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How To Give Yourself A Heart Attack
No: Melatonin is an "endogenously produced hormone" - which means our bodies make melatonin on their own. Supplemental melatonin as a sleep aid has had few reported adverse events to date. Dizziness, daytime sleepiness, headaches, nausea and enuresis (wetting the bed) have been reported. ...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
It's a risk: If the arteries in the heart are injured and the protective lining is breached, then cholesterol can enter into the artery and cause a plaque build up . The plaque can rupture under the right conditions and this will cause a heart attack. High blood pressure , high cholesterol levels, smoking , diabetes etcetera ate done of the things that can cause a breakdown of the arteries endothelium. ...Read more
How many low strength asperin would you give someone having a heart attack, if the person takes 1 low strength asperin daily?
At least: 1 additional to add up to 160mg. I hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more
How many low strength asperin would you give someone having a heart attack? If the person does not take asperin daily(and rarely ever)
Recommended dose 325: recommended dose is 325 mg of aspirin if pt is having Heart attack and many other medicines and treatment depending upon the presentation and findings On daily basis prophylactic dose id 81 mg knwn as baby aspirin symptoms with Chest pain but no heart attack usual dose is 160 mg ...Read more
Diet pills do ….: Diet pills do not work. Yes, one was approved last week but overall this is not state of the art. Far better you eat less or esxercise more (more wisely?) but pills really will no tget you there. Surgery might, consider the roux-en-y gastric bypass (not the lap band imho). ...Read more
In theory sure..: In theory alot is possible. If a scary dream causes a rush of adrenaline, your heart starts racing and you have bad underlying disease, sure its possible. The thing to keep in mind is, its not the dream that caused the heart attack, it's the underlying heart disease that would be at fault. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best not : To drop blood pressure during stroke as it can cause more damage to the brain. In my practice high blood pressure is treated during an acute stroke only if it is above 200 mmhg systolic ( top number ) or if patient has bleeding associated with the stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Think this way: Like stepping on a garden hose cuts down the amount of water coming out of the hose, a vasodilator would remove your foot from the hose allowing more water to flow. Similarly, vasodilators enhance blood flow through a constricted vessel and help blood flow to an area being robbed of that important blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad had a massive heart attack 2 weeks ago and only 20% heart working. He seems stable until they give him narcotics. Will he survive this attack?
Don't know: I am sorry to hear about your dad. It would be distressing to anyone. I don't think anyone can really answer your question - there are two many unknown and uncontrollable variables in such a situation to know the outcome ahead of time, esp remotely. At this time the most important thing you can do for yourself and for him is to be there for him. Keep talking to his doctors. Good luck to your dad! ...Read more
I do not keep asperin in the house & am wondering if someone in my house should have a heart attack could i give that person warfarin and how many mg?
When heart attack is suspected is it permissible to give blood thinners before ruling out aortic dissection?
Yes: Heart attacks occur much more often than aortic dissections. I would not blame anybody for trying to protect or treat for a heart attack with anticoagulants at least aspirin. In order to rule out dissection you need an angiogram or ct scan which is time comsumming. If fibrinolytics are considered (tpa (alteplase) or similar) i would probably wait to see the ct scan first. Dissect. Gives asymm. Bps, back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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