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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?
Help! newly diagnosed high cholesterol. Have had chest pain , tachycardia, short of breath and heart skips. But low bp. Could I have a heart attack ?
How many low strength asperin would you give someone having a heart attack? If the person does not take asperin daily(and rarely ever)
Recommended dose 325: recommended dose is 325 mg of aspirin if pt is having Heart attack and many other medicines and treatment depending upon the presentation and findings On daily basis prophylactic dose id 81 mg knwn as baby aspirin symptoms with Chest pain but no heart attack usual dose is 160 mg ...Read more
I had all signs of a heart attack 2 days ago my usual BP is 142/90 but it was 110/50 for most of day still low i'm very tired but am i 2late to test?
If you have had a heart attack and now you have low ejection fraction what can be done to improve?
It depends: On whether there is scarring or ischemia - or as is most common, a little of both. Ischemic areas do not get enough blood flow, but anything that improves that can improve cardiac function. This can be done with meds, and / or interventions. Your doc can be a big help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What exactly does "noncritical disease" of "up to 20 percent" mean on heart cath report? Why would this be low risk for heart attack/unstable angina?
I have high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol. Am i at risk for widow maker heart attack daily ? Could it happen at anytime due to this risk. ?
Yes, but.....: It sounds like you have a family history of heart disease and are genetically programmed to make a unhealthy balance of cholesterols in your blood. This puts you at higher risk of a heart attack. If you google framingham.Org, you can enter your cholesterol and other simple information and get your 3-5 year heart attack risk. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can happen: Blood pressure is an element and the very high can tear the aorta or the coronaries, but blockage by plaque and clot occurs with or without BP elevation. The very low- shock can cause low coronary or brain blood flow. Generally less than 70-80 mm hg is a concern. Brain maintains good auto regulation from about 60 -160 if there is not other blockage or micro vessel disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was on metoprolol for anxiety but stopped because my hr was too low. Am I at risk for a heart attack now that I stopped?
If someone's having a heart attack. Wouldn't their blood pressure and pulse be low or they would have another prominent symptom right?
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