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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 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 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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I'm just wondering, if your heart stops beating, is that considered a heart attack?

I'm just wondering, if your heart stops beating, is that considered a heart attack?

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 more

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What happens when you have a heart attack. Does it stop beating. Or start beating harder?

What happens when you have a heart attack. Does it stop beating. Or start beating harder?

Either...or: It may slow down and eventually stop, but it may speed up and even speed up so fast that it will eventually stop beating because the heart beat becomes so chaotic that it cannot maintain blood supply to the organs including its own blood supply. ...Read more

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What can you do if you witness someone have a heart attack and stop breathing?

What can you do if you witness someone have a heart attack and stop breathing?

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 more

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Is it possible that some drugs cause the heart to stop or an ischaemic heart attack?

Is it possible that some drugs cause the heart to stop or an ischaemic heart attack?

Yes: Some of our BP medicines can really slow down the heart, toxic levels of minerals like potassium can stop the heart and others, and some illicit drugs like meth can cause spasm of the arteries to a point of occluding the blood flow and can cause heart attacks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a heart attack stops your front chambers from working how does your heart function?

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

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How does one stop chest pain during a heart attack?

How does one stop chest pain during a heart attack?

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 more

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

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

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 more

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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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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??

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

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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.

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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.

Anxiety: Generalized anxiety do is common & can be helped thru therapy & medications if warranted, following evaluation by a mental health professional. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unlikely: Heart attacks are unlikely in 22 year olds without a prior history of heart disease or drug use. And they don't really cause burping. See a doctor if you are still concerned. ...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