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My dad had a massive heart attack at 60 yrs. I'm 19 yrs old and I've found out I have abnormal septal motion, poor R wave on ECG nd 60-65% EF. Causes?

My dad had a massive heart attack at 60 yrs. I'm 19 yrs old and I've found out I have abnormal septal motion, poor R wave on ECG nd 60-65% EF. Causes?

Abnormal Echo?: Abnormal septal motion can't be seen on EKG. Did you have an echocardiogram? If so, clarify that they've ruled out a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which is a thickening of the heart muscle. Also clarify the type of "massive heart attack" your Father had, as the status of his condition will determine how hard of an investigation should be done to look for HCM. ...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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Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?

Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?

No heart attack: The pain probably is due to joint or muscle and is not heart attack, so you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in the center of my back that hasn't gone away for over an hour along with anxiety and diarrhea. Could it be a heart attack?

I have a dull ache in the center of my back that hasn't gone away for over an hour along with anxiety and diarrhea. Could it be a heart attack?

Extremely unlikely.: Though arterial Ds typically begins in childhood, it is in the wall of arteries, not opening, arteries enlarge http://goo. Gl/aRhOU2 & plaque ruptures >clots in the openings rarely occur until decades later. The rate of progression is typically slower in women pre-menopausal. Optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c, SBP, don't smoke & lifetime arterial Ds problems are largely eliminated. Study my answers. ...Read more

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Would heart race then go back to normal with a heart attack? Chest tightness, back pain, diarrhea. Or panic attack?

Would heart race then go back to normal with a heart attack? Chest tightness, back pain, diarrhea. Or panic attack?

Not typical: Change in heart rate is not something people who are having a heart attack usually report. Chest tightness or pressure is, often associated with activity that increases the heart rate. Low back pain or diarrhea would not be a sign of heart attack, but mid-back pain can be a symptom of a heart issue, especially a problem with the large chest artery, the aorta. Anxiety probable; pursue evaluation. ...Read more

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What does atherosclerosis feel like before it leads to a heart attack?

What does atherosclerosis feel like before it leads to a heart attack?

No symptoms...: Usually there are no symptoms of atherosclerosis until it is severe enough to block an artery thereby blocking blood flow to a key organ like the heart or brain. Once this happens, a heart attack or stroke can result. So, prevention is the key! Keep your cholesterol level under control with diet, exercise and medication if needed. See your doctor to get your lipid levels checked! ...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.

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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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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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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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 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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Has it really been shown that constipation leads to heart attack?

Has it really been shown that constipation leads to heart attack?

Unlikely: Common things but not specifically related in my opinion.
One can have either, neither, or both! ...Read more

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What could atherosclerosis that leads to a heart attack feel like?

What could atherosclerosis that leads to a heart attack feel like?

Atherosclerosis: Any kind of atherosclerosis could lead to heart attack. Vulnerable plaques are fragile and could cause more heart attacks. ...Read more

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Is sleeping during the day really that bad that leads to almost having a heart attack?

Is sleeping during the day really that bad that leads to almost having a heart attack?

NO: You are fine. But, if you are tired and sleepy during the day and have trouble sleeping during the night you need to check yourself for sleep apnea, that can affect your heart. ...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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What is angina, chest wall pain and a mild heart attack?

What is angina, chest wall pain and a mild heart attack?

Angina: Angina is chest pain that occurs when there is a partial blockage of one of the coronary arteries. This is as opposed to heart attack when there is a near total occlusion. ...Read more

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I get this weird mild Pain in my left arm that comes and goes, is that a sign of a heart attack?

I get this weird mild Pain in my left arm that comes and goes, is that a sign of a heart attack?

Highly unlikely: If you are a 21 year old generally healthy male it is unlikely that left arm pain is an "anginal equivalent" I.e. Due to inadequate blood supply to heart muscle. Things that would make it more likely to be cardiac in nature would be if it is mostly brought on by physical activity. Even if your arm pain is exertional it is unlikely to be cardiac in nature unless u have a strong family history ...Read more

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I am 26yrs old, 180lb, 6'1". I just had a mild heart attack and have no insurance and no pcp. How much asprin should I be taking and how often?

I am 26yrs old, 180lb, 6'1". I just had a mild heart attack and have no insurance and no pcp. How much asprin should I be taking and how often?

81mg: You should be taking 81 mg of enteric coated or chewable asa once daily. You should also be on a beta blocker and a a statin, both of which are available as generic medicines. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How EXACTLY does general anesthesia lead to heart attack, stroke or death? What are the mechanisms in the drug that leads to a stroke? How does it kil

How EXACTLY does general anesthesia lead to heart attack, stroke or death? What are the mechanisms in the drug that leads to a stroke? How does it kil

No single answer: Serious complications from GA are much more likely in pts who are already sick. If you have coronary artery disease, the stress of surgery and anesthesia can lead to heart attack. If you have already had a stroke, the same stresses can contribute to another. No one drug or technique is at fault. Surgery makes the body tend to form clots as part of healing. This can add to risk of stroke or MI. ...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

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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?

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

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more