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How long one can live after a massive heart attack with a cardiac arrest?

How long one can live after a massive heart attack with a cardiac arrest?

Life: Many many years with expert evaluation and follow up.

Very important is the follow up with your md. ...Read more

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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After a cardiac arrest in a normal person with heart attack, how long are patients in the hospital for?

After a cardiac arrest in a normal person with heart attack, how long are patients in the hospital for?

Depends: If full cardiac recovery p-arrest pt is likely to be taken to cath and possible cabg. The total time confined may be 7 t 10 days. If cath or bypass not planned the pt may be discharged in 3 yo 4 days. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival after a massive heart attack followed by angioplasty that causes a cardiac arrest? Now ef 52%, BP 100/70 and pulse 68

What are the chances of survival after a massive heart attack followed by angioplasty that causes a cardiac arrest? Now ef 52%, BP 100/70 and pulse 68

Yes: There are a lot of variables that determine prognosis like;
time from when the heart attack started to when the angioplasty was done
the ef -52% is good
excercise capacity
symptom status
it would be important to be on a medical regimen to prevent a recurrence and then to try and go to cardiac rehab. ...Read more

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How do a heart attack and cardiac arrest differ?

How do a heart attack and cardiac arrest differ?

Overlap sometimes: Asystole is no beat at all. Flaccid still heart.
Cardiac arrest :
includes that and ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia, which are ineffective rhythyms and no pulse.
These can happen with a heart attack which is death of some portion of the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Is cardiac arrest the same thing as a heart attack?

Is cardiac arrest the same thing as a heart attack?

No: Some persons with a heart attack= myocardial infarction may have cardiac stoppage- arrest-ventricular standstill or fibrillation. ...Read more

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How is a heart attack and cardiac arrest different?

How is a heart attack and cardiac arrest different?

See below: Heart attack only means that there is area of the heart deprived of blood flow and the muscles supplied by the involved blood vessel die. Cardiac arrest means the heart stops beating the person has a sudden death and has to be resuscitated. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

What are the signs of a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

MI cardiac arrest: Read this:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Myocardial_infarction

Sign of cardiac arrest is no pulse and you fall over and look like you're dead.

Heart association web site has lots of information ...Read more

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Wat causes a heart attack. Do all lead to cardiac arrest?

Wat causes a heart attack. Do all lead to cardiac arrest?

Narrowed artery: Heart attack is usually caused by narrowing of a coronary artery to the heart. When the artery occludes from slow flow of blood through a narrowed artery damage to the heart muscle occurs. That is a heart attack. Not all heart attacks lead to cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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What condition is worse: a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

What condition is worse: a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: A heart attack means damage to heart muscle usually from a blocked coronary artery while cardiac arrest means the heart beat has stopped altogether. Either can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest?

Is there a difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest?

Yes...: Cardiac arrest is when the heart actually stops. A heart attack is due to decreased blood flow to a part of the heart muscle. A heart attack can lead to cardiac arrest, but not always. And, there are other etiologies of cardiac arrest besides heart attack. ...Read more

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If BP is under control you can have heart attack or cardiac arrest?

If BP is under control you can have heart attack or cardiac arrest?

Absolutely.: There are many noncardiac causes of cardiac arrest. BP control, other risk factor modification definitely improves your health and longevity. The best way to think is shifting a curve - kind of like this image. Even coronary artery disease is possible with excellent BP control, cholesterol and risk modification. But it is less likely. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

What is the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

Heart stops: With arrest. Heart attack usually caused by blocked vessel. ...Read more

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You can survive from heart attack but cant from cardiac arrest right?

You can survive from heart attack but cant from cardiac arrest right?

WRONG!: Cardiac arrest is survivable if promptly dealt with~! Many Defibrillators are available now and people who know CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) save many lives from Cardiac arrest each year, ONCE IN THE HOSPITAL CARDIAC DEATH IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY!
Hope this helps
Happy Healthy New Year
Dr Z ...Read more

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What to do if heart attack or go into cardiac arrest. Is this likely?

What to do if heart attack or go into cardiac arrest. Is this likely?

Call 911: If you think you are having a heart attack, seek immediate medical attention. If you have a cardiac arrest, someone else will have to do it for you. ...Read more

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Can a 30 year old have cardiac arrest & a heart attack I just won't too now?

Can a 30 year old have cardiac arrest & a heart attack I just won't too now?

Unusual but yes: This would be pretty unusual, but can occur. Some people have congenital abnormalities that can cause this. Additionally, use of stimulants such as Cocaine and methamphetamine scan cause this. Occasionally, we see patients who have very accelerated coronary disease- there is often a family history of early heart attacks. ...Read more

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What's the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack and their symptoms?

What's the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack and their symptoms?

Cardiac arrest: The heart STOPS an needs to be restarted. ....or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation begun or death occurs... IT IS A FORM OF HEART ATTACK which is a more GENERAL term for any acute heart issue (coronary etc)
Hope this is helpful!
Dr z ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival after a small heart attack that causes a cardiac arrest?

What are the chances of survival after a small heart attack that causes a cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: It is the cardiac arrest, not the heart attack that is concerning. The faster a patient receives medical attention during a cardiac arrest and the faster a normal heart rhythm is restored, the more likely the patient will do well. ...Read more

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Chest cardiac arrest heart attack, can you tell me about this?

Chest cardiac arrest heart attack, can you tell me about this?

Heart attack: Cardiac arrest is when your heart stops. A heart attack is when part of your heart is not getting enough blood flow. A heart attack can certainly trigger a cardiac arrest. Sometimes that is the first and only symptom a person with coronary artery disease will have. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart attack, cardiac arrest and a stroke?

What is the difference between a heart attack, cardiac arrest and a stroke?

Heart, cva: A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping for one reason or another. A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest isn't necessarily caused by a heart attack. A stroke is blocked brain blood vessels and resultant brain dam ...Read more

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Can you still have a heart attack or go into cardiac arrest if you have a pacemaker?

Can you still have a heart attack or go into cardiac arrest if you have a pacemaker?

Yes: Both of these problems are due to issues not addressed by the pacemaker. A heart attack is generally due to a blockage and a heart artery, and cardiac arrest is usually due to an exceedingly fast heart rate where the pacemaker only fixes slow heart rates. A defibrillator is the device of choice to treat cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have a cardiac pacemaker, can you have a heart attack or go into cardiac arrest?

Yes: The pacemaker will keep functioning with electrical stimuli when the detected pulse is below set rate.
Heart attack- muscle death can happen. If it happens at site of pacer contact to heart, the pacer can fail to stimulate. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest cardiac arrest heart attack?

911, CPR: If you have a cardiac arrest from a heart attack, you will be unconscious. People near you should call 911 and initiate cpr, including finding an AED if possible. ...Read more

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How does the AHA distinguish between cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

How does the AHA distinguish between cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

Different: Cardiac arrest is when heart stops. No further heartbeat.
Heart attack is when a coronary artery gets blocked and there is no further blood or Oxygen going to a portion of myocardium (heart muscle) that dies unless flow is restored quite rapidly. ...Read more

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Am 88. If heart attack-- would I want to survive it. Could I have sudden cardiac arrest?

Am 88. If heart attack-- would I want to survive it. Could I have sudden cardiac arrest?

Depends....: If the heart attack is small, you may survive it relatively intact. But, if the heart attack involved a large portion of your heart, you may be left with significant impairment, if you survive at all. You need to decide if you would want resuscitation in the event your heart stops. It is possible to have a sudden cardiac arrest meaning your heart stops. See your doctor for options. God bless you! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has here experienced a truamatic event like a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has here experienced a truamatic event like a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

Traumatic event: I can't tell if you are wondering about physical symptoms or psychological and emotional symptoms. Certainly it is common to experience fear and depression or anxiety after a heart attack. That can affect the risk for another heart attack. ...Read more

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If you have a pacemaker, can you still have a heart attack / cardiac arrest?

If you have a pacemaker, can you still have a heart attack / cardiac arrest?

Yes: Pacemaker helps to control or regulate the rhythm (electricity) of the heart. Heart attack is related to blockages of the arteries of the heart (plumbing, if you want the analogy). Pacemaker will prevent the heart beating too slow but will NOT prevent blockages from developing or producing heart attacks ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart attack, heart failure and cardiac arrest?

What is the difference between a heart attack, heart failure and cardiac arrest?

Heart, chf: A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping for one reason or another. A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest isn't necessarily caused by a heart attack. Heart failure is when the heart can't supply the body's demands ...Read more

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What is the difference between cardiac arrest, a heart attack and heart failure?

What is the difference between cardiac arrest, a heart attack and heart failure?

See below. ..: Cardiac arrest: pumping or rhythm abnormality so severe that the flow of blood thought the heart is super low or zero - incompatible with life unless successfully treated. Heaty attack - region of heart muscle get less oxygen than it needs so the muscle dies. heart failure - heart is unable to adequately deliver oxygen to the body, or requires an unhealthy amount of filling pressure to do so. ...Read more

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Pacemaker problem regarding heart attack/cardiac arrest, can you tell me about this?

Pacemaker problem regarding heart attack/cardiac arrest, can you tell me about this?

Unrelated: There is far less than a 1% risk of heart attack during pacemaker implantation. Once it is implanted, there is almost no way it could cause a significant heart attack. It will not prevent most cardiac arrests. An ICD can treat cardiac arrest from ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation ...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


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more