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Is There Any Way To Tell If Someone Died Of A Heart Attack Without An Autopsy
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
I have sporatic heart area pain, tightness during stressful situations and as I am engaged in sex for the past 3 weeks. I am 58 years old, my brother at 57 just died of a heart attack, mio-infarction and my father died of a massive stroke 5 years ago.
What are my dad's risks if his mother died of a heart attack at 39 (his age now) and he has extremely low cholesterol (74:42) and high BP?
Hard to say: When there is heart disease at an early age that does tend to increase the risk of heart disease in offspring. That is a risk factor that you cannot modify but to work on the ones you can. This is something you can discuss with your doctor, ...Read more
Family history father had stroke then a heart attack, brother died of a heart valve issue, mom died of a blood clot to the lung, having chest pain and pressure with heart palpatations I have history of asd repair and tricuspid regurgitation
Plaque rupture: Most are progressive narrowing to the point of serious impairment of coronary blood flow with exercize etc. Causing angina or heart attack some are acute thrombus on a plaque or elevation of the plaque like a trap, door- dissection or rupture of the built up area of disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Someone I know in his 40s died suddenly & unexpectedly of a heart attack. I'm scared. Are these incidences really rare in healthy people?
These incidents are: very rare in "healthy" individuals. Unfortunately you need a good definition of healthy. EKG normal, heart pumping function normal, non smoker, exercise. etc. Discuss with your health care provider since he/she knows your health history and risk factors. ...Read more
What is my risk of a heart attack? My father died suddenly and I am anxious this will happen at any moment.
Anxiety: May be more of an issue than cardiac risk. Please have your doc check you out and when cleared a clinical psychologist can help w/anxiety management. Please remember than many people who have relatives who died of cardiac disease live long and health lives, i'm one of them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fan died of apparent heart attack at stadium. Was a hot day. Did heat contribute or was this man likely to die that day (or soon) no matter what?
Can weight lifting affect the heart??? I ve heard some people died by heart attack from weight lifting and just want to make sure if its the cause or just some non sense
If you: have no contraindications to vigorous activity, weight training as a component of a sensible exercise program will have positive effects on your heart and the rest of your body. If you have physical limitations, consult with your doctor and/or a trainer to learn how you can exercise safely, and whether weight training is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad died at age 55 of a massive heart attack. Does this mean i will have a heart attack? I'm a female age 35
No it doesn't: While genetics can play a role in heart disease (for good or bad) this can be offset by lifestyle. We know much more about living a healthy lifestyle than our parents generation. Have a full physical with your M.D. Discuss your concerns and plot out a course that will keep you in good health well past 55. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Friend died suddenly at age 42 from heart attack. I have high cholesterol and am worried. how can young people just have heart attacks and what risks?
My grandpa died from a heart attack even after they didresuscitation about 15 minutes later. Should they havekept trying?
What do you suggest if my friend died last week. doctor said heart attack n he is just 26. they din do postmortem but how he said immediately ?
My dad had massive heart attack,died at 54.heart disease runs in family,what kind of tests should I get to see if my heart is ok. I'm just worried. ty?
Www.pmc.org: see Wellness Protecting Numbers there 1-18.Get a more detailed answer ›
An autopsy is an examination of an individual after death to ascertain the cause of death. It can be a complete examination of all organs or a focussed examination of one (or several) organ(s). It may involve gross examination (features obvious to the naked eye) as well as microscopic examination of dissected tissues. The results are often released in the form ...Read more
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