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Can you tell me if a side effect of a medicine is a heart attack should you take it anyways?

Can you tell me if a side effect of a medicine is a heart attack should you take it anyways?

What medicine: 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

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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If lipid profile and blood pressure are ok on medicine, is any possibility heart attack?

If lipid profile and blood pressure are ok on medicine, is any possibility heart attack?

Sure: Sure you can still have a heart attack; it doesn't affect other risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, age, genetics, and obesity. ...Read more

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What are the five drugs that are typically prescribed after a heart attack?

What are the five drugs that are typically prescribed after a heart attack?

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

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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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Other than drugs, how can a teenager get a heart attack?

Other than drugs, how can a teenager get a heart attack?

Examples: Extreme exercise or fright/flight, energy drinks and cardiac anomolies that one can be born with. ...Read more

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Can one night of drug use cause a heart attack or stroke?

Can one night of drug use cause a heart attack or stroke?

Yes: Depends the drug

even over the counter medication can do it.

Careful! ...Read more

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What drugs that can cause a heart attack or heart problems?

What drugs that can cause a heart attack or heart problems?

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

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Is it possible that some drugs cause the heart to stop or an ischaemic heart attack?

Yes: Some of our BP medicines can really slow down the heart, toxic levels of minerals like potassium can stop the heart and others, and some illicit drugs like meth can cause spasm of the arteries to a point of occluding the blood flow and can cause heart attacks. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: 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

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What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?

What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?

Ankles: Since you already said you had a mi the ankles swelling could be from the medications you are on. Many have side effect of swelling. Would also have circulation to legs checked. ...Read more

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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

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If no heart defects and no illegal drug use. What is the youngest one can have a heart attack?

If no heart defects and no illegal drug use. What is the youngest one can have a heart attack?

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

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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?

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
fatigue
anxiety
fear
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

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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?

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

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If you have had a heart attack and are a diabetic and have taken avandia (rosiglitazone) how do you know if its from the drug?

You don't: Avandia (rosiglitazone) has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular events, but you cannot tell a heart attack due to Avandia (rosiglitazone) versus a heart attack due to something else, such as your diabetes. ...Read more

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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

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

See below: Clot dissolving medication works quickly and if given within 2 hours of a heart attack can reduce early mortality by approximately 30%. Only patient with a transmural infarction (STMI)benefit. Non-STMI patients, if unstable, need angioplasty. ...Read more

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Can drug addiction contribute to a heart attack?

Can drug addiction contribute to a heart 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

Dr. Creighton Wright
3,971 Doctors shared insights

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


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