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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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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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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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more