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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Widowmaker Heart Attack

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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?

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

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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How will having heart attack affect my long-term health?

How will having heart attack affect my long-term health?

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

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Was told have overactive thyroid is it possible this has been a long term condition which has shown as a heart attack in 2011?

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

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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?

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

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Can I tell me if I have have had a heart attack, how long do the effects remain so it's diagnosable?

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

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How long should you get heart attack symptoms for?

How long should you get heart attack symptoms for?

Variable: 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

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How long does it take a massive heart attack to kill you?

Briefly: The first signal can be sudden death- as pain happens. ...Read more

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Docs, when symptoms start, how long until a heart attack usually occurs?

Docs, when symptoms start, how long until a heart attack usually occurs?

It's happening: Angina can happen and reverse with Nitroglycerin but if persisting pain the damage is going on.
Muscle damage is the heart attack. ...Read more

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Should there be a long time between first heart attack and when you get angiography done?

Should there be a long time between first heart attack and when you get angiography done?

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

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Can you tell me how long after you've had a heart attack can doctors still diagnose that you had one?

Can you tell me how long after you've had a heart attack can doctors still diagnose that you had one?

Heart attack: A heart attack can be diagnosed acutely but also long after the actual event by imaging the heart damage with echocardiography, ECG and several other tests. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Several things: 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

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How long can symptoms of a heart attack last?

How long can symptoms of a heart attack last?

Until cured: Chest pain more than 20 minutes can represent a heart attack. As long as the pain continues, ongoing or worsening heart damage occurs. With treatment it should be possible to eliminate the pain within less than an hour, and prevent damage or stop any further damage. ...Read more

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How long can a heart attack last before it kills?

How long can a heart attack last before it kills?

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

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How long after a heart attack can sex be performed?

How long after a heart attack can sex be performed?

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

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How long does it take to recover from a heart attack?

How long does it take to recover from a heart attack?

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

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On average, how long will a heart attack take effect?

Quickly: There can be staggering chest pain, angina, until blockage progresses or forms acutely causing the heart attack-damage to heart muscle.
Angina
unstable angina
acute myocardial infarction- heart attack is a continuum of threat to heart. ...Read more

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How long could impending doom symptom last before heart attack?

Briefly: It is in evolution when that symptom comes along.
Pallor, pain, diaphoresis, feel really bad! ...Read more

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On average, how long will a person have to live during a heart attack?

On average, how long will a person have to live during a heart attack?

For a long time: Be treated and recover!
people live and di well for decades. ...Read more

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What are the sure symptoms of heart attack? How long does it last for??????

What are the sure symptoms of heart attack? How long does it last for??????

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

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How long does it take after someone has a heart attack to know whether they will survive or not?

How long does it take after someone has a heart attack to know whether they will survive or not?

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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For how long is driving restriction after a heart attack?

Up to doc: Pain free
feel good
cardiac rehab with good activity

hate to have people on the road distracted? ...Read more

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How long after a heart attack do you stop thinking every chest pain is another?

How long after a heart attack do you stop thinking every chest pain is another?

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

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How long after a heart attack do you stop thinking every chest pain is another attack?

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

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After a heart attack and stent, how long before someone should be able to part in strenuous activity?

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

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Is it POSSIBLE to live a long life after a silent heart attack that did not get treatment at the time?

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

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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

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