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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 can someone do to tell a heart attack may be eminent?

What can someone do to tell a heart attack may be eminent?

Chest pain: Bad habits followed by chest pain, smoker, obese, sedentary, family history, high cholesterol then:ekg troponin, echo cath some times the history and one's diaphoresis, cold clammy appearance and the severe crushing sternal pain are obvious but without testing it can be impossible to prove. Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when someone experiences a heart attack mid flight?

Depends: Some persons have sudden death. If pain, and stable - oxygen, aspirin nearest airport with medical care. If near takeoff, return. If near destination land priority. Read more

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How to tell if I am having a heart attack?

How to tell if I am having a heart attack?

Classic symptoms: You will recognize it only if you have the classic symptoms of chest heaviness like an elephant on chest, cold sweats, shortness of breath, radiating pain to jaw or left arm. There are so many variations from severe symptoms to none and only the classic ones are easy to recognize, fortunately is more common. Read more

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How to tell if I have had a heart attack at 23?

How to tell if I have had a heart attack at 23?

Possible: Aortic root, aortic valvular disease aberrant coronary anomalous coronary origin but as another has noted: Cocaine and other drugs of abuse are more likely in the younger set. While it can happen, at 23 it is unlikely without other signs smoker, obese, positive family history, diabetes, sedentary life. Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during a heart attack?

Could you tell me what happens during a heart attack?

Symptoms: Chest pain severe substernal radiates to left or right arm and neck feeling of anxiety, fear, doom, death. Anatomically, heart muscle oxygen is diminished by coronary obstruction and flow is reduced or absent and heart muscle dues- heart attack. Physically, pallor, shock, arrythmia, death if not identified and treated. Read more

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Can you tell me how I could avoid having a heart attack?

Can you tell me how I could avoid having a heart attack?

Heart attack: First, talk to your doctor to see if you have the risk factors involved with a possible heart attack. Go over your diet and exercise as well. Talk with your doctor about the stresses in your life, and consider addressing your diet, exercise and stress, along with any other medical things your doctor may discover. Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of heart attack for women?

Could you tell me what are signs of heart attack for women?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation. Angina= neck pain or "feeling" impending doom! anxiety shortness of breath diaphoresis ='sweaty clammy nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of a heart attack in women?

Could you tell me what are signs of a heart attack in women?

Heart attack: Pain in chest, jaw, back, shoulder, or arm, or dizzy spells. Also shortness of breath, fatigue, or just not feeling right. And then there may be no symptoms at all. Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you have a heart attack?

Symptoms: Chest pain severe substernal radiates to left or right arm and neck feeling of anxiety, fear, doom, death. Anatomically, heart muscle oxygen is diminished by coronary obstruction and flow is reduced or absent and heart muscle dues- heart attack. Physically, pallor, shock, arrythmia, death if not identified and treated. Read more

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Can you tell me if I could possibly be having a heart attack?

Can you tell me if I could possibly be having a heart attack?

Heart attack: If you think you might be having a heart attack, get off the internet and call 911! Not all heart attacks follow the textbook symptoms. Read more

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Can you please tell me the heart attack symptoms for a woman?

Can you please tell me the heart attack symptoms for a woman?

Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! Read more

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Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of a heart attack?

Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of a heart attack?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . Read more

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How do you tell the difference between acidity and heart attack?

How do you tell the difference between acidity and heart attack?

See your Doctor: When you have pain between the neck and upper belly, there are many things that can be the cause. Go to and emergency department or call you doctor if you have pain that is concerning to you. We'd rather tell you it's nothing than have you drop dead because you didn't get help. Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can the body warn you of a heart attack?

Can somebody tell me how can the body warn you of a heart attack?

Heart Attack: Most of the time, there is no warning signs, the first think you get is a chest pain or fainting. Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is a heart attack not a heart attack?

Can you tell me exactly when is a heart attack not a heart attack?

When: You develop chest pain and symptoms of a heart attack but no muscle dies. It could have just been angina without actual cardiac injury. Cardiac lab tests (enzymes) would be normal. Read more

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Could you tell me what are most common symptoms of a heart attack?

Could you tell me what are most common symptoms of a heart attack?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . 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