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Massive Heart Attack Survival Rate
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
Depends: How long did they receive cpr? How long before the rhythm was restored? ...Read more
What you should do for survival incase of heart attack when you are all alone & without medicine or assistace?
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It could: If you have significant CAD by supply & demand mismatch. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Is a stroke like a heart attack? So strokes have fast heart beats or does your heart rate stay the same?
Resting heart rate as a young man was 50-55. Doctors are considering a pace maker 2 years post heart attack?
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
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
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