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How Safe Are Cortisone Shots After A Heart Attack
Yes, but depends: Local cortisone injections for joint inflammation/pain can be safely given to most heart atttack patients after a few weeks in most cases. Often the cortison is mixed with a local anesthetic to immediately relieve the pain and care must be taken to not use an anesthetic with epinephrine, which can stimulate the heart. The usual care must be taken to prevent bloodstream injection when given. ...Read more
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
Had a cortisone shot, first time in the back right shoulder bursa. The next evening, I had a heart attack. 53 year old woman, no risk factors? Related?
Probably not.: If the injection were done correctly, it should have no affect on your heart. ...Read more
My pulse was at 77 and it shot up to 150 after a cigarette and it wasn't coming down is that normal? I thought I was heart attack bound
Cigarette smoking is a stress on heart and lungs which are acting as a circulation and oxygenation unit for the body.
Nerves are stimulated by the chemicals inhaled and oxygen is deprived with smoke and such response is a heralding sign of early cardiac dysfunction.
Please get a stress test for your heart. ...Read more
Hypothetically; If I were to have a heart attack would it be safe for me to take Aspirin and to keep it on me at all times?
Depends: If you already had a heart attack, chronic Aspirin therapy is recommended as the risks of bleeding outweigh the risk of having another heart attack. For primary prevention (to prevent the very first heart attack) it is only recommended for patients at high risk of having a heart attack but not everyone, as it does increase the odds of bleeding. ...Read more
Yes: Probably so, for short periods of time and after trying other meds/ lifestyle modifications. ...Read more
Very hard to say: Very hard to say. Depends on the details of what type of heart attack, how it was treated, and whether you have continued symptoms. You should really meet with your cardiologist to discuss this. ...Read more
Okay so I just suffered a heart attack a week ago and I'm wondering if I would be safe to ever smoke marijuana again?
No: It really was not safe to begin with. This should be an eye opener and so your best to live a very healthy lifestyle. ...Read more
Went to er for heart attack symptoms. Did a troponin t test. It was normal. They didn't do a series of troponin tests. Safe to say I didn't have a mi?
MI: ER evaluation of 'MI' symptoms includes clinical history, exam and appropriate lab tests. If there was low probability of MI given the situation, multiple troponins would not necessarily be needed ...Read more
I am 26 years old and weigh 320 lbs. I want to be healthy. I take 1600 calories a day and I would like to excercise but I am very scared of heart attack. Is excercising safe for me? Should I do moderate walking?
I always: Recommend a complete history and physical to any person who want to start an exercise program specially if any risk of heart disease is present. You may benefit of a bariatric clinic approach were a nutritionist, psychologist, physician, exercise trainer and physical therapist will work with you. 6 smaller meals a day keeping a good glycemic index control will increase your metabolism. Good luck. ...Read more
Does reduce risk of flu, which has a significant mortality usually from lung complications or sepsis.
A few may die of heart secondary to lungs if they had pre-existing heart disease. ...Read more
Is is safe for everybody in the country to take a baby aspirin daily to help prevent a heart attack?
NO: Routine use of any medication to the population at large can create newer problems that we are not anticipating before. Low dose Aspirin can prevent platelet aggregation and decrease the incidence of coronary thrombosis in high risk patients. People with diabetes mellitus, obesity, family history of heart disease or previous myocardial infarction are the prime people to benefit from Aspirin therapy. ...Read more
Forget about pre-diabetes, at least for now.
If you haven't seen a psychologist you should ask for a referral. If you already have a psychologist ask your friends if they might know someone else. You should be seeing your cardiologist regularly. ...Read more
What is the safest ssri for health anxiety! Sertraline states heart attack as a side effect and at prolongation how is this safe I need some help?
All are ok: Your apprehension may cause problems with you getting the benefit from your ssri. If you take your pill ; then wait for something bad to happen you're likely to get anxious/panic ; think you're having a reaction--they all work ; they all take a couple weeks to start working. Zoloft/sertralinec is as good as any. ...Read more
Recent study showed that daily use of NSAIDs can increase your risk of heart attack. So what's something safer my mom can take daily for her knee pain?
Is dextromethorphan safe? I have anxiety disorder, hypertension, pre-diabetic, and history of heart attack.
Prescribed metoprolol ER (beta blocker)? Only 12.5 mg daily. Is this safe? Can this cause bradycardia or cardiac arrest/heart attack or anything?
Safe: That is a low dose. It can cause a slowing of the heart rate, which can be dramatic and cause symptoms in some individuals. Arrest is rare. You should have your heart rate and ECG checked initially to make sure you are ok on your current dose. ...Read more
Congratulations!: No one is safe, but you will steadily move from very unsafe (all smokers) to safer with each passing year. There is benefit in lung cancer reduction by quitting even up to 65 years of age. Best never to start. I stupidly smoked and quit @ age 33. Latest data say quit before 35, normal risk of non-smoker. ...Read more
I have pain & swelling n left side. Had a blood clot heart attack n spleen 2yrs ago. Also feel like shot n shoulder & nausea/dizzines. Worried?
Is it safe to be taking aspirin to prevent heart attack? Patient has pacemaker. Is there any side effects like gastrointestinal disorder? Thank you
I take Advil (ibuprofen) for period cramps, but have read reports of OTC NSAIDS raising risk of heart attack/stroke even in small doses. Any safer options?
Many options: You could schedule a visit with an Obgyn and discuss all the options for painful periods. You could consider birth control pills, patch, Nuvaring, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, Depoprovera, Lysteda. If you are doing having children you could consider an endometrial ablation or other surgical options. ...Read more
Can left arm muscle pain be sign of heart attack? Woke up feeling like when you get arm soreness from flu shot, but been two weeks since flu shot
Is it safe and beneficial to give a heart attack victim nitrostat (nitroglycerin) before doing cpr?
Heart attack: If someone needs CPR nitro is not given. CPR is usually given to someone who is experiencing cardiac or cardio-pulmonary arrest. ...Read more
I've had a heart attack and have CHF. I take Effient for a blood thinner. Is it safe to take Ibuprofen for my arthritis along with my heart meds?
Yes: After being released to return to work by their cardiologist. ...Read more
See inside: Some medications prescribed after a heart attack are Aspirin which prevents further clots, Nitroglycerin which opens arteries in an emergency, a blood pressure medicine known as a beta-blocker which slows heart rate. The goal is to manage every risk factor as perfectly as possible, so cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes need to be managed ideally. I don't think there are 5 drugs every time. ...Read more
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