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What is the widowmaker heart attack survival rate?

What is the widowmaker heart attack survival rate?

Usually low: Because the left main coronary artery feeds two of the three main coronary arteries of your heart. .. So a left main coronary blockage will cause a heart attack of two thirds of your heart, including most of the left ventricle. .. ...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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What's the survival rate on someone that has a heart attack and receives cpr?

What's the survival rate on someone that has a heart attack and receives cpr?

Depends: How long did they receive cpr? How long before the rhythm was restored? ...Read more

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What you should do for survival incase of heart attack when you are all alone & without medicine or assistace?

What you should do for survival incase of heart attack when you are all alone & without medicine or assistace?

Heart attack: First you need good luck!
you may try to give a series of sharp, hard coughs. Theoretically, this increases blood pressure to the coronary arteries temporarily, and may aid in dislodging a flow obstructing blood clot. I will finish with may usual advice: prevent so you don't need to fix! ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival after a small heart attack that causes a cardiac arrest?

What are the chances of survival after a small heart attack that causes a cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: It is the cardiac arrest, not the heart attack that is concerning. The faster a patient receives medical attention during a cardiac arrest and the faster a normal heart rhythm is restored, the more likely the patient will do well. ...Read more

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Atfer massive heart attack angioplasty LAD 100% done for female 58 yrs not enough time to get eco and blood test then hat will be her survival chance?

Atfer massive heart attack angioplasty LAD 100% done for female 58 yrs not enough time to get eco and blood test then hat will be her survival chance?

Good: But depends on other risk factors:
diabetes, smoking, lipids, weight., and residual cardiac function.
She should work on risk reduction as soon as she can. ...Read more

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Friend had a massive heart attack- no cpr for at least a few minutes- has kidney problems and infection- getting a trachea- survival? Full recovery?

Friend had a massive heart attack- no cpr for at least a few minutes- has kidney problems and infection- getting a trachea- survival? Full recovery?

Possible: Is the brain intact?
If arrest and no cpr, that may be the limiting organ.
Kidney failure may recover, pneumonia may clear with tracheostomy and antibiotics.
Baseline function is also relevant for recovery. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival after a massive heart attack followed by angioplasty that causes a cardiac arrest? Now ef 52%, BP 100/70 and pulse 68

What are the chances of survival after a massive heart attack followed by angioplasty that causes a cardiac arrest? Now ef 52%, BP 100/70 and pulse 68

Yes: There are a lot of variables that determine prognosis like;
time from when the heart attack started to when the angioplasty was done
the ef -52% is good
excercise capacity
symptom status
it would be important to be on a medical regimen to prevent a recurrence and then to try and go to cardiac rehab. ...Read more

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How high does your heart rate need to be to have a heart attack?

How high does your heart rate need to be to have a heart attack?

No simple answer: If your arteries have no blockage, then there is no heart rate that will cause a heart attack. The more blocked the arteries, the lower the hr needed to outstrip the blood supply. There are other factors too, like presence/absence of anemia, hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, (wall thickening), and contractility which determine how much blood the heart is using and needs. ...Read more

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How high does your heart rate need to be before you get a heart attack?

How high does your heart rate need to be before you get a heart attack?

Not related: A heart attack can occur at any heart rate if there is a blood clot in the artery or a blockage. If there is a severe narrowing than a higher heart rate will increase the risk of a heart attack as the demand of a higher heart rate would out strip the supply. ...Read more

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If weed increases you heart rate how come a heart attack doesn't happen? Just wondering

If weed increases you heart rate how come a heart attack doesn't happen? Just wondering

Weed: Heart attack is a multifactorial event. If weed was a common cause of heart attack, Bill Maher probably wouldn't be pushing it to be legalized. ...Read more

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My heart rate is usually 60-70 today it's been between 90-100 why? Could this be a sign of heart attack

My heart rate is usually 60-70 today it's been between 90-100 why? Could this be a sign of heart attack

Not if no other symp: It is not likely to be a heart attack without other symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitation or dizziness. Just an elevated HR is more likely to be reasons other than the heart, ie. dehydration, anxiety, deconditioning, pain, fever, anemia, etc. Check out Your Vibrant Heart on Amazon for more cardiac health tips. ...Read more

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My heart rate is 120 but I haven't done anything but shower this morning. Even when I sit down it feels fast. I'm only 17 & scared of heart attack?

My heart rate is 120 but I haven't done anything but shower this morning. Even when I sit down it feels fast. I'm only 17 & scared of heart attack?

See Dr: Heart attack unlikely in your age group, but thyroid or other medical issue causing rapid heart rate more likely. Need evaluated by your Dr and likely blood work and an EKG to start to sort things out. ...Read more

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Are there racial differences in heart attack rates?

Are there racial differences in heart attack rates?

Yes: There are racial differences in all the risk factors for heart attacks such as smoking, diabetes, cholesterol levels, high blood pressure obesity and so on. There may also be geographical and other social-economic differences in stress levels etc. Consequently with all these variables the risk profiles of different people can get very complicated. See your doctor to determine your individual risk. ...Read more

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Does a really fast heart rate cause a heart attack?

Not usual but it can: The fast heart beat which is generated by the lower heart chambers (ventricular tachycardia) can reduce the blood volume generated by the heart and if the subject has low preserve (some narrowing of the coronary arteries or decreased heart function) can cause ischemia t the heart. ...Read more

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Could you have a normal pulse rate during a heart attack?

Could you have a normal pulse rate during a heart attack?

Yes: Pulse and blood pressure can be normal or also abnormal, that' s why we need additional testing to discern. ...Read more

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I'm curious, when a person has a heart attack does their heart rate speed up a great deal?

Yes and no: Some persons have tachycardia, while others have bradycardia
cardiac standstill, and ventricular fibrillation can happen.
It depends on the part of the heart and the amount if heart being threatened. ...Read more

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I'm 50yr old I suffer a heart attack last year. My heart rate now is 37% after another stens put in. I don't want to die. Please help

I'm 50yr old I suffer a heart attack last year. My heart rate now is 37% after another stens put in. I don't want to die. Please help

See integrative Dr.: I'm not sure what you mean by heart rate 37%. Do you mean ejection fraction?
Preventing and reversing heart disease requires a comprehensive approach of healthy diet, exercise, stress reduction and nutritional and herbal supplements. Stents can help but are a band-aid approach that does not correct the underlying problem. Work with a good integrative Dr.-see http://tinyurl. Com/zkr8v2p and comment: ...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!

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

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How does increased heart rate due to stress result in a heart attack?

How does increased heart rate due to stress result in a heart attack?

Increased rate: Your heart needs blood to function, if it's working harder, it needs more oxygen. If your heart blood vessels can't deliver the extra oxygen, areas of your heart become. ...Read more

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What's a normal heart rate for a 32 year oldold heavy smoker I think I may be having a heart attack?

What's a normal heart rate for a 32 year oldold heavy smoker I think I may be having a heart attack?

Heart rate: First, if you think you are having a heart attack, call 911 immediately. Heart rate can vary according to cardiovascular fitness, medication use, activity level, and circulating blood volume, so no one number answers your question. ...Read more

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What causes a heart rate of 119 and can it be lowered? 60 year old man who has had a previous heart attack, is overweight, diabetic.

What causes a heart rate of 119 and can it be lowered? 60 year old man who has had a previous heart attack, is overweight, diabetic.

Yes: Your heart rate can and should be lowered. It may be also necessary for your doctor to make sure your heart rhythm is also normal. Most of the hr treatments will also take care of the BP presuure problem. ...Read more

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Could my blood pressure and heart rate tell if I was having a heart attack or could it be normal even if I was having one?

Could my blood pressure and heart rate tell if I was having a heart attack or could it be normal even if I was having one?

Not always: Some people can experience mild heart attacks with little or no effect on their heart rate or blood pressure and also at times no pain especially if they have conditions like diabetes as well. Really need ECG and blood studies to confirm heart attack. Talk to cardiologist if really concerned. ...Read more

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What is the percent rate of a 25 yr old to have a heart attack. I quit smoking 4 months ago after smoking for 9 years, and drink occasionally.

What is the percent rate of a 25 yr old to have a heart attack. I quit smoking 4 months ago after smoking for 9 years, and drink occasionally.

Cardiovascular risk: I would recommend you to get an annual physical exam and screening labs to calculate your cardiovascular risk based on your lab result. In general, it is not common for a 25 yo healthy individual to have a heart attack. ...Read more

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Can you have heart attack with normal blood pressure, heart rate, chol and no heart diesae?

Can you have heart attack with normal blood pressure, heart rate, chol and no heart diesae?

Yes, while it's: Great that you don't have the probs u mention, there is more to heart dz than just that. Healthy eating & wt., regular exercise are important even if your bp, choles, etc are normal. More advance testing for other risk factors beyond the standard lipid panel & fasting sugar level is available in some places, & we're still learning about other risk factors. Good u r being prevention-minded! ...Read more

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Is a stroke like a heart attack? So strokes have fast heart beats or does your heart rate stay the same?

Is a stroke like a heart attack? So strokes have fast heart beats or does your heart rate stay the same?

Similar yet differen: Both result in injury due to decreased oxygen &/or blood supply to tissues. Stroke can b due 2 blood clot or bleeding; mi from blood clot or spasm of arteries to heart. Area of brain or heart affected will determine if heart increases or decreases. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate as a young man was 50-55. Doctors are considering a pace maker 2 years post heart attack?

Resting heart rate as a young man was 50-55. Doctors are considering a pace maker 2 years post heart attack?

Ok: Your youth and cardiovascular conditioning are of historic interest.
If you now have symptomatic slow pulse= bradycardia, syncope, heart failure etc. One may benefit from pacing.
After a heart attack the electrical system of the heart can be damaged and one benefits from proper atrioventricular pacing or even dual pacing for chf. ...Read more

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I'm 27 male and im super terrified of having a heart attack I weigh 190 when I lay in bed mt heart rate rides about 50-59 had ekg 10 year ago was good?

I'm 27 male and im super terrified of having a heart attack I weigh 190 when I lay in bed mt heart rate rides about 50-59 had ekg 10 year ago was good?

Why the fear?: Dear ZachA, heart attacks in 27 year men are rare but they do happen and we can predict better if we get more information from you, like your family and personal history, smoking, height, etc. Consider doing a formal consult with internal Medicine or cardiology. I am sorry I cannot reassure you more. ...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