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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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43 yo heart attack with one stent put in 12 days ago. Is it normal to itch where stent is?

43 yo heart attack with one stent put in 12 days ago. Is it normal to itch where stent is?

I'm not certain: That I understand this question. Do you mean is it common to itch at the location where the catheter was inserted during your angiogram and stent placement? In that case I imagine it would be possible, but not common. If you are allergic to any of the materials that are in contact with the involved skin, then I would expect itching for certain. Look to see if you have a rash and call your doctor. ...Read more

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My Father had heart Attack about 8 months ago and took medication. 3 months after taking medication, his scalp started to itch badly.What is the cause?

My Father had heart Attack about 8 months ago and took medication. 3 months after taking medication, his scalp started to itch badly.What is the cause?

It is likely that: your father has an allergic reaction to one of his medications. Potentially it is a completely unrelated and new problem. His physicians should be able to help you decide what needs to be done. Make an appointment for him to be seen and evaluated. ...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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Is heart attack painful?

Is heart attack painful?

Often yes: It can be painless in about 25% of cases (50% in people with diabetes) but the more typical presentation is with discomfort which can become quite painful for some. ...Read more

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Symptom of heart attack?

Symptom of heart attack?

Lots of things: Chest pain, with or without radiation to the arms, back, shoulders or jaw, sweating, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure and shortness of breath tend to be the most common. ...Read more

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How to stop a heart attack?

How to stop a heart attack?

Revascularization: The only way to stop a myocardial infarction is to re open the obstructed or nearly obstructed coronary artery. That is why if the coronary artery can be reopened within minutes after the obstruction the early and long term survival is improved. ...Read more

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What are heart attack symptoms?

What are heart attack symptoms?

Chest Pain: The following are suspicious for a heart attack; tight, dull, or heavy pain lasting longer than 15 minutes in the chest (retrosternal or left chest); and/or arms, back or jaw associated with nausea and vomiting, marked sweating, breathlessness ...Read more

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How can a heart attack happen?

How can  a heart attack happen?

Gradual blockage: Avoid by: good personal habits no smoking regular exercize monitor blood pressure check cholesterol and general physical features know your family history the atherosclerosis is established over time and deposits and gets to the critical stage and clots, or the plaque disrupts like a trap door causing acute blockage and threatened or damaged heart muscle. ...Read more

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Whats the sign of heart attack?

Whats the sign of heart  attack?

Chest pain: Chest pressure, pain, tightness. Some radiation to you're arm, jaw, shoulder may be present. Typically lasting >10min, maybe accompanying by sweeting, shortness of breat or nausea .My advice, don't take chanses and call 911or your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes sudden heart attack?

Sudden blockage: Heart attack occurs when there is a mismatch between amount of oxygen the heart needs and amount it can get through the blood vessels. A sudden blockage can occur when cholesterol deposits in the arteries break off and expose tissue that causes clots to form. That is a heart attack. The degree of damage is related to the area supplied by the occluded vessel, the specific location and duration. ...Read more

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Afraid I'll have a heart attack?

Uncommon in young: It's rather rare to have heart attacks in people less than 40. The most important thing to do is to take care of yourself, to prevent problems when you get older. That means eating healthy, exercising, getting sleeps and taking medications, if needed and prescribed by your doctor. Learn about heart attack symptoms, just in case. Speak with your doctor about your concerns. Take care. ...Read more

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How can a heart attack feel like?

How can  a heart attack feel like?

Classic: Usual sub-sternal crushing severe durable sustained, anxiety producing, with clammy skin, pallor and radiation to left upper arm with a squeeze. Much variability! ...Read more

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Is a heart attack at 19 unheard of?

Is a heart attack at 19 unheard of?

Not unheard of: Its rare - but we should distinguish between a true heart attack - blocked artery - and sudden cardiac death (usually cause by a problem with the heart electrical system). While some rare chronic conditions can produce a heart attack in a 19 year old like autoimmune disease or cholesterol disorders these are all rare - problems with the conduction/electrical system are more common at this age. ...Read more

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What does a heart attack feel like?

See below: The classic symptom of crushing chest pain does is not the most frequent presentation. Frequent symptoms include chest pressure, shortness of breath with unexplained sweating , nausea/vomiting, jaw or arm pain left and or right and even pain/discomfort radiating to the teeth. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i really have had a heart attack?

Can i really have had a heart attack?

Heart Attack: If you even have the slightest suspicion that you've had a heart attack, or are having the symptoms now, don't wait--call your doctor or 911 now, or go to an emergency room or instacare. Chest pain/discomfort, difficulty breathing, shoulder and arm pain, abdominal problems, jaw or neck pain, dizziness and fainting, weakness, cold, sweaty skin, feelings of doom, changes in heart rhythm, pale skin. ...Read more

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Am i 2 young to have a heart attack ?

Am i 2 young to have a heart attack
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Heart attack: Tell me WhatsApp symptômes do you havé. Chest pain, were ?in thé mis chest, L shoulder, L arm, thé yow, how us the heart rhythmique, régularité irrégularités .what you thons thaï you may havé an MI. I havé seen MIs éventuel in younger patients. Do you ample, drink alcool. You Will réduire à cardiolgist, havé à lipid profile . ...Read more

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How to reduce chances of heart attack?

How to reduce chances of heart attack?

Diet exercise: No smoking, eating healthy, regular exercise can reduce your risk significantly. Eating healthy means low sodium, high potassium diet like fruits and low fat foods. Check your lipid panel periodically. Staying at ideal weight without getting over weight helps as well. ...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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more