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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
No: No it won't.Get a more detailed answer ›
Heart Attack: Heart attack typically means chest pain from blockage of a coronary artery causing death of some heart muscle. A heart attack can sometimes cause the heart to stop beating which leads to death in 3-5 minutes if untreated. Most patient survive a heart attack depending on the size of the damage. Heart beat can also stop from many other causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Call 911: If you know CPR start it after calling 911. If there is an automatic defibrillator nearby send someone to get it or get it yourself. This will talk you through what to do. Even if you don't know cpr, doing chest compressions quickly (about 100 per minute) until help arrives may save someone's life. Better yet, learn CPR and take refresher courses every 2 years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if a heart attack stops your front chambers from working how does your heart function?
Poorly: Atrial chamber s are "upper" and with non function or fibrillation, cardiac function / output decreases but can be tolerated, reversed, treated etc. Ventricular chambers are lower and somewhat anterior, and if they decrease function, meds, treatments, surgery can help. If those chambers stop, cpr, defibrillation, and treatment saves some. ...Read more
Sometimes I can feel my heart stop for about 2 seconds and fluttering too. Is there a test that can determine if I've ever experienced a heart attack?
EKG: Yes a simple EKG will be able to give the information you are looking for ...Read more
See below: Most importantly, call 911 to make sure that you will be treated properly in a hospital setting. While you are waiting, two things may help - a sublingual nitroglycerin, or taking a deep breath and holding it, that redistributes blood flow to the coronaries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends.......: You will always do that to some degree, but it will lessen over time. The first year is the toughest. Remember that the one good thing about having a heart attack is that you know what one feels like. So, if you have pain similar to the heart pain you had with your heart attack, that is much more concerning than other 'pains.' the key is: if it scares you, go get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read that study show u can get heart attack smoking marijuana. should i worry about it when hr is in 100-120 region? now i think the heart will stop??
Tachycardia: You seem to have an elevated heart rate, called tachycardia. You are young though. Are you healthy? You have had an echocardiogram, and an EKG? Marijuana may not be a great risk for heart attacks, like cigarette smoking is. It is not without its dangers, as you are starting to think about. Be thoughtful about the substances you use and their effects. ...Read more
I am 22 and last night in bed, i had bad pain in centre of chest and couldn't stop burping was it heart attack or not?
How do I stop anxiety about my health? Every time i get the slightest chest pain or feel nauseous, i think i'm having a heart attack.
If your hospital stops you taking enalapril after taking it for 25 years after a heart attack you suffered could this lead to sudden death?
What do you suggest if I am 22 and last night in bed, i had bad pain in centre of chest and couldn't stop burping was it heart attack or not?
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