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How long does it take to recover from a heart attack?

How long does it take to recover from a heart attack?

Depends: Recovery depends on the size extent, location, type of heart attack and the treatments given at the time. Most people need 1 month of some type of rest and recovery then cardiac rehab for several weeks to months. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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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How can someone recover from a heart attack?

How can  someone recover from a heart attack?

Time and work: Carefully and with cardiac rehab can help physical emotional gradual return to maximum life is possible! ...Read more

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How long does it take after someone has a heart attack to know whether they will survive or not?

How long does it take after someone has a heart attack to know whether they will survive or not?

Varies: If you survive immediate sudden death, prognosis can be determined within 24 hours for uncomplicated heart attacks especially if you receive rapid, advanced cardiac care. For large heart attacks with major complications it can take days to weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take high blood pressure to cause heart attack? Hours, years, what?

How long does it take high blood pressure to cause heart attack? Hours, years, what?

Years: High blood pressure is associated with the development of atherosclerosis or plaques in the arteries. This accumulation of fat in the arterial wall takes years to develop. ...Read more

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Can one recover from massive heart attack?

Can one recover from massive heart attack?

Yes but this: Is highly variable & depends on amount of permanent damage & if other organs were affected. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a heart attack take effect ?

Quickly: There can be staggering chest pain, angina, until blockage progresses or forms acutely causing the heart attack-damage to heart muscle. Angina unstable angina acute myocardial infarction- heart attack is a continuum of threat to heart. ...Read more

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I've been sendentary a long time so unfit my heart rate goes up too 147bpm only walking round the house will i take heart attack? Or excersice slow!

I've been sendentary a long time so unfit my heart rate goes up too 147bpm only walking round the house will i take heart attack? Or excersice slow!

Family practice : See your dr. And set an exercise plan suitable for you. Don't over do it at first. It will take time to get into shape. But make sure your heart is healthy. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more