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Is A Heart Attack A Death Sentence
No: Thanks to aggressive treatment, many heart attacks are treated quickly preserving heart muscle function. Many patients recover and with a proper medical regimen go on to lead active, productive lives. In fact, sometimes a heart attack motivates a patient to make lifestyle changes like quitting smoking that actually has them in better shape than before! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 you tell me how high is risk of heart attack (sudden cariac death) if basic hearth tests are ok?
Risk for heart attac: You don't mention what basic heart tests you are talking about. That is important. If you have had your cholesterol checked, there is way more to know. These days we really want to know your genes related to heart disease, your cholesterol particles and subpartivles, several inflammation markers, and a carotid intima-media thickness imaging test, and perhaps a calcium score. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best thing to do to prevent death from heart attack? Especially when there is no one with medical experience around?
Heart attack: Take 6 baby aspirin. Take a beta blocker if you have any (metoprolol, for example). Call ambulance. Do not lie down; remain in sitting position until squad arrives. Stay on line with 911 operator if possible until squad arrives. Minimize exertion to prevent increased demand on heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to worry about death every day? Each day I get up wonder if today is the day me of my husband or daughter will have a heart attack , etc
Anxiety, Depression: Sounds like you may be suffering from generalized anxiety disorder. This condition is characterized by excessive, persistent worrying which is hard to control. Anxiety can be so severe that it can cause significant distress and impairment of everyday functioning. See a specialist in order to determine the correct diagnosis and treatment course. Depressive symptoms can have a similar presentation. ...Read more
Could you tell me what's the chance of early death if I have heart attack symptoms at the age of 18?
How many masive heart attack can a man in his sixties have before death? Male late sixties has had a previous heart attack.
33 year old male. 5'10 1/2" 210 pounds. 8 hour fasting triglyceride level of 450! scared to death. Don't want to have mi. Am i a heart attack waiting?
Low, but: Even if your cholesterol and triglycerides are normal that can't ensure you won't have a heart attack. Your family history, smoking and other factors can all contribute to cardiovascular risk. Almost half of all initial signs of heart disease can be sudden cardiac arrest. The best thing to do is control what risk factors you can - blood pressure, lipids and diet as well as exercise. ...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
Stent: Coronary stent placement is done percutaneously (i.e. Through a small puncture in the groin or wrist) via an artery, and deploys a small tube/ mesh (the stent) in the blood vessels of the heart, in order to open up a blockage and keep that area open. It stays in your body indefinitely. Some stents are uncoated (bare metal), some are coated with medications in order to prevent further blockage. ...Read more
Can stress echocardiogram cause death or a heart attack as due to have one tommoz and scared help...
Yes: Stress testing increases work a heart has to do ; can cause a heart attack by decreased blood or abnormal heart rhythms. The incidence of death or mi is .01-.02% - very low. That is why ur doctor is constantly monitoring ur symptoms, ECG ; BP and will stop at the first sign of any complications. ...Read more
Does high total bilirubin blood levels about 4.5 increase the risk for heart attack/ stroke or death or something?
I just read that prilosec increases your risk of heart attack and sudden death. I took prilosec for over a year, should i be tested for heart issues?
How EXACTLY does general anesthesia lead to heart attack, stroke or death? What are the mechanisms in the drug that leads to a stroke? How does it kil
No single answer: Serious complications from GA are much more likely in pts who are already sick. If you have coronary artery disease, the stress of surgery and anesthesia can lead to heart attack. If you have already had a stroke, the same stresses can contribute to another. No one drug or technique is at fault. Surgery makes the body tend to form clots as part of healing. This can add to risk of stroke or MI. ...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
Can adipex be taken with Prozac (fluoxetine)? If taken together can it lead to death? Heart attack etc?
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