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I just had a heart attack. What can I do to prevent another attack?

I just had a heart attack. What can I do to prevent another attack?

Address risk factors: The first thing to do is control the risk factors that you can: if you smoke, stop. Control cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes. Exercise or cardiac rehab if you currently don't. Address your diet and weight, if needed. Continue medications prescribed by your physician and follow-up as directed.Also consider adjunctive therapies that can help reduce stress levels, whatever tthose may be for you. ...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 do I know if I had a heart attack or stroke?

How do I know if I had a heart attack or stroke?

Classic: Classic symptoms of heart attack - pressure in the chest, difficulty breathing, cold sweats, pain the jaw and left arm. Most commonly stroke will present with weakness or paralysis one side of the body, sometimes with difficulty in speaking. Person having this symptoms should call 911. Range of the symptoms can be very large. This happens usually in older individual. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't tell if I am having a panic attack or a heart attack! how do I find out?

What to do if i can't tell if I am having a panic attack or a heart attack! how do I find out?

Panic attacks: See your dr, get an ekg and workup as he recommends. Panic attacks are a diagnosis of exclusion, that is when all other causes have been investigated. ...Read more

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How do i know if im having a mini heart attack or that i have anxiety or panic attacks ?

How do i know if im having a mini heart attack or that i have anxiety or panic attacks
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Panic vs. Heart: The symptoms for both MAY look the same. Please go to your doc to rule out any medical condition and then see a mental health pro who treats anxiety disorders. He/she can teach you strategies to deal w/panic if that is what's going on. Peace and good health. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. ...Read more

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What to do if i may have had a heart attack?

What to do if i may have had a heart attack?

Heart Attack: If you think that you may have a heart attack, you need to call 911 right away, it is something that we need to deal with right away. ...Read more

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How to know if i just had a panic attack?

How to know if i just had a panic attack?

Panic attacks often: Last 2 to 10 mins. Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are out of control or that. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would happen if i had a heart attack and didn't get help?

I was wondering what would happen if i had a heart attack and didn't get help?

Heart Attack: You could die, you could suffer lasting damage to the part of your heart where the blood flow was blocked, or you could possibly recover completely. It's not worth the risk. If you suspect you might be having a heart attack, seek emergency medical attention. ...Read more

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What should I do for recent anxiety attacks? Had to call 911 cause i thought it was a heart attack?

A few ideas: Once the heart is ruled out and other causes investigated , medications such as xanax, (alprazolam) therapy, biofeed back, meditaion, to name a few. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i just had a panic attack?

How can I tell if i just had a panic attack?

Panic attack: Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat;. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a heart attack or cardiac related?

How do I know if I have a heart attack or cardiac related?

To tell if: You actually had a heart attack you need enzyme tests, ekg changes, and possibly ultrasound or a cardiac scan. ...Read more

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Scared to be alone or drive alone because I think I will have a stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism etc. I have anxiety every day. Help me please?

Scared to be alone or drive alone because I think I will have a stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism etc. I have anxiety every day. Help me please?

You have a focused: form of an anxiety disorder. A mental health professional can help you manage your fears. Claire Weekes book "Hope and Help for your Nerves" is an oldie can be helpful. Peace be with you as you make progress. ...Read more

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How can I know if i had a panic attack?

Psychiatric eval: Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat;. ...Read more

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How can I know if i just had a panic attack?

What were the sx's?: Panic attacks often last 2 to 10 mins. Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are >>. ...Read more

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How to tell if I had a panic attack?

Medical Eval.: Panic attacks sxs: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; They usually peak w/i 10 mins. ...Read more

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I think I had a panic attack to buy my BP went up to 164/114 can this happen with that?

Possible, but..: However your blood pressure reading is way too high to blow off on a panic attack. Please have it retested soon to ensure that you are not missing a treatable condition. ...Read more

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How to know if i just had an anxiety or panic attack?

How to know if i just had an anxiety or panic attack?

Med eval.: Panic attacks often last 2 to 10 mins. Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are>. ...Read more

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I had a heart attack when I was younger, will this contribute to me getting cardiomyopathy?

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I had a heart attack when I was younger, will this contribute to me getting cardiomyopathy?

Possibly: When you have a heart attack and your heart muscle is damaged, your heart becomes less effective at meeting your body's demands for blood. This can become heart failure, resulting in cardiomyopathy. Also, if the heart disease that caused the heart attack is not treated you can have other heart attacks without symptoms. All people who have had a heart attack should be followed by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a mini heart attack/stroke?

How do I know if I have a mini heart attack/stroke?

TIA symptoms: Symptoms of transient ischemic attacks (tias) occur suddenly and are always temporary. They usually go away in 10 to 20 minutes. Tia symptoms are just like stroke ;sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body, vision changes. , trouble speaking, sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements. ...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