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How Do You Feel After A Mild Heart Attack
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
My husband is only 22 and already suffered a mild heart attack! How can he best avoid that from happening again?
Left ventrecal only 40 percent after mild heart attack how bad do it mean my heart is can I live a normal life still?
Normal life: yes!: 40% is a mildly impaired heart. It often improves over time as the areas of your heart on the margins of the heart attack zone recover. Medication helps avoid unwanted remodeling, keeps your stent patent, and lowers your risk of new heart attack. Join cardiac rehab, stop smoking completely, take your meds, adjust your diet, and you can live full and normal life! ...Read more
Been diagnosed with an ef of 50%. 51 yo male, clear cath, no heart attack. Right side of heart normal, left mild dysfunction. How serious is this?
Not too: That ef is at the lower end of normal; however if you have high blood pressure lowering it might improve your heart function and your ef. There are specific blood pressure medicines your doctor can prescribe if you have "diastolic dysfunction" and if you are other wise healthy and can exercise that will improve your heart function as well. ...Read more
I'm 37 years old thought perfect health atleast I thought and I had a mild heart attack. Is my life over as I know it. I was prescribed 6 different med?
No.: It just means looking after yourself more and visiting a doctor more often. Depending on any blockages, you may need surgery to help get oxygen to the heart. If you smoke, you absolutely must stop. Staying active, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating right are all important. ...Read more
What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?
My brother have a mild Heart Attack this past year. His specialist said to him. That my his heart has a small tear. How dangerous is?
That would be an unusual observation.
Plaque, plaque dissection, disruption, clotting would be more common comments.
Obstruction of the coronary artery is the usual cause of a heart attack.
Survival is GOOD!
Knowing current functional status, and modifying life factors are important.
Stop smoking, EXERCIZE, weight control. ...Read more
After a short jog I had mild discomfort/pain specifically on the left side of my chest. I know it wasn't a heart attack, but is that normal?
How does one know?: Some people have those exact symptoms and are having angina, which can be chest pain due to not enough blood flow to the heart. It could be one's guardian angel telling him to get checked out (meaning calling one's primary care doctor now to see how urgent the problem is). It might not be the heart, or it could be fatal next time one goes jogging. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more
If someone has experienced a mild heart attack, what symptoms would they notice when attempting an aerobically intense activity such as jogging?
Get cleared and be a: If you think you may have suffered a mild heart attack by all means get examined and make sure you are not at risk for a bigger one or that something can't be done to save further muscle that might be at risk. Once cleared you should start a gradual resumption of aerobic exercise and coordinate with a cardiac rehab specialist in your area. ...Read more
I recently had a mild heart attack, and haven't been feeling well since. What kind of questions should I ask my cardioligist when I see her wednesday?
Heart attack recover: A heart attack is like a bruise. It takes time to heal. Ask about the chance of recurrence (based on your family history, blood pressure etc). How safe is it to exercise again? What side effects should you watch for regarding your medications? When (if applicable) should you have any cardiac rechecks? Should you have Nitroglycerin at home if recurs? Do you have pad? (periph art dz) ; how to treat? ...Read more
Does angina usually follow a heart attack? I'm a male in his 40's who had a mild heart attack a few months ago. Ever since I have been having frequent to infrequent angina attacks. Is this normal following a mild heart attack?
Check with your doc asap.
This is not normal. You are at risk of getting another heart attack. ...Read more
My husband has MS he's a diabetic, and had a mild heart attack. Sometimes he has mood swingsf. Taking a lot of med what should I do?
? PBA: May have pseudo bulbar affectual disorder, and this can be managed by Nuedexta or a tricyclic anti-depressant. Your neurologist can help with this. ...Read more
It depends.: It depends on how much of the apex is infarcted. The functional result is also affected by how well the rest of the heart is working. ...Read more
About 20% over 10y: If you have ever had a heart attack before, and you are not having major heart symptoms now, then your risk for a heart attack or stroke over the next 10 yrs is about 20%. Taking 40-80 mg of atorvastatin daily would decrease risk to about 10%. Visit my website, http://CardioGauge. Com for info about calculating risk for heart attack and stroke. Good luck! ...Read more
Can severe hunger cause heart attack symptoms and can you survive a mild heart attack without a hospital visit?
No and Yes: Well... I guess kinda :) and yes people have survived heart attacks without going to the hospital. Although, I obviously wouldn't recommend it! ;) ...Read more
What's causing me to feel constant sharp pain in the center of my chest but mostly to the left side? (Could it be mild heart attack) I hope not.
Not likely: It is impossible to rule out as heart being involved in your symptoms, but the character of the pain is not suggestive of cardiac origin. A simple test to determine the origin would be to gently push over the involved area. If your pain is worsened, it is chest wall related, specifically sternocostal joints or chest muscles. If that is not the case you may need a follow up with your doc. ...Read more
I have a mild heart attack 2 years ago. I recovered wonderfully I have follow up stress test with thallium. The test came back great. However I have b?
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SCARY?: Depends on how scare you get when you may die of either. ...Read more
Highly unlikely: If you are a 21 year old generally healthy male it is unlikely that left arm pain is an "anginal equivalent" I.e. Due to inadequate blood supply to heart muscle. Things that would make it more likely to be cardiac in nature would be if it is mostly brought on by physical activity. Even if your arm pain is exertional it is unlikely to be cardiac in nature unless u have a strong family history ...Read more
I am 26yrs old, 180lb, 6'1". I just had a mild heart attack and have no insurance and no pcp. How much asprin should I be taking and how often?
My 91 yo uncle has a mild heart attack sat. He has moderate to severe blockage. Should we have the angioplasty? He's been in excellent health.
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I had a mild heart attack and I got a stent put in and I am on rehab and the y said I am doing really good now can I go exvercise on my own at the gym doing what I do at rehab?
Unable: To say without the exact details. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more
I had a mild heart attack a few weeks ago. I also have copd, hypertension. What causes your heart to pound so hard it makes you feel like your shaking?
Is it possible to pass a nuclear imaging stress test and the EKG to show you had a mild heart attack in the past?
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