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How Long Can A Heart Attack Last
Depends: Depends upon extent and location of the attack. Heart attack occurs when blood supply is inadequate for the metabolic needs of the heart. When this occurs for a prolonged period pieces of the heart die. If this piece is very large ( like occlusion of the main vessel) or is located in a critical area ( such as the electrical centers) - game over! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It depends on: Severity of illness and urgency for classification and for organ availability. Unos policy and transplant coordination; united network for organ sharing ia=on life support like lvad ib= on inotrope in hospital dobutamine, primacor ii=accepted for transplant this may help: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/heart-transplantation-beyond-the-basics?Source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=h2#h2. ...Read more
Varies: An "attack" can last from a few hours to days, depending on how well and how soon it is treated. Inflammation and bronchoconstriction (narrowing of the airways) need to be addressed in an exacerbation - the former with systemic steroids and the latter with bronchodilators (ex. Albuterol). Often, bronchodilators may be enough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask cardiologist.: Ask your cardiologist when it is safe for you to resume all your normal activities: lifting heavy objects, driving, and sex - it feels funny asking, but it's an important question your doctor has answered many times. There is no answer that is right for everyone because all heart attacks and all people are unique. Ask soon, and good luck. ...Read more
Gradual blockage: Avoid by: good personal habits no smoking regular exercize monitor blood pressure check cholesterol and general physical features know your family history the atherosclerosis is established over time and deposits and gets to the critical stage and clots, or the plaque disrupts like a trap door causing acute blockage and threatened or damaged heart muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't wait too long: Time is muscle! that means the longer you wait with chest pain the more heart muscle could die. If you have typical chest pain or pressure radiating to your jaw or neck that does not go away with rest you may be having a heart attack. Nausea, sweating, and crushing chest pain are the common symptoms. 5 minutes of chest pain is plenty to start worrying about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The length of time an asthma attack lasts depends upon many factors including general state of health anfd importantly the trigger or cause.True asthma usually requires medication, but may not resolve , even with medication, until the trigger is removed. So, if no better consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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