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Infrequent Use Of Marijuana By Heart Attack Victims
What are the risk factors of a 58 years female patient who survived from massive heart attack (ami) followed by angioplasty (ptca) and cardiac arrest?
AMI: Those questions need to be asked of the patient's physicians. In general what you describe suggests serious damage was likely done during the heart attack, but that can't be known from here. The state of the coronary bed and the myocardial function likewise. Best to discuss with the physician(s) who know this patient best rather than generalize. ...Read more
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
Can years of alcohol and drug abuse result in a person's heart just giving out one day in a sudden cardiac arrest?
Can a person have blood clots, lung infection & heart attack several months after quitting Meth or are these conditions caused by current use?
Could happen: Meth users are more at risk for the illnesses you mentioned, but the same diseases do occur in people who do not do meth. ...Read more
Sudden death from arrhythmia a risk to healthy individuals as well as those w/CAD and/or prior MIs? Correlation between PVCs & sudden death risk?
PVCs: PVCs signal risk in those with known coronary artery and or heart muscle disease. Otherwise normal patients who happen to have PVCs do not seem to have an increased risk of an event signalled by the PVCs. ...Read more
2 beers and smoked a little.Heart rate was out of control. Can marijuana cause heart problems in patients with anxiety? Haven't smoked in a long time.
Toxins: Cannabis can cause tachycardia. It can cause feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, panic or in some cases euphoria. If a high dose is taken it can lead to delusions, hallucinations or losing touch with reality. Cannabis can cause serious health problems - you are taking unneccessary risks with you wellbeing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does angina increases the odds of heart attack? If i had an angina attack over the weekend, does that mean i'm at increased risk of having a heart attack?
Very possibly: Heart attack risk increases when angina accelerates. If your angina is occurring with increased frequency, duration, severity or occurs at a lower workload, you should see your doctor as your risk is increased. If your angina came on over the weekend doing something that always causes it, your risk is unchanged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart attack: and heart disease is a potential risk. the latest randomized control studies showed the growing risk of marijuana-associated adverse cardiovascular effects, especially in young people. The comorbid conditions are obesity, sedentarism, high cholesterol blood pressure. Obviously, marijuana like many other drugs is the drug has side effects. ...Read more
NO: There is not such a thing as "per-emptive" bypass surgery. If you are worried about heart attack, you have to address risk factors, including: Smoking, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Exercise and a prudent diet will help you more than anything else. ...Read more
Cardiac scarring: Priorheart attack results in scarring in the heart tissue that alters the electrical conduction through that part of the muscle. Altered conduction leads to the possibility that this zoned can be a source of initiation for ventricular arrhythmias that can cause sudden cardiac death. ...Read more
Can dhea be used without the side effects of testosterone therapy as stroke heart disease heart attack?
DHEA: For men dhea will not be strong enough to replace testosterone deficiency. However, you are likely low on dhea so taking it will likely benefit you anyways. Based upon your history, i would recommend that you be evaluated by anti-aging specialist who could shed light on the testosterone controversy as well as talk to you about heart/stroke prevention because it gets a lot more complex. ...Read more
Alcahol dependance with coronory heart disease mid LAD 60% how dangerous is that drinking about 8 cans a night like . Scared of heart attack help ..
My husband uses meth & has gout. The meth binges are usually followed by severe gout attacks. Can Meth cause gout? or is meth use abating the gout?
You have the answer: If he suffers from severe gout attacks after meth binges, that's all the proof you need. Certainly the meth has worsened and not lessened the gout. There may be other theoretical explanations but nothing can void the fact that meth binges induced severe gout attacks in your husband ...Read more
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