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Merrill Osmond Heart Attack
Different conditions: A heart attack is an occlusion of a coronary artery that leads to no blood supply to part of the heart muscle which can lead to permanent heart damage. This can lead to heart failure which is a drop in the pumping action of the heart leading to shortness of breath, leg swelling , fatigue. This can also be caused by valvular heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is severe ectopic heart beats dangerous w/ lack of oxygen to the heart w/ pulm stenosis, h murmur and severe asthma? Pulse is 120+ w/ heart medicine.
Too complicated: In general the answer would be no, but your situation is quite complicated and you will need to discuss with your doc or cardiologist. ...Read more
I have LBBB, hit the gym everyday. Great BP, heart function good, clean cath, EF 50-55, lung function great per test. Should I fear cardiac arrest?
Death is death: Both can occur together. Heart attack is dying muscle from blockage in general. Arrythmias are caused by heart attack, chemical imbalances, and a variety of items. Ventricular tachycardia, and fibrillation are the common "arrest" rhythms along with asystole and heart block- bradycardia s. ...Read more
Continuum: Coronary disease develops from our lifestyle and as we age real blockage develops in some or all coronary vessels. One or more plaques disrupt and obstruct. If adequate collateral pathways exist may just vagus transient angina or pain. Angina is pain without damage. If not adequate flow, or collateral, acute myocardial infarction- heart attack occurs and that is "damage". Heart failure may follow. ...Read more
38yr male non smokernondrinker eats heart healthy daily exercise/no familyhistory heart disease /suffered widowmaker 90%bloc 2stents hehasnospleen ?
Is lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 blood test better predictor of heart disease, heart attacks and stokes than myeloperoxidase (mpo) in men?
No, Different Issues: Mpo tends to reflect more active/prone to rupture vulnerable plaque activity, whereas lpla2 a protein on LDL particles which correlates with ?ed atherogenicity. Keep in mind artery ds typically begins age 7, ; earlier. Measured ldl, large hdl, hba1c ; BP are bigger issues. Many other biomarkers, like the ones you mentioned, also involved ; less important. Illusions of high tech often marketed. ...Read more
Had EKG during panic attack- "tachycardia V rate over 99- consider anterior infarct, diminished r<0.15mV V3" cardio says im ok- was this heart attack?
Frought with danger: Acute use of ecstasy can lead to anxiety, paranoia, irritabilty. Too much ecstasy can cause heart attack, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, be toxic to the heart, angina pectoris & destruction of blood vessels just to mention a few things. Use of ectasy is frought with danger and can lead to death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
62uncle had heart attack in coma since3days.Took 10 min to resuscitate him.Is that why he's in a coma?Expectations?No known heart dialysis 8+ yrs.
That's a hard one.: I am sorry he is so sick. We cannot know from what you tell us much about his odds. Obviously he is dangerously ill. His doctors can discuss his chances with you better because they know what happened and why. Best wishes to you and your family! Ask questions, and it helps to take notes of answers and write down questions you think of before talking to the docs. ...Read more
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Ct angio score of zero, stress echo normal and event monitor only ectopic beats...does this rule out CAD? Dad heart attack at 50 still alive. Help?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Occasionally: It can run in families, but mainly, it's just a common entity that has increasing prevalence with aging. ...Read more
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