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10 yr heart attack risk. I'm at the lowest possible number for 55 yr old male. 3% Is there anyway one can achieve ZERO risk?

10 yr heart attack risk. I'm at the lowest possible number for 55 yr old male.  3% Is there anyway one can achieve ZERO risk?

Kinda sorta but no: I used http://tools.acc.org/ASCVD-Risk-Estimator/ to calculate risk. There's calculated 10yr risk & optimized 10yr risk. Latter based upon following: "Total cholesterol of 170 mg/dL, HDL-cholesterol of 50 mg/dL, Systolic BP of 110 mm Hg, Not taking medications for hypertension, Not a diabetic, Not a smoker" So if you can achieve better numbers than these, yes, you improve but zero risk? No. ...Read more

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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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


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What to do if i heard somewhere that if you ingest eye drops that it can cause a heart attack?

What to do if i heard somewhere that if you ingest eye drops that it can cause a heart attack?

Unlikely: There is an eye drop that is equivalent to adrenaline, which if ingested in enough quantity, could cause the heart to pump faster and lead to a heart attack, but this would be a very contrived situation. ...Read more

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My left eye has been hurting and red for about 3 days now and I have put reg eye drops but not helping iam on medication for my heart does this means i could be have another heart attack or stroke

My left eye has been hurting and red for about 3 days now and I have put reg eye drops but not helping iam on medication for my heart does this means i could be have another heart attack or stroke

Hello, : Hello, there are a number of possible reasons that you left eye could be red & painful. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the surface of the eyeball and is commonly known as "pink eye." it might just be from irritation to the eye or allergies. If it is caused by a virus or bacteria, it could be quite contagious. Your eyes could be bloodshot because they are irritated by a variety of things like wind, dry air, cold exposure, dust, etc. The fact that your eye is red and painful by itself, does not mean that you are having a stroke or a heart attack. What would be of particular concern would be eye pain with a change to your vision. If that occurs i would recommend being seen right away. Because you have a complicated medical history, if this does not resolve fairly quickly i would notify your doctor. ...Read more

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Ct angio score of zero, stress echo normal and event monitor only ectopic beats...does this rule out CAD? Dad heart attack at 50 still alive. Help?

Ct angio score of zero, stress echo normal and event monitor only ectopic beats...does this rule out CAD? Dad heart attack at 50 still alive. Help?

Yes: Your coronary arteries are clean on testing. While reassuring, this is not a guarantee. Heart attacks can also be electrical, meaning an arrhythmia. Stay active, avoid metabolic swings and learn CPR. Be well. ...Read more

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What is heart attack?

What is heart attack?

It is a layman's: term for Myocardial Infarction. It is caused by a blockage of a coronary artery resulting in injury to the cardiac muscle distal to the obstruction. It is also a slang term to imply a surprising event. "Her purple hair gave me a heart attack!" ...Read more

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Define a heart attack?

Define a heart attack?

See below: A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies. The medical term for this is myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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Heart attack sysmtoms?

Heart attack sysmtoms?

You can have a: Heart attack without a symptom especially with diabetes, but typically chest and/or left arm pain, sweating, weakness, fainting. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more