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Is Blood Pressure111 Over 59 Normal After A Heart Attack
41 female no heart disease all blood and strs test normal on BP med press good I smoke can this alone cause me to have a sudden heart attack?
AbsolutelyStressTest: of very low value because they are totally incapable of detecting arterial disease. They are only partially capable of detecting complications of very advanced arterial disease, i.e. severe narrowing (e.g. >75%) due to clots over previous plaque ruptures; see the illustration I have attached. While EKG stress tests work best, they are still very insensitive; Docs perform because insurance pays. ...Read more
Recent blood tests show all chloresterol levels are well within normal range. Does this mean there is any protection against a heart attack or not?
Depends: On other risk factors. You do smoke which increases your risk. High cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, family history, certain illicit drug use can all contribute to heart disease. Eat a healthy diet, exercise, stop smoking and have other risk factors evaluated by your doctor to decrease your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crushing chest pain 24 female ect normal bloods normal tested for heart attack and clotting possible cause?
Could my blood pressure and heart rate tell if i was having a heart attack or could it be normal even if I was having one ?
Not always: Some people can experience mild heart attacks with little or no effect on their heart rate or blood pressure and also at times no pain especially if they have conditions like diabetes as well.Really need ECG and blood studies to confirm heart attack. Talk to cardiologist if really concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, while it's : Great that you don't have the probs u mention, there is more to heart dz than just that. Healthy eating & wt., regular exercise are important even if your bp, choles, etc are normal. More advance testing for other risk factors beyond the standard lipid panel & fasting sugar level is available in some places, & we're still learning about other risk factors. Good u r being prevention-minded! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I keep thinking i'm going to have a heart attack, would a ECG show up a problem as it comes back normal so is blood pressure i'm fed up of anxiety?
Why?: Stop smoking. Check cholesterol get a cardiovascular rehab/ or exercize program going. May need a treadmill first as screening control weight check family history. Ekg does not predict but can be helpful if having arrythmia or chest pain. See your pcp and work on the causes of your anxiety! also. ...Read more
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