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At what age is a person susceptible for a heart attack?

At what age is a person susceptible for a heart attack?

Annual physical: This has a tremendous amount to do with your age, medical history and family history. Please see your primary care physician to discuss your personal risk factors. ...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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I've had one heart attack, am I more susceptible for another one?

I've had one heart attack, am I more susceptible for another one?

Yes: Anyone who has had a heart attack is at increased risk for another one, relative to someone who has never had a heart attack. Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol medications, blood thinners such as Aspirin are medications that can reduce the risk of future heart attack. A healthy diet and regular exercise (150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise) are also very important. ...Read more

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I have had vsd repair and coarctation of aorta am i more susceptible for heart attack. Warning signs? How to tell if its a heart attack or anxiety?

I have had vsd  repair and coarctation of aorta am i more susceptible for heart attack. Warning signs? How to tell if its a heart attack  or anxiety?

Possibly: Patients with coarctation are, unfortunately, at greater risk of coronary artery disease. The reason is not well understood, but there is good evidence to support this. Please discuss the warning signs with your doctor; but they include severe chest pain, palpitations, arm pain, sweating, fainting, difficulty breathing. Please seek medical attention immediately if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Could you have a heart attack because of a heart attack?

Question: It is a confusing question it is possible to have more heart attacks if you have had one. It is possible to have cardiac arrest if you have had a heart attack if that is your question. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you have a heart attack?

Symptoms: Chest pain severe substernal radiates to left or right arm and neck feeling of anxiety, fear, doom, death. Anatomically, heart muscle oxygen is diminished by coronary obstruction and flow is reduced or absent and heart muscle dues- heart attack. Physically, pallor, shock, arrythmia, death if not identified and treated. ...Read more

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Could you have a heart attack without feeling pain in your heart?

Yes: May only show up on later ekgs, echoes, or other testing. Person had no symptoms, or had symptoms that were ignored, or thought they were indigestion etc. ...Read more

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How could you have a heart attack but still have a healthy and strong heart?

How could you have a heart attack but still have a healthy and strong heart?

Small area: There are multiple small branches of the coronaries and if one goes down and a small amount of muscle is damaged, that is still a heart attack. The remainder may be quite adequate particularly if subsequent behavior is improved! ...Read more

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Can you have a heart attack without pain. Wat would i heart attack feel like?

Can you have a heart attack without pain. Wat would i heart attack feel like?

Yes. No symptoms: Yes, it's possible to have a heart attack or myocardial infarction w/o having any pain (unlike classic redd foxx in sanford & son). More often, rather than chest pain radiating up jaw and down arm, patient might complain of bad heartburn that won't go away, difficulty breathing or catching breath as if elephant sitting on chest, nausea etc. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-attack/ds00094. ...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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Could you have a heart attack in your sleep?

Yes: You need to block the artery to have a heart attack. This can occur at any time of the day or night, awake or asleep. ...Read more

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Could you have a heart attack from too much stress?

Yes: Stress can increase the demand for blood flow to the heart. If the coronary arteries have blockages, then they may not be able to supply enough blood to the heart muscle and a heart attack can occur. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or "broken heart syndrome" can also be caused by stress. This condition causes the heart to enlarge and pump poorly. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a heart attack on an airplane?

Vacation killer: A real heart attack is a medical emergency. They will land the plane at the nearest airport . If you have a cardiac arrest during a flight you will likely not get any airmiles. ...Read more

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Can you have a heart attack even with no blockage?

Yes: But very unusual. Congenital anomaly with atypical origin and ischemia. Dissection of aorta with coronary obstruction by flap. Coronary embolism with atrial fibrillation, or septal defect and paradoxical embolus. Cocaine, other cause of hypoxia ( and also usually damages brain. Trauma with tear of heart or stab etc whew that' s enough bad news! ...Read more

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What happens if you have a heart attack after a stroke?

Treat each one: The history of a stroke may preclude the use of thrombolytics, but should not interfere with medical therapy or stent placement. ...Read more

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Could you have a heart attack if there is only mild chest dicomfort?

Could you have a heart attack if there is only mild chest dicomfort?

Variable but YES: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic or have minimal pain! signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read more

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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