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How to stop a heart attack?

How to stop a heart attack?

Revascularization: The only way to stop a myocardial infarction is to re open the obstructed or nearly obstructed coronary artery. That is why if the coronary artery can be reopened within minutes after the obstruction the early and long term survival is improved. ...Read more

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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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How can a heart attack happen?

How can  a heart attack happen?

Gradual blockage: Avoid by: good personal habits no smoking regular exercize monitor blood pressure check cholesterol and general physical features know your family history the atherosclerosis is established over time and deposits and gets to the critical stage and clots, or the plaque disrupts like a trap door causing acute blockage and threatened or damaged heart muscle. ...Read more

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How to prevent a heart attack?

How to prevent a heart attack?

Good choices!: Avoid by: good personal habits no smoking regular exercize monitor blood pressure check cholesterol and general physical features know your family history the atherosclerosis is established over time and deposits and gets to the critical stage and clots, or the plaque disrupts like a trap door causing acute blockage and threatened or damaged heart muscle. ...Read more

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How do you recognize panic attack from a heart attack when it's happening to someone?

How do you recognize panic attack from a heart attack when it's happening to someone?

Doc Recognize: Panic attack vs Heart attack is something doctors deal with a lot. For a patient I would say that you should not make that difference. If you having chest pain or shortness of breath GO TO THE ER. Let us determine if you are having a panic attack or a heart attack. We are trained to tell the difference between the two, by asking questions, doing a physical, running EKG's, test etc. ...Read more

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How to stop a heart attack and how do u stop it?

How to stop a heart attack and how do u stop it?

Heart attack: In order to stop a heart attack, you have to re-establish good blood flow to all of the heart. There are various ways to do this, some may or may not work and some are more definitive at least for the shortterm, like stents and bypass surgery. Basically, take 4 Aspirin and get to the ER or call 911 if you think you or someone else is having a heart attack. ...Read more

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How do you prevent a heart attack or stroke?

How do you prevent a heart attack or stroke?

Prevent Heart Attack: To prevent heart attacks and strokes, you must eliminate inflammation and insulin resistance. Periodontal Disease is also a big contributor to heart attacks & strokes, so being checked by your dentist regularly is important. You are right to be wanting to prevent these events since heart attacks are the number one killer of both men and women, and strokes are the leading cause of disability. ...Read more

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How does aspirin help you during a heart attack?

How does aspirin help you during a heart attack?

Aspirin: Aspirin blocks platelet clumping that contributes to the blockage of the coronary artery that is the cause of a heart attack. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a heart attack?

How can I prevent a heart attack?

Love right: You have to eat healthy to avoid atherosclerosis. Exercise. Know your risks and correct them, don't smoke, treat diseases as hypertension, dm or high lipids. You can't do much about your family factor and genes. ...Read more

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How can you stop a panic attack?

Try The Opposite!: If u feel panic attack coming on or if u're in situation that might bring one on, try this: let it come! actually let it happen! so if u feel one coming on tell urself "i can handle it -even though it won't feel good!" and before one comes or while it's happening 1) do slow "belly breathing"; & 2) alternate between squeezing & relaxing different muscle groups. U'll learn u have control over them! ...Read more

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How to stop s heart attack and how do you stop it?

How to stop s heart attack and how do you stop it?

Reopen coronary: The only way to stop a heart attack is by reopening the affected coronary. The coronary can be reopened by a percutaneous coronary intervention, thrombolysis or by coronary bypass surgery. For an acute event pci and thrombolysis the quickest life saving procedure. ...Read more

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How long after a heart attack do you stop thinking every chest pain is another attack?

How long after a heart attack do you stop thinking every chest pain is another attack?

Varies: It is common to have a certain amount of anxiety after a heart attack. Discussing this with your doctor, including how cardiac chest pain is different from other kinds of chest pain may help. Some patients also need therapy for anxiety or depression directly and some will improve with cardiac rehab. ...Read more

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Heart pain is it a heart attack, how can I tell?

Heart pain is it a heart attack, how can I tell?

Heart attacks...: Present in many ways. Women may be diagnosed late if symptoms vary from classic "elephant on my chest. Symptoms are often mistaken for indigestion, fatigue or reflux disease. A sharp pain that is fleeting or pain that is reproduced by pushing on the area is unlikely cardiac. Heavy pain beneath the breast bone, jaw or neck pain and left arm pain are classic. If there is concern, go to the er! ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is a heart attack not a heart attack?

Can you tell me exactly when is a heart attack not a heart attack?

When: You develop chest pain and symptoms of a heart attack but no muscle dies. It could have just been angina without actual cardiac injury. Cardiac lab tests ( enzymes) would be normal. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent a heart attack?

What can I do to prevent a heart attack?

Carefully: Good personal habits no smoking regular exercize monitor blood pressure check cholesterol and general physical features know your family history. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is panic attack similar to a heart attack?

Hoping you can tell me, is panic attack similar to a heart attack?

No: The symptoms can sometimes be similar, but a panic attack is an anxiety disorder while a heart attack is due to injury of the heart muscle from compromised blood flow to the heart muscle due to blockage in a coronary artery. ...Read more

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How to prevent heart attack when already feeling something piercing your heart.

How to prevent heart attack when already feeling something piercing your heart.

Take aspirin: to help limit damage caused. Go to emergency department to be seen immediately. ...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 are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more