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Low Potassium Heart Attack
I've been having chest pains randomly for about a week and i've been to the ER twice. Ekg and X-ray showed normal. Low potassium.Is heart attack likely?
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
Probably not: At 34 yrs of age the odds of you having a heart attack is very small. Also cramps are not typical complaint during a heart attack. The symptoms are ususally, squeezzing chest pain, pressure, shortness of breath, nausea, sweatiness. The pain can move to neck, jaw, arms, or back. Leg cramps can be from low potassium but other causes too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Risk factors for MI: Certain factors contribute to the unwanted buildup of fatty deposits (atherosclerosis) that narrows arteries throughout your body, including arteries to your heart. You can improve or eliminate many of these risk factors to reduce your chances of having a first or subsequent heart attack. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heart-attack/ds00094/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pcp has me taking 3 krill oil pills daily due to low omega 3's. I also take a low dose aspirin for heart attack prevention. Too much blood thinning?
Ct angio score of 0, three negative stress echo test in 5 years, normal echo, normal event monitor low hdl,dad heart attack at 50. Do I have blockage?
Tests: Given your test results you do not appear likely to have calcified obstructive coronary artery disease at the present time. If you have plaque in your coronaries it doesn't appear to be highly obstructive at the present. We can't say there are no plaques. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many low strength asperin would you give someone having a heart attack, if the person takes 1 low strength asperin daily?
At least: 1 additional to add up to 160mg. I hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more
Chest pain, SOB, nausea - Chance of heart attack with normal chest xray, nuclear stress test, calcium score? Echo slightly low EF of 48%.
Talk to your cardiol: I recommend you speak with your cardiologist as it sounds like you have one, given studies that were done. There are risk modifications that can be done of course. Sounds like you have good contacts with specialists already! ...Read more
Can nicorette (nicotine gum) gum and/or energy drinks cause false heart attack symptoms? Second. Is it dangerous to have low blood pressure?
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