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Heart Stent Smoking Weed
A heart stent is a small, 2.25-4.5 mm diameter (when expanded) stainless steel tube. The walls are cut with a laser, into varying patterns due to patent designs. They are compressed onto a balloon catheter that is advanced over a very small wire, (0.014" diam.) to the site of blockage, then the balloon is inflated with liquid, deploying the stent, at pressures up to 10-20 ...Read more
Heart attack: and heart disease is a potential risk. the latest randomized control studies showed the growing risk of marijuana-associated adverse cardiovascular effects, especially in young people. The comorbid conditions are obesity, sedentarism, high cholesterol blood pressure. Obviously, marijuana like many other drugs is the drug has side effects. ...Read more
Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. Cannabis isn't a good idea. ...Read more
Smoking in CAD: Secondary prevention guidelines emphasize smoking cessation for good reason. One's chance of a future cardiac event is worsened by continuing to smoke. Since someone with a stent already knows that they are at higher future risk (they are compared with someone without CAD history) then doing everything possible to reduce thy risk (like quitting smoking) is important. ...Read more
Pot problems: I've worked with several people who have wanted to moderate or stop their weed consumption. I found that it can induce anything from worried thoughts to a psychotic episode, and anything in between (i.e. Panic Attacks). Weed is short term for relaxation. For some people they feel a spike in their anxiety when they are no longer high. ...Read more
Yes knock it off: If the scar on the front of your chest doesnt convince you to stop smoking nothing will. Smoking will continue to damage your heart arteries and will also prematurely cause your grafts to fail. Never mind the ongoing risk of lung cancer, stroke, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very: depends on the kind of heart disease. Smoking is the number 1 preventible cause of arteriosclerosis and coronary heart disease, which are what lead to heart attacks, some strokes and peripheral vascular disease (mostly not getting enough blood in the legs and pain with walking). It is estimated that half of the million or so heart attack deaths in US would not occur if people did not smoke ...Read more
I smoked for 32 yrs. Quit smoking jan. 2012 and had heart attack in may. Did quittin smoking shock my body into having heart attack?
Smoking tobacco is major risk factor for pancreatic cancer. What about vaping marijuana (not tobacco e-cigs), smoking it or edibles have same risk?
Bad idea: Any time you have had ventricular tachycardia (vtach), you need to take care of your heart. Speak with your cardiologist about what medication they want to give you to prevent this again but anything that stresses your heart, can lead to problems. Smoking decreases oxygenation, caffeine causes too much stimulation so have a better lifestyle will be key. ...Read more
Drinking alcohol after having mitral valve heart surgery for leaky heart valve allowed? Will alcohol have any effects on repaired heart valve?
Yes and no: Both do harm to the body in different ways, nicotine is implicated with cancer , weed also has implicated with cancer in a recent study an increased incidence of testicular cancer was found . In regards to addiction they both cause increase of Dopamine which happens to be the chief chemical associated with pleasure, reward and re-inforcement of a behavior. I would suggest both not be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress test, ultrasound arteries, carotid, legs, cath, everything is clear, last LDL 113, family history of heart disease. Hbp, cholesterol med?
Focus on lifestyle : I wonder why all of that was done? Was it for symptoms or anxiety over potential symptoms? What was your risk factor status beyond the family history? If all of these studies were negative and your LDL was 113, you could either consider lifestyle modifications alone (if no other risk factors), or lifestyle modification plus a low dose statin if multiple other risk factors present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking Cessation: #1 both increase the risk of oral cancer. Cigarettes, when inhaled, increase lung cancer risk. #2. Nicotine anonymous #3 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, making reductions every two weeks or longer, to increase the likelihood of staying stopped. This works bests if done in combination with #2. ...Read more
Hbp, rate 150, a-fib, k= 2.5 in er. Toprol (metoprolol) stopped a-fib. History of skipped beats/flopping fish in chest, 3 yrs. What is my heart disease risk?
38yr male non smokernondrinker eats heart healthy daily exercise/no familyhistory heart disease /suffered widowmaker 90%bloc 2stents hehasnospleen ?
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