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Dr. Eric Toloza Dr. Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
26 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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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. ..

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. William Wright Dr. Wright
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
32 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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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?

Dr. Bart Denys Dr. Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
35 years in practice
Catholic University of Leuven Faculty of Medicine
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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!

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Dr. Craig Brown Dr. Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
years in practice
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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.

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Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Robert Morse Dr. Morse
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
26 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik Dr. Thaik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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.

Dr. Cynthia Thaik Dr. Thaik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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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.

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Dr. Nadu Tuakli Dr. Tuakli
Family Medicine
37 years in practice
University of Zambia School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Mohammed Numan Dr. Numan
Pediatrics - Cardiology
27 years in practice
King Faisal University College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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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:

Dr. Dwain Rickertsen Dr. Rickertsen
Family Medicine
32 years in practice
University of Auckland School of Medicine
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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.

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