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Massive Heart Attack Brain Damage
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
Maybe: This depends on the length of time the brain was without blood flow, and the situation after the person was revived. In fact now many patients after CPR can be treated with hypothermia, which involves cooling the body slightly while the patient is sedated, (roughly to a temp of 93 degrees f) for about 24 hrs, this lowers the risk of brain damage in many cases. Many other factors involved however. ...Read more
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 more
What can happen from pushing a car by myself? Can I get brain bleed anyruism or stroke or heart attack? Or anything
Hernia most common: Abdominal strain can lead to an internal hernia (groin, navel). That is the most common problem & occurs even if you are otherwise healthy. If you have heart or lung problems, or high blood pressure or a previous stroke, then its best not to exert yourself in this way since a heart attack or stroke can happen from exertion / raised BP. A car weighs more than 1 ton; pushing it around isnt e ...Read more
What's it called when you have a heart attack in your brain? I think my gramps had a brief one. He didn't know my name.
My sympathy: I'm awfully sorry to hear about your gramps. When a blockage in the heart clogs an artery supplying blood to the heart muscle, it is called "a heart attack". When that happens in the brain, it's called a "stroke." i hope your gramps is getting good medical care and gets better quickly. ...Read more
If the heart attack has associated ventricular clotting, those can embolize to head, body etc.
Cerebral emboli cause damage- strokes and can be devastating or lethal. ...Read more
No, not reliably: Consequences of heart disease or stroke on blood pressure and visa versa, the effect of blood pressure on the heart or brain, is not uniform. Clearly markedly elevated blood pressure is a risk for stroke and increases the work on the heart, but patients with normal blood pressure can still experience a stroke or have a heart attack. There are many other factors to consider ...Read more
I was fighting for my life with a heart attack and being watched for blood clots. That’s when the brain bursts were happening and i kept the circulati?
Question?: Sound like you were really ill. May we answer a question for you? ...Read more
My husband had a heart attack on november 15th 2013. It's like he's a different person. Does a ha change a persons brain?
It is Possible: The most likely cause would be if he had a period of time during the heart attack when there was a decreased amount amount of oxygen going to his brain. This would occur from a drop in the blood pressure or a clot. This is same a stroke which can affect parts of the brain that control someone's personality. Depression and anxiety are very common after heart attack. ...Read more
A stroke may also be referred to as a brain attack. In what ways is it similar to a heart attack?
Similar cause: A stroke is an interruption in blood flow to a part of the brain usually caused by either an embolic event or blood clot or a bleed or hemorrhage in the brain. In the end the damage caused may be permanent and severe causing loss of function like inability to use an arm, leg or speech. A heart attack is caused by interruption of blood to heart muscle by arteries diseased by atherosclerosis. ...Read more
Symptoms: Sometimes it is hard to differentiate between a heart attack and and anxiety attack because of overlapping symptoms of chest pain/difficulty breathing. However, a brain aneurysm rupture is hard to miss. The typical symptom is the sudden onset of the "worst headache of one's life". The pain is excrutiating and often produces coma. Neurosurgical attention is needed immediately. ...Read more
Bleeding: may cause bleeding, do not takeGet a more detailed answer ›
Prevent blood clots: Blood thinners are given to decrease the risk of clots forming in the vascular system.Heart attacks are caused by clots in the coronary arteries (blood vessels in the heart). People with cancer are at a higher risk than normal of forming clots in veins and arteries (hypercoagulable). People who have had a heart attack have a lower risk of early and late mortality if given aspirin (a blood thinner) ...Read more
43 yr male having heart attack symptoms since 1 yr.all tests show normal result! (Angiogram,echocardiac,Chest scan,bloodtests,brain MRI).wat can it be
How do u feel after a heart attack. Like when u wake up the next day. How do u feel? Would u have weakness? Head pressure? Brain fog?
Heart attack: You could feel fine the next am or you could be dead. You could feel virtually anything in between. If you get to medical care quickly with the heart attack you have a good chance of feeling pretty well pretty rapidly depending on many factors. ...Read more
How does anxiety cause brain fog, lightheaded feeling/faint feeling? Always assumed it was more of heart attack feeling. Dont have fast heart/breaths.
Possible & rule out: Anxiety certainly can cause lightheaded/faint feelings, but you also want to make sure there is not a physical explanation that has not been addressed. If you have not discussed your symptoms with your primary care doctor, I recommend you do that to make sure something isn't being ignored. In addition, pay attention to the situations in which these symptoms occur for clues to possible triggers. ...Read more
I had a brain ct and they said everything was good/ normal. I just read report and it said Bilateral basal ganglia calcification/mineralization is noted. What does that mean? I am 42 and went in for symptoms that mirrored stroke a heart attack symptoms, b
Scarring, old injury: Calcification (buildup) of the basal ganglia or anywhere in the brain is a healing process for an injury, whether the cause is vascular, genetic (Parkinson's disease), infection, or other cause, that happens over many yrs. Ur description of ur symptoms is sparse. The CT is used to check if any abnormality EXPLAINS YOUR IMMEDIATE SYMPTOMS. Any other "abnormality" is irrelevant to ur primary doctor. ...Read more
89 yr old in hospital on aspirin clopidogrel and
warfarin for stroke and heart attack
has had another stroke and blockage seen on Brain scan and swelling left side of brain how come while on so many thinners is it possible?
Yes, it can happen: For several reasons, the case isn't easy, and it seems that there is lot going on. I trust that the hospital and the treating doctors are doing their best, wish you all, the best ...Read more
Heart attack - heart muscle dies or is temporarily injured (mi, acute coronary syndrome)
cerebral attack - brain tissues dies or is temporarily injured (stroke, tia). ...Read more
Is illness illusion the same of obsessive compulsive? The idea of being ill by heart attack is settled in my mind. I can't get rid of it. Thanks
"Illness illusion": Some people with ocd focus on their health, becoming anxious about dire illnesses or contaminations -- but these are not the only obsessive thoughts they have. Others have high health anxiety but no other obsessions -- they might have somatoform disorders. So, "illness illusion" is not exactly the same as ocd. There is help for both conditions with cognitive behavioral therapy, though. ...Read more
Everytime i eat meat rice and something not healthy my body feels like having a heart attack or stroke i don't have a peace of mind more chest pain?
Somatization: This syndrome is in your mind or in your brain. I would advise that you get to your family doctor or to a trusted psychiatrist urgently. ...Read more
Heart and brain: Heart attack happens in the heart, and cerebrum is in the brain, that's the simplest way to look at it and we call them heart attack vs stroke. ...Read more
My dad had a heart attack a while back but after it hes been feelining fine now his brains blury like hes not as sharp. What could that be?
Circulation: Heart attack means circulation is compromised. If that affects the heart that means most of the circulation is compromised already.Which includes the brain also. So controlling blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and weight contributes to the circulation integrity. Make sure to have a work up done to check brain circulation including carotid ultrasound and brain mri. ...Read more
Can your mind make you feel physical symptoms? I google heart attack everyday and have been experiencing ha symptoms for a month or more
Yes: You are anxious and that causes a variety of symptoms. ...Read more
34 M echo stress reached 99% target HR. Have mild acid reflux. Can't get it off my mind that it is heartburn and not heart attack. Feeling helpless!!
Acid reflux: Heart burn is a symptom of acid reflux. A normal echo stress study would rule heavily against a heart attack or ischemia. Discuss your feeling of helplessness with your doctor, you should be able to get help through discussion of your situation and perhaps treatment of your symptoms. ...Read more
I understand that warfarin reduces the risk of a heart attack and ischaemic stroke. But does it significantly increase the risk of a cerebral hemorrhage?
Yes: Assuming the person has atrial fibrillation, the benefit of fewer strokes exceeds the risk of cerebral bleeding. There is an alternative which is to close the left atrial appendage where clots form, so anticoagulation is no longer needed. This is done through a devise inserted through the groin. Aspirin 81mg also reduces stroke risk with low risk of bleeding. STATIN is very beneficial with no blee ...Read more
Possibly: Any time your heart stops pumping, the blood in your arteries and veins stops flowing. Therefore all of the organs are not getting the blood they need to function. The brain is a very sensitive organ and can get damaged if it is not receiving proper blood flow. There are ways to check the brain for such damage. Talk to your doctor about seeing a neurologist. ...Read more
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
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