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Do u have more of a chance to have a heart attack or heart problems if you have a murmor?

Do u have more of a chance to have a heart attack or heart problems if you have a murmor?

No: A murmur means we can heard blood flow through your heart with a stethoscope. This may be a normal heart, or may be associated with a heart valve that is either narrowed or leaking. This is not related to heart attack, which is caused by obstruction in a coronary artery. ...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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Why do people have a second heart attack or stroke even if they are treated?

Why do people have a second heart attack or stroke even if they are treated?

Depends: Some people still smoke, having high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and having multiple risk factors. So despite one heart attack or stroke that was treated the blockages can still occur again. Good luck ...Read more

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If you have a heart attack and then are revived with cpr, will you have brain damage?

If you have a heart attack and then are revived with cpr, will you have brain damage?

Maybe: This depends on the length of time the brain was without blood flow, and the situation after the person was revived. In fact now many patients after CPR can be treated with hypothermia, which involves cooling the body slightly while the patient is sedated, (roughly to a temp of 93 degrees f) for about 24 hrs, this lowers the risk of brain damage in many cases. Many other factors involved however. ...Read more

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Do you need to have heart problems to have a heart attacks?

Do you need to have heart problems to have a heart attacks?

No: Often, the first manifestation of heart disease is a heart attack. That is why risk factor identification and treatment is critical. ...Read more

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Which arm will hurt if you are having a heart attack?

Which arm will hurt if you are having a heart attack?

Pain radiation: Most of the time the pain radiates to the left. But if you have dextrocardia the pain goes to the right. ...Read more

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To have a heart attack you do not have to have chest pain. can you have a heart attack while just feeling skipped beats as the only symptom?

To have a heart attack you do not have to have chest pain. can you have a heart attack while just feeling skipped beats as the only symptom?

Unlikely: Hi MoeA645, Yes, many people who have heart attacks do not suffer the typical symptoms of chest pain, difficulty breathing, nausea & sweating. Still, it's very unlikely feeling just a few skipped beats means you are having a heart attack. You may have something called palpitations, which are often nothing to worry about. If the skipped beats occur often or with other symptoms, I'd see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are having a heart attack or a panicattack?

How can you tell if you are having a heart attack or a panicattack?

Go to ER: About 90 percent of patient who go to the er for chest pain r having a panic attack. But it is very important to r/o cardiac causes first. ...Read more

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If you exvercise and eat healthy for your heart will you have another heart attack?

If you exvercise and eat healthy for your heart will you have another heart attack?

Reducing the chance: Healthy diet and regular moderately intensive aerobic exercises are the best weapons against heart diseases. Medications can only do so much and you can neither change genetic/family history nor age. Everyone is at risk, some more than others. If you are doing all that you can, you are lowering your risk comparing to not doing. So eat well, sleep well, exercise, live longer. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does having asthma put you at a greater risk for heart attack or stroke? Particularly when exercising? Thank you!

Does having asthma put you at a greater risk for heart attack or stroke? Particularly when exercising? Thank you!

Depends: It is risky only if there is a documented history of significant heart disease , eg, stents, angioplasty, bypass, HTN. Otherwise, asthma is not a risk factor. And exercise is recommended. ...Read more

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Will you have more symptoms as you age with heart valve disease?

Will you have more symptoms as you age with heart valve disease?

Generally yes: With aging, other factors become superimposed such as onset of coronary disease, hypertension, and senescent changes in diastolic function. Moreover, the involved valve itself may gradually deteriorate. The net effect is often progressive worsening but this may not be noticed since people tend to slow down and do less activity as they age. ...Read more

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If you have a pacemaker, can you still have a heart attack / cardiac arrest?

If you have a pacemaker, can you still have a heart attack / cardiac arrest?

Yes: pacemaker helps to control or regulate the rhythm (electricity) of the heart. Heart attack is related to blockages of the arteries of the heart (plumbing, if you want the analogy). Pacemaker will prevent the heart beating too slow but will NOT prevent blockages from developing or producing heart attacks ...Read more

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What should a 30yo be more worried about a seizure, heart attack or stroke? Which is more likely to happen

Heart: Seizures would be unusual at adult unless trauma, tumor, stroke heart and stroke have similar risk factors of atherosclerosis and personal behavior no smoking regular exercize weight control monitor cholesterol and blood pressure see simple seven at aha web site. ...Read more

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Can bulimia cause you to have a heart attack if you're a teen?

Can bulimia cause you to have a heart attack if you're a teen?

Not usually: Not unless you have a predisposition to heart disease but it all depends on how bulimic you are and how far you stretch the biological necessities of survival. ...Read more

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Is it true that smoking cig alone can cause a heart attack even if you are only 41.or do you have to have other uncontrolled condition?

Is it true that smoking cig alone can cause a heart attack  even if you are only 41.or do you have to have other  uncontrolled condition?

That depends on..: How much you've smoked and for how long. Smoking by itself causes conditions that lead to blocked arteries. Add NSAIDS, high blood pressure, a family history, maybe some alcohol and other bad habits, yes, you could see heart disease. 2-3 packs a day for 20 years is a 40-60 pack year smoking history. It's not about chronological age, it's about biological age. Nothing ages us faster than smoking. ...Read more

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If you have LBBB and no heart disease or abnormalities of the heart, how likely are you to develop DCM?

If you have LBBB and no heart disease or abnormalities of the heart,  how likely are you to develop DCM?

A link for you...: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a condition in which the heart becomes enlarged and cannot pump blood efficiently. The decreased heart function can affect the lungs, liver, and other body systems. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilated_cardiomyopathy ...Read more

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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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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