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Medicine For Heart Attack
Rare that usual doses of meds cause a heart attack.
Taking a medication should have an indication that overrides side effects.
Cocaine can and should not be used! ...Read more
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
See inside: Some medications prescribed after a heart attack are Aspirin which prevents further clots, Nitroglycerin which opens arteries in an emergency, a blood pressure medicine known as a beta-blocker which slows heart rate. The goal is to manage every risk factor as perfectly as possible, so cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes need to be managed ideally. I don't think there are 5 drugs every time. ...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
Examples: Extreme exercise or fright/flight, energy drinks and cardiac anomolies that one can be born with. ...Read more
Depends the drug
even over the counter medication can do it.
Careful! ...Read more
See below: Lots of drugs (too many to list) can have cardiac side effects. However, to ask what drugs can cause a heart attack is a strange question. Just in case you are feeling suicidal, I won't provide the answer to that part of your question. If suicidal, I recommend seeing or talking to a therapist or counselor or going to the hospital right away. ...Read more
Is a cold a sign of an impending heart attack in a 23 yo female. Don't smoke or drink and don't do drugs?
These are the typical signs:
Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. ...Read more
What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?
My chest tightened up real bad and stayed that way for a few minutes. Did I have a heart attack? P.S. I was doing drugs:p
Possibly.: Drugs have definitely been known to cause heart attacks. My advice: get your heart checked and get help in a serious attempt to stop using drugs. ...Read more
Any age: By the term heart attack, I assume you mean coronary artery problems. There is no age limit. Infants born with abnormal coronary arteries can have heart attacks, also children who get heart infections. Family history is also important as some have inherted problems with cholesterol that can cause coronary artery problems. ...Read more
How likely is a 24 year old female to have a heart attack no drink no drugs exercise regular but over weight?
It is possible to have heart attack without chest pain and getting recovered from it without knowing even that it was heart attack, without medicine?
Variable but YES:
Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur
elephant sitting on your chest
shortness of breath
some are asymptomatic or have minimal pain!
may occur during sleep, sedation, anesthesia etc. May e detected later by ekg, echo, or angiogram. ...Read more
Sir, I had a heart attack in 2009 and angiography showed 85% blockage. Then I continued my medicine and I was good for many years. Then I left my medic?
Mistake: Even if you are feeling ok please get back to have check ups annually. Prevention is berrter than a heat attack at your age ...Read more
Sir, I am 52 years old. I had heart attack in 2009 and angiography showed 85% blockage. Then I continued my medicine and I felt good. Then I left my med?
Your bio stated you are 23 y/o but you say 53???
Never a good idea to stop your meds w/o your PCP approval. See your PCP ASAP for revaluation ...Read more
Male 63yrs old, ht. 5'11, a minor heart attack 3 years ago currently on drugs. Suffer from hypothyrodism 75mg thyroxin. Last 6 months 6kgs weight increa?
Go to the doctor: Please go to see your doctor today. Something is wrong. ...Read more
How effective are clot busting drugs at stopping a heart attack and how fast do they work? My hospital has no PCI and need flying if you have attack
Yes, depends on drug: Many drugs of abuse can contribute to a heart attack. Stimulants or "uppers" are especially likely to do this. For example, Cocaine has been known to precipitate heart attacks by causing spasm and constriction of the arteries and increasing heart rate. Amphetamines are thought to contribute to heart attacks through a similar mechanism. ...Read more