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Long Term Effects Of Widowmaker Heart Attack
I want to stop taking Celebrex 200mg for my arthritis pain because of the long term side effects, heart attack & stroke. I've been on it over 5 years?
NSAIDs: As rheumatologists, we now, educate patient said NSAIDs such as Celebrex should be taken as needed. I routinely recommend topical NSAID treatments as well as other pain medicines which are not opioids. I recommend being seen by a rheumatologist for more detail and specific therapy in your case. ...Read more
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
Feel encouraged!: Depends on the size of your heart attack, how fast you received treatment and how compliant you are with medications and following a healthy life style. Feel encouraged, you can do things to positively improve your health. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Was told have overactive thyroid is it possible this has been a long term condition which has shown as a heart attack in 2011?
Yes and no: Yes - This could be a long-term condition that you've been living with. No - I don't see how this could be misinterpreted as a heart attack. The lab results and EKG tracings are very different. I hope this helps! ...Read more
My husband has been taking ppi's daily for the last 10+years for severe gerd. I am concerned about long term use. Can it increase risk of heart attack?
Not clear: A recent study suggested a possible relationship (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/26061035) but this risk was estimated about 1.16 times. More data is needed to establish a true cause-effect relationship. However, I advise my patients who have a strong family history or personal history of heart disease or risk factors for heart disease to look at alternatives including diet/lifestyle changes. ...Read more
Can I tell me if I have have had a heart attack, how long do the effects remain so it's diagnosable?
Heart attack damage: That would depend on if there was any permanent damage to your heart muscle or not. ...Read more
Can you tell me if you've have had a heart attack, how long do the effects remain so it's diagnosable?
Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder and may be chronic.
Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms.
Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men.
Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive.
A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more
Briefly: The first signal can be sudden death- as pain happens. ...Read more
See: Stroke. Org and heart. Org for good info. ...Read more
Not necessarily: A cardiac angiography is often performed in close temporal proximity to a "heart attack" or myocardial infarction/injury. Cardiac angiography is a basic diagnostic tool that often provides invaluable information regarding the nature of an ischemic event, (i.e.Identify culprit lesions), and it can also be therapeutic as well when combined with an intervention, such as angioplasty or stent placement. ...Read more
Can you tell me how long after you've had a heart attack can doctors still diagnose that you had one?
What to do if I had a heart attack 3yrs back. My heart ef is 26. suggest remedial measures and ways to improve. How long will be my life span?
1. You have to see if it ischemic cardio-myopathy or non-ischemic.
2. There are several medications which help:
A. ACE inhibitors like (Enalapril, Lisinopril etc)
B. B blocker like Carvedilol, Metoproplol etc. These medications reduce BP and you should consult your doctor before using it.
C. Diuretics like Lasix (furosemide) and Spironolcatone
D. FInally cardiologist can place AICD / Device for arrythmia. ...Read more
Depends: Depends upon extent and location of the attack. Heart attack occurs when blood supply is inadequate for the metabolic needs of the heart. When this occurs for a prolonged period pieces of the heart die. If this piece is very large (like occlusion of the main vessel) or is located in a critical area (such as the electrical centers) - game over! ...Read more
Ask cardiologist.: Ask your cardiologist when it is safe for you to resume all your normal activities: lifting heavy objects, driving, and sex - it feels funny asking, but it's an important question your doctor has answered many times. There is no answer that is right for everyone because all heart attacks and all people are unique. Ask soon, and good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Recovery depends on the size extent, location, type of heart attack and the treatments given at the time. Most people need 1 month of some type of rest and recovery then cardiac rehab for several weeks to months. ...Read more
It is in evolution when that symptom comes along.
Pallor, pain, diaphoresis, feel really bad! ...Read more
For a long time:
Be treated and recover!
people live and di well for decades. ...Read more
Heart attack: Typically some form of chest discomfort often accompanied by breathlessness, sweat, nausea, palpitations, a sense of impending doom, anxiety, with radiation of discomfort to various areas in the SVC distribution;BUT some or all of these may or may not be present in the majority of presentations. A large minority up to 20=40% present with very atypical symptoms inc. Painless ...Read more
Varies: If you survive immediate sudden death, prognosis can be determined within 24 hours for uncomplicated heart attacks especially if you receive rapid, advanced cardiac care. For large heart attacks with major complications it can take days to weeks. ...Read more
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cardiac rehab with good activity
hate to have people on the road distracted? ...Read more
Depends.......: You will always do that to some degree, but it will lessen over time. The first year is the toughest. Remember that the one good thing about having a heart attack is that you know what one feels like. So, if you have pain similar to the heart pain you had with your heart attack, that is much more concerning than other 'pains.' the key is: if it scares you, go get checked. ...Read more
Varies: It is common to have a certain amount of anxiety after a heart attack. Discussing this with your doctor, including how cardiac chest pain is different from other kinds of chest pain may help. Some patients also need therapy for anxiety or depression directly and some will improve with cardiac rehab. ...Read more
After a minor heart attack, how long can they test your blood for tthe enzymes thatshow you had a mi?
Up to a week: It will test positive for a few days up to a week sometimes more. ...Read more
After a heart attack and stent, how long before someone should be able to part in strenuous activity?
Depends: Cardiac rehabilitation is used in those with coronary artery disease. Your question is dependent on a number of factors and there isn't a simple answer. People can have what's called silent ischemia depending on risk factors thus it is tough to tell withy certainty what is considered too strenuous for ones health. I would discuss this with your cardiologist. Define strenuous with them. ...Read more
Is it POSSIBLE to live a long life after a silent heart attack that did not get treatment at the time?
On the internet: The most important thing you must do is to never have another cigarette. Starting today. Second not one of us is able to give you any accurate advice without all of your test results and vital signs and physical exam. You are asking for guessing or generalities. You can live well but you must start that today. Stop smoking. Now. ...Read more
I've been sendentary a long time so unfit my heart rate goes up too 147bpm only walking round the house will I take heart attack? Or excersice slow!
Family practice: See your dr. And set an exercise plan suitable for you. Don't over do it at first. It will take time to get into shape. But make sure your heart is healthy. ...Read more
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