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Heart problems run in family im 37 been on toporal for 7 years for high BP how well does this med help from heart attack or disease?

Heart problems run in family im 37 been on toporal for 7 years for high BP how well does this med help from heart attack or disease?

Heart disease: Toprol (metoprolol) is a beta blocker which reduces the workload of the heart and lowers blood pressure. A controlled BP itself lowers the risk of heart disease. Toprol (metoprolol) is routinely prescribed when heart disease has been diagnosed as well. Along with keeping your BP under control, exercise, diet and if pertinent smoking cessation and blood sugar control are all good to lower the risk. ...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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Is it common for a 41 female smoker on BP med press good on thy med level good no other health issues to get a heart attack or heart disease ?

Is it common for a 41 female smoker on BP med press good  on thy med level good no other health issues to get a heart attack or heart disease ?

Heart attack: Generally speaking, the risk of a heart attack in a healthy 41 yo with no family history of the disease is low. However, smoking increase the risk no matter the age. ...Read more

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Is there a certain kind of fingernail ridges can indicate a heart attack or heart disease. Can someone tell me more about this?

Is there a certain kind of fingernail ridges can indicate a heart attack or heart disease. Can someone tell me more about this?

NO!: Heart attack risk factors never show up in fingernails. Neither do heart attacks. Unless you discover something so new that all doctors worldwide should know about it. You would get the nobel prize. This is opposite of several lung diseases that can be discovered with looking at finger nails. ...Read more

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I'm 18 severe anxiety for many years - rapid heart beat, palpitations etc. No family history, healthy weight. What my chances of heart attack/ disease?

I'm 18 severe anxiety for many years - rapid heart beat, palpitations etc. No family history, healthy weight. What my chances of heart attack/ disease?

Very very low.: At 18, in the absence of other diagnosed heart conditions or significant family history... your chances are currently very, very low. Though anxiety is a crippling condition and can cause feelings of physical problems, you are at a very low risk of any heart issues. Don't let that compound your anxiety, but I would endorse you to get seen by a mental health professional for the anxiety. ...Read more

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How can aspirin help during a heart attack? Are there any diseases/conditions where aspirin should not be taken?

How can aspirin help during a heart attack? Are there any diseases/conditions where aspirin should not be taken?

Proven benefit: There is good data - old but good - showing that people having a heart attack have increased survival when given an aspirin. It is a mild blood thinner, which is how we believe it helps. During a heart attack, the only contraindication would be active bleeding. If you are taking it to prevent a heart attack, however, that is different. I'd see your doctor in that case to discuss the risks. ...Read more

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Is there anything available to increase testosterone without fear of heart attack stroke or heart disease and does chyron inhibit aromatase?

Is there anything available to increase testosterone without fear of heart attack stroke or heart disease and does chyron inhibit aromatase?

Med available: aromatase inhibitors are not used to increase testosterone levels but are employed in breast Ca as inhibitros similar to teamoxifen. A number of testosterone preparations are available mostly to enhance muscle replacement in those with low testosterone. Testim is a gel that is applied to the shoulders and upper chest tiw and helps elevate hormone level with affecting cardiac status. ...Read more

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Micro card heart attack after three times what diseases will be? To my dad three times he has a heart attack in there constantly coughing please answe

Micro card heart attack after three times what diseases will be? To my dad three times he has a heart attack in there constantly coughing please answe

Coughing post MI: If i understand correctly, your dad has had 3 heart attacks and now constantly coughs. It may be due to congestive heart failure or even due to a medication he may be on. He needs to see his doctor. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroid disease cause a heart attack sometimes?

Does hypothyroid disease cause a heart attack sometimes?

Yes: Low thyroid can cause metabolic changes that damage blood vessels and lead to vascular disease. ...Read more

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Will i need to have heart disease, to have a heart attack?

Will i need to have heart disease, to have a heart attack?

Atherosclerosis yes: In general: depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Drug abuse may also cause. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...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