jaw pain. I thought these may be symptoms of a heart attack in women. I have no in

Should I go to the er"? I am a 56 yr old female, diabetes, high blood pressure. Having off and on stomach pain in the middle and left side, pain in my neck and ear and some jaw pain. I thought these may be symptoms of a heart attack in women. I have no in

Hello.: Hello. I don't know what your pain represents. I will list some of the symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack). Chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness is the most common presentation. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack.
You asked specifically about symptoms in women. The following statistics are from a national institute of health study. 43% of women had no chest pain. 58% were short of breath; 55% had marked weakness; 43% experienced fatigue, with cold sweats in 39% & dizziness in 39%.
According to the study preceding their heart attacks women experienced the following symptoms: unusual fatigue - 70%; sleep disturbance - 48%; shortness of breath - 42%; indigestion - 39% and anxiety - 35%.
Whenever int doubt it is best to take the cautious road. Jaw pain in a woman with diabetes and high blood pressure is of concern. ...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