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Doctor insights on: How To Induce A Fatal Heart Attack

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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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My grandpa had a non fatal heart attack at 42. I am 18, am I under risk right now?

My grandpa had a non fatal heart attack at 42. I am 18, am I under risk right now?

Check cholesterol: You are likely too young to be at any risk in the near future. However, when a close relative has a heart attack at a young age, it is worth looking at your cholesterol values to screen for any indication of Familial Hypercholesterolemia, a genetic disease that runs in families and needs to be aggressively treated as early as possible. ...Read more

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If you have a heart attack, what are the chances that it will be fatal and what are the chances that you will survive it?

If you have a heart attack, what are the chances that it will be fatal and what are the chances that you will survive it?

Depends: Call 911
take an aspirin
get to cath lab

we save most!

if one has some suggestive symptoms, get checked
if one has bad habits get right!
prevention is best!
stop smoking lose weight control BP cardiovascular exercize. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a fatal heart attack with a c reactive protein level of 87?

What is the risk of a fatal heart attack with a c reactive protein level of 87?

That's really high..: Low, intermediate, and high risk CRP values were defined as 3 mg/l. A value above 10 mg/l should be repeated after an interval of at least two weeks and you should be evaluated for infection or inflammation. Plz talk to your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have dis pain upper part of neck or lower part head at the back. Parallel to my ear middle. Cause? Is it heart attack or stroke or anything fatal?

I have dis pain upper part of neck or lower part head at the back. Parallel to my ear middle. Cause? Is it heart attack or stroke or anything fatal?

Not likely: An early thirties female with post-auricular pain likely has occipital neuritis or tendinitis of superior trapezius at occiput, especially with pain to palpation or with range of motion of neck. If there are not these findings and if pain is constant then see a doctor. Concerns increase if there is dizziness or use of cigarettes and taking of birth control pills, a bad combination. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any preventive tests to show if artery is clogged? My mom died fatal heart attack she had everything but mra or catheterization. Dad wants to make sure his arteries ok. Ekg stress test done

Are there any preventive tests to show if artery is clogged? My mom died fatal heart attack she had everything but mra or catheterization. Dad wants to make sure his arteries ok. Ekg stress test done

Most fatal MI's -: Not usually caused by progressive obstruction, but by rupture of an existing plaque. This involves inflammatory response in the arterial wall, and the subsequent formation of an obstructive clot. Tobacco and other factors can greatly increase the likelihood of this occurrence; evaluation needs to be done by a cardiologist, and all risk factors should be identified and reduced. ...Read more

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If my test was positive for stress induced ischemia in the anteroseptal wall, what does that mean? Have I ever had an heart attack before?

If my test was positive for stress induced ischemia in the anteroseptal wall, what does that mean? Have I ever had an heart attack before?

Not necessarily: You need confirmatory testing for this abnormal finding. A high grade blockage in a heart artery could cause this even if you have not had a heart attack. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my test was positive for stress induced ischemia in the anteroseptal wall, what that means have I every had an heart attack before?

What do you suggest if my test was positive for stress induced ischemia in the anteroseptal wall, what that means have I every had an heart attack before?

Ischemia with stress: Hi. Without seeing the test done or the report, we can't say whether or not you've had a heart attack before. At the least, when you exercise and heart muscle oxygen demand goes up, not enough oxygen gets to the anterior wall and the septum to meet the demand. You need coronary angiography, and may need a stent or a bypass operation; you'll need medical therapy in any event. Ask your cardiologist ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling like I may be close to a stress induced heart attack. Am I going to have one?

What to do if I'm feeling like I may be close to a stress induced heart attack. Am I going to have one?

What's the symptoms?: Depends on what your symptoms are. If you have chest pain radiating to your jaw or left arm or if you have acute shortness of breath, this is concerning for an impending heart attack. Stress can increase Adrenalin which can reveal limitations in your heart's capacity - which is what a heart attack basically is, when demand from a heart outstrips supply. If you feel this way a lot, see an MD. ...Read more

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Can a teen have a heart attack?

Can a teen have a heart attack?

Heart attack: Its rare but can happen if they have underlying pathology that can lead to very premature heart disease. ...Read more

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A heart attack is caused by whata?

A heart attack is caused by whata?

Traditionally: By a ruptured cholesterol plaque in the coronary artery. ...Read more

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Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Same as in men: Same as in men, but maybe more subtle. .. Chest pain, possible arm or neck pain, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, etc. ...Read more

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Does heart attack always mean pain?

Not always: Typical symptom is chest pain however heart attacks could present with shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, etc. About a fourth or more of heart attacks are estimated to be silent, i.e. Without symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a silent heart attack or mi?

Heart attack: The usual heart attack has severe chest pain and gets the patient's attention real well. Some people have a heart attack and don't know it. We usually find this during testing. When we find evidence of a heart attack that had no symptoms, that's called a 'silent' heart attack. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of heart attack bad?

Are the symptoms of heart attack bad?

Yes!!!!!!!: Any symptoms of heart attack are bad. It's an attack! ...Read more

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What is a heart attack like if woman?

What is a heart attack like if woman?

Variety of symptoms: Heart attack symptoms in women can be very different from the classic symptoms more commonly seen in men - chest pain and difficulty breathing. Women may have those symptoms but some women may have very nonspecific symptoms such as nausea, sweating, or slight difficulty breathing with exertion. ...Read more

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What are common heart attack symptoms?

Heart attack: Common symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, fatigue at times jaw pain. Usually the chest pain starts with exertion and progresses to pain at rest. Some feel heart burn like symptoms and some never have an y symptoms at all. Remember women tend to have atypical symptoms such as back pain, shoulder pain and fatigue. ...Read more

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Am I at risk of having a heart attack?

Am I at risk of having a heart attack?

Cardiac risk: That is difficult to answer without more information about your medical and genetic history ...Read more

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What is a mild heart attack defined as?

What is a mild heart attack defined as?

Mild.: Minimal elevation of troponin, no hemodynamic compromise, no st elevation, preservation of ejection fraction, no wall motion abnormality on echocardiogram or in ventriculogram, no lethal arrythmia. ...Read more

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What are some signs off a heart attack?

What are some signs off a heart attack?

Severe chest pain: You get a severe chest pain across your breast bone radiating to your arms, jaw & or epigastric area associated with nausea, shortness of breath & profuse sweating, feeling weak & looking pale. If you have this symptoms take aspirin, nitroglycerine & get to emergency room as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are heart attack symptoms in women?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation.
Angina= neck pain or "feeling"
impending doom!
anxiety
shortness of breath
diaphoresis
='sweaty clammy
nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of heart attack?

What are early symptoms of heart attack?

Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder.
Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms.
Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men.
Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive.
A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more

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Could a young woman have a heart attack?

Could a young woman have a heart attack?

Absolutely: There are rare problems in children.
Most after 45
some in young adults with smoking, diabetes, obesity, bad behavior- Cocaine etc.
After that anytime up to 100
women are at risk along with us guys! ...Read more

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What should you do during a heart attack?

What should you do during a heart attack?

Take an aspirin, 911: Take a single adult Aspirin and call an ambulance. Do not drive a car or (unless you are in the middle of nowhere) have a person drive you either. ...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