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How fast does nitroglycerin act when used to treat a myocardial infarction?

How fast does nitroglycerin act when used to treat a myocardial infarction?

Immediate: Sublingual Nitroglycerin works almost immediately. The effect lasts less than 5 minutes when given under the tongue. ...Read more

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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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How quickly does nitroglycerin act when used to treat a myocardial infarction, i.E. When given in tablet form?

How quickly does nitroglycerin act when used to treat a myocardial infarction, i.E. When given in tablet form?

Almost immediately : Nitroglycerin given under the tongue is very rapidly absorbed into the blood stream. It can begin to work within 30 - 60 seconds to relieve chest pain and increase blood flow to the heart. Taking Nitroglycerin during a suspected heart attack should not delay calling 911 however. ...Read more

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How EXACTLY does general anesthesia lead to heart attack, stroke or death? What are the mechanisms in the drug that leads to a stroke? How does it kil

How EXACTLY does general anesthesia lead to heart attack, stroke or death? What are the mechanisms in the drug that leads to a stroke? How does it kil

No single answer: Serious complications from GA are much more likely in pts who are already sick. If you have coronary artery disease, the stress of surgery and anesthesia can lead to heart attack. If you have already had a stroke, the same stresses can contribute to another. No one drug or technique is at fault. Surgery makes the body tend to form clots as part of healing. This can add to risk of stroke or MI. ...Read more

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What does nitroglycerin do during a heart attack?

What does nitroglycerin do during a heart attack?

Reduce pain: There is actually some debate about the use of nitroglycerine in the setting of all heart attacks. It is known that nitroglycerine dilates the veins and to a lesser extent the arteries and sort of "unloads" the heart. As such it will make it easier for the heart to pump under the stressful circumstances of a heart attack. However, when the blood pressure is low, it is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Can aspirin slow down a stroke the same way it does to a heart attack?

Can aspirin slow down a stroke the same way it does to a heart attack?

Yes: Aspirin is an anti-platelet agent and thus helps prevent the small arteries from being obstructed by circulating platelet clots and it has been proven to reduce the risk of heart attacks as well as strokes considerably. ...Read more

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How low is a low heart rate and how does in relate to beat blockers used for anxiety?

How low is a low heart rate and how does in relate to beat blockers used for anxiety?

Less than 60: Less than 60 beats per minute is considered slow. Beta-blockers decrease heart rate and blunt the stress response. If you are having excessively slow heart rates while taking beta-blockers you should talk with your doctor about lowering the dose or a different medication. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a blood clot to form during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

How long is it supposed to it take for a blood clot to form during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

Days: Difficult to be very specific because other factors weigh in. How stagnant and how long is considered while treating. ...Read more

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How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

Very often.: In western industrialized societies, diet is possibly the most important risk factor for developing coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease (affecting the brain circulation). ...Read more

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Does nicotine cause a big vasoconstriction effect on coronary arteries? If any how long does it last? Surely body would override to myocardium needs?

Does nicotine cause a big vasoconstriction effect on coronary arteries? If any how long does it last? Surely body would override to myocardium needs?

Not necessarily so: Here's an article witch will answer most of your questions: http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1121737 Just like the body can't override the effects of cyanide gas ...Read more

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How effectively does roxonal work for angina pain compared to nitro spray?

How effectively does roxonal work for angina pain compared to nitro spray?

Roxonal: Roxonal is morphine. Morphine in sufficient dose is effective for most pain. We do not blithely prescribe morphine for angina unless all other forms of therapy are exhausted and inadequately effective. Nitro spray works effectively and rapidly for most anginal episodes. We generally use multiple drugs when treating patients with coronary artery disease and when appropriate stents or surgery. ...Read more

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How common is ptsd after heart attack and how can it be treated?

How common is ptsd after heart attack and how can it be treated?

Let me explain: One in eight heart attack survivors experiences signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, the same condition that disables many combat veterans and assault victims, according to a new analysis. Treatment for ptsd relieves symptoms by helping you deal with the trauma you’ve experienced. Rather than avoiding the trauma and any reminder of it. ...Read more

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What determines whether or not someone responds to the cooling protocol used after a cardiac arrest?

What determines whether or not someone  responds to the cooling protocol used after a cardiac arrest?

Neurological improve: Cooling protocol is a routine procedure after cardiac arrest. You try to slow all metabolism and see the rest leads to recovery. If the patient wakes up and responds appropriately that is a good sign. ...Read more

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How do I prevent amphetamine induced penile shrinkage? Is it safe to use vasodilators with vasoconstrictors?

How do I prevent amphetamine induced penile shrinkage? Is it safe to use vasodilators with vasoconstrictors?

Men's health expert: There are urologists who have men's health programs to work on such issues. If you are prescribed amphetamines for adhd or other medical conditions, consider lower dose or less potent medications (methylphenidate cr vs. Adderal). If you are not prescribed you need help in stopping their use. A urologist can best advise you about treatment options. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a blood clot to form during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

How long will it take for a blood clot to form during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

It Varies: It depends on lots of things - is the patient on a blood thinner (it would take longer)? Most people think it takes at least 48 hours, but some studies have show an increase in stroke with as little as 5 hours of atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
3,966 doctors shared insights

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


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