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Advice please? My 52-year husband suffered major heart attack last month.

Advice please? My 52-year husband suffered major heart attack last month.

Heart attack: You should discuss your husband's particulars and get direct advice from his cardiologist. Read this for lots of information: https://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/heartattack/. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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


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Can doctors tell me what does one go through after they had a major heart attack?

Can doctors tell me what does one go through after they had a major heart attack?

Recovery: Call 911 get aspirin get help get treated then survive and do cardiac rehab and get in shape. Some may need cardiac cath and some may need surely. Prevention is better! no smoking weight control diabetic control check BP and blood fats. ...Read more

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What are some early indicators of a mild and major heart attack?

What are some early indicators of a mild and major heart attack?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, ! ...Read more

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A major heart attack would always show up on EKG ?

A major heart attack would always show up on EKG ?

Not always: For example, with balanced ischemia, the changes in the ekg for one area are balanced by changes in another. But as a general rule, major mi does have significant changes. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a major heart attack and I am 44 years old I have to have a pace maker and a defibrillator put in?

What to do if I had a major heart attack and I am 44 years old I have to have a pace maker and a defibrillator put in?

MI, ICD: With your combination of problems, you should have received instruction about your status and diet, exercise, not smoking, lots of medications and how to maximize your chances of length and quality of life. Look at this site and read as much as possible: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/coronaryarterydisease.html ...Read more

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I had a major heart attack and now have CHF. My oxygen was always in the 90's. Now my oxygen level has dropped to the 80's sometime. Is my CHF worse?

I had a major heart attack and now have CHF. My oxygen was always in the 90's. Now my oxygen level has dropped to the 80's sometime. Is my CHF worse?

Could be: Could be that you are retaining fluid in your lungs and therefore your oxygen saturation is decreasing. You should be feeling more short of breath if this were the case. Nevertheless, given this finding, a visit to your cardiologist is in order to check your vitals, weight, symptoms, diet, and medications, and make any adjustments necessary. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Can I have a cat scan if I have had a major heart attack and CHF?

Can I have a cat scan if I have had a major heart attack and CHF?

CT scan: Should not be a problem as long as you are not in florid CHF at the moment which would make it hard to lie down flat. If you are receiving contrast then make sure your kidneys work well. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more