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What is a mild heart attack defined as?

What is a mild heart attack defined as?

Mild.: Minimal elevation of troponin, no hemodynamic compromise, no st elevation, preservation of ejection fraction, no wall motion abnormality on echocardiogram or in ventriculogram, no lethal arrythmia. Read more

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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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Could you have a heart attack if there is only mild chest dicomfort?

Could you have a heart attack if there is only mild chest dicomfort?

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!

signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular
sudden death, . 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 brother have a mild Heart Attack this past year. His specialist said to him. That my his heart has a small tear. How dangerous is?

My brother have a mild Heart Attack this past year. His specialist said to him. That my his heart has a small tear. How dangerous is?

Clarify: That would be an unusual observation.
Plaque, plaque dissection, disruption, clotting would be more common comments.
Obstruction of the coronary artery is the usual cause of a heart attack.
Survival is GOOD!
Knowing current functional status, and modifying life factors are important.
Stop smoking, EXERCIZE, weight control. Read more

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After a short jog I had mild discomfort/pain specifically on the left side of my chest. I know it wasn't a heart attack, but is that normal?

After a short jog I had mild discomfort/pain specifically on the left side of my chest. I know it wasn't a heart attack, but is that normal?

How does one know?: Some people have those exact symptoms and are having angina, which can be chest pain due to not enough blood flow to the heart. It could be one's guardian angel telling him to get checked out (meaning calling one's primary care doctor now to see how urgent the problem is). It might not be the heart, or it could be fatal next time one goes jogging. Better safe than sorry. Read more

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If someone has experienced a mild heart attack, what symptoms would they notice when attempting an aerobically intense activity such as jogging?

If someone has experienced a mild heart attack, what symptoms would they notice when attempting an aerobically intense activity such as jogging?

Get cleared and be a: If you think you may have suffered a mild heart attack by all means get examined and make sure you are not at risk for a bigger one or that something can't be done to save further muscle that might be at risk. Once cleared you should start a gradual resumption of aerobic exercise and coordinate with a cardiac rehab specialist in your area. Read more

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I recently had a mild heart attack, and haven't been feeling well since. What kind of questions should I ask my cardioligist when I see her wednesday?

I recently had a mild heart attack, and haven't been feeling well since. What kind of questions should I ask my cardioligist when I see her wednesday?

Heart attack recover: A heart attack is like a bruise. It takes time to heal. Ask about the chance of recurrence (based on your family history, blood pressure etc). How safe is it to exercise again? What side effects should you watch for regarding your medications? When (if applicable) should you have any cardiac rechecks? Should you have Nitroglycerin at home if recurs? Do you have pad? (periph art dz) ; how to treat? Read more

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Can a mild heart attack be traced after it's over?

Can a mild heart attack be traced after it's over?

Yes, depends: Some residual ekg or echo evidence can show.
The blood tests are transient.
Cardiac cath and lv gram can also invasively show. Read more

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My husband is only 22 and already suffered a mild heart attack! How can he best avoid that from happening again?

My husband is only 22 and already suffered a mild heart attack! How can he best avoid that from happening again?

Heart attack: Risk factor modification is the best way- if pertinent, blood pressure control, diabetes control, cholesterol management, diet, exercise and stop smoking, again if pertinent. Family history is a factor that cannot be modified. Read more

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Left ventrecal only 40 percent after mild heart attack how bad do it mean my heart is can I live a normal life still?

Left ventrecal only 40 percent after mild heart attack how bad do it mean my heart is can I live a normal life still?

Normal life: yes!: 40% is a mildly impaired heart. It often improves over time as the areas of your heart on the margins of the heart attack zone recover. Medication helps avoid unwanted remodeling, keeps your stent patent, and lowers your risk of new heart attack. Join cardiac rehab, stop smoking completely, take your meds, adjust your diet, and you can live full and normal life! Read more

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Been diagnosed with an ef of 50%. 51 yo male, clear cath, no heart attack. Right side of heart normal, left mild dysfunction. How serious is this?

Not too: That ef is at the lower end of normal; however if you have high blood pressure lowering it might improve your heart function and your ef. There are specific blood pressure medicines your doctor can prescribe if you have "diastolic dysfunction" and if you are other wise healthy and can exercise that will improve your heart function as well. Read more

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I'm 37 years old thought perfect health atleast I thought and I had a mild heart attack. Is my life over as I know it. I was prescribed 6 different med?

I'm 37 years old thought perfect health atleast I thought and I had a mild heart attack. Is my life over as I know it. I was prescribed 6 different med?

No.: It just means looking after yourself more and visiting a doctor more often. Depending on any blockages, you may need surgery to help get oxygen to the heart. If you smoke, you absolutely must stop. Staying active, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating right are all important. Read more

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What are some early indicators of a mild and major heart attack?

What are some early indicators of a mild and major heart attack?

Variable: 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

signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular


sudden death, ! Read more

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My husband has MS he's a diabetic, and had a mild heart attack. Sometimes he has mood swingsf. Taking a lot of med what should I do?

My husband has MS he's a diabetic, and had a mild heart attack. Sometimes he has mood swingsf. Taking a lot of med what should I do?

? PBA: May have pseudo bulbar affectual disorder, and this can be managed by Nuedexta or a tricyclic anti-depressant. Your neurologist can help with this. Read more

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Is an apical infarction a major or mild heart attack?

Is an apical infarction a major or mild heart attack?

It depends.: It depends on how much of the apex is infarcted. The functional result is also affected by how well the rest of the heart is working. Read more

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Can severe hunger cause heart attack symptoms and can you survive a mild heart attack without a hospital visit?

Can severe hunger cause heart attack symptoms and can you survive a mild heart attack without a hospital visit?

No and Yes: Well... I guess kinda :) and yes people have survived heart attacks without going to the hospital. Although, I obviously wouldn't recommend it! ;) Read more

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What's causing me to feel constant sharp pain in the center of my chest but mostly to the left side? (Could it be mild heart attack) I hope not.

Not likely: It is impossible to rule out as heart being involved in your symptoms, but the character of the pain is not suggestive of cardiac origin. A simple test to determine the origin would be to gently push over the involved area. If your pain is worsened, it is chest wall related, specifically sternocostal joints or chest muscles. If that is not the case you may need a follow up with your doc. Read more

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Artery heart blockage mild, what are the risks of having a heart attack? Thanks

Artery heart blockage mild, what are the risks of having a heart attack? Thanks

About 20% over 10y: If you have ever had a heart attack before, and you are not having major heart symptoms now, then your risk for a heart attack or stroke over the next 10 yrs is about 20%. Taking 40-80 mg of atorvastatin daily would decrease risk to about 10%. Visit my website, http://CardioGauge. Com for info about calculating risk for heart attack and stroke. Good luck! Read more

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