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I have a kidney failure. Am I more likely to have a heart attack?

I have a kidney failure.  Am I more likely to have a heart attack?

Yes: According to epocrates....Ckd is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, independent of comorbidities such as dm, htn, and dyslipidemia. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for these patients, and the overwhelming majority of patients with ckd will die prior to reaching the need for renal replacement therapy. ...Read more

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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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What's the prognosis for a female, hypertensive person with esrd, who had two strokes and heart attack?

What's the prognosis for a female, hypertensive person with esrd, who had two strokes and heart attack?

Not very good: Too many variables. Depending on how much she has been disabled from the strokes etc, if she is on dialysis and the blood pressure is now controlled, she can have a relatively decent life for a few years, especially if she is younger. It is imperative that she follows through with her doctors' visits and recommendations, otherwise disaster is looming. If she is quite disabled - comfort care? ...Read more

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Can someone have a heart attack after they have had a kidney transplant?

Can someone have a heart attack after they have had a kidney transplant?

CARDIAC CONCERN: Absolutely. Being a transplant recipient does not impact your cardiac risk directly, however many kidney transplants are the result of kidney disease that is linked to cardiovascular disease, which does increase your risk of heart attack. ...Read more

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What happens when lupus turns for the worst and you end up having a heart attack and kidneys start to fail?

What happens when lupus turns for the worst and you end up having a heart attack and kidneys start to fail?

Alternative therapy: You evaluation will clarify why you have these changes. If the lupus activity increased then antilupus therapy is changed to a more intense program. But lupus patients are at risk for atherosclerosis which can also cause a heart attacks. Kidney failure can be due to lupus but other reasons can cause renal failure including medications, hypertension, atherosclerosis. The evaluation will clarify. ...Read more

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Friend had a massive heart attack- no cpr for at least a few minutes- has kidney problems and infection- getting a trachea- survival? Full recovery?

Friend had a massive heart attack- no cpr for at least a few minutes- has  kidney problems and  infection- getting a trachea- survival? Full recovery?

Possible: Is the brain intact? If arrest and no cpr, that may be the limiting organ. Kidney failure may recover, pneumonia may clear with tracheostomy and antibiotics. Baseline function is also relevant for recovery. ...Read more

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My sister went with oxygen for 7 minutes and a heart attack she a diabetic and had very low blood pressure kidney damage will she have brain damage?

My sister went with oxygen for 7 minutes and a heart attack she a diabetic and had very low blood pressure kidney damage will she have brain damage?

Not sure: Adults who are deprived of oxygen due to cardiac arrest for over 5 minutes usually suffer brain damage. However since she did not have a cardiac arrest and,despite very low blood pressure, she may have had enough cerebral circulation to avoid significant brain damage. However because of diabetes and smoking history, she may have come vascular disease which increases her risk. Hope for the best. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp chest pains, it hurts to breathe and I couldn't move. B4 it started my lower back was hurtn cld this b the start of a heart attack?

I'm having sharp chest pains, it hurts to breathe and I couldn't move. B4 it started my lower back was hurtn cld  this b the start of a heart attack?

Not likely, but: as someone with migraines you are at an increased risk. You also have pain with deep breathing which means it could be a lung problem such as a blood clot. You can't mess around with any sort of chest pain especially with breathing problems. You shouldn't be on BCPs, but if you are you are at an even increased risk. You should be seen right away in an ED to find out what's going on. Good luck ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more