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My Father Died From A Heart Attack How Can I Keep Track Of My Heart Health
Risk assessment: A good knowledge of your risk factors (of which family history is clearly one). Knowing your status with regards to traditional factors, like cholesterol profile, diabetes, and blood pressure. Lifestyle indicators like exercise tolerance, smoking, etc. Further risk delineation might be possible with advanced screening modalities such as stress testing and coronary ct angiography might help too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My father died had of a heart attack, and i believe my great grandpa did too on my moms side. What are the best ways to avoid heart failure for myself?
Control risk factors: Heart attack and heart failure are different. Ha can lead to hf. As you realize your risks are higher. Knowing the potential problem is the first step. Exercise (resistance and cardio), weight control, and no smoking are important. The proper diet is important. Cut out sugar and eat a balanced diet in protein complex carbs and health fats. Find a good doctor you can trust and work w/them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coma: Obtain physician opinion on chances of recovery and also consider your dads wishes in account whether he wants to be on life support or not. Basing on that you and your family decide. If there is reasonable chance of recovery with good functional status then it is wise to wait and see. ...Read more
Prevention of CHF: I dont know how old are you, and what was the cause of your family members life lost. But you can prevent by having regular physical exams, stop smoking , control your bp, keep your cholesterol under control, get checked for diabetes and if you have it keep under control, avoid obesity, eat properly and exercise regularly. These are the general recommendations but if i know your history i can advice. ...Read more
Friend died suddenly at age 42 from heart attack. I have high cholesterol and am worried. how can young people just have heart attacks and what risks?
My father had a heart attack last week. Does this put me at a higher risk of heart attack myself? I am also overweight and over eat. Don't smoke?
Maybe later: Predisposition for heart attack is hereditary. You are 28yo and female and that gives you certain protection now. However, because you do not want to have heart disease later in life, it is never to late to start doing right, like eating healthy and appropriately and start exercising to be in better shape, loose weight and delay or completely avoid a heart attack. Get clearance by your md. ...Read more
My dad had massive heart attack,died at 54.heart disease runs in family,what kind of tests should I get to see if my heart is ok. I'm just worried. ty?
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Acne and drinking, and also chest pains I have a direct family history of heart disease and heart problems on my dad's side of the family.My dad died from a massive heart attack in 2009. His mother did in 2004. His dad had one the same year in 2004 but he
You : You have extremely high blood pressure â€“ a hypertensive crisis is often defined by a systolic blood pressure of 180 or higher or a diastolic blood pressure of 120 or higher. Blood pressure this high can damage blood vessels or lead to a stroke. With a blood pressure as high as you have reported, you should seek immediate medical attention. Treatment for blood pressure this high may include hospitalization for treatment with intravenous (IV) medications. I am very concerned that you will not live to be 50 unless you begin to control the risk factors that contribute to your mortality risk â€” smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise and alcohol consumption, if it is excessive. ...Read more
What is my risk of a heart attack? My father died suddenly and I am anxious this will happen at any moment.
Anxiety: May be more of an issue than cardiac risk. Please have your doc check you out and when cleared a clinical psychologist can help w/anxiety management. Please remember than many people who have relatives who died of cardiac disease live long and health lives, i'm one of them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother recently died from a heart attack while having a stroke during dialysis. How could this be?
Can't run, have disc issues, how else to get my heart rate up enough to keep heart/body healthy?! My heart & health good, 130lbs./Female/37
How long will my grandma live if she just had a heart attack and can only use 25% of her heart muscle?
Diet and exercise: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle consisting of a nutritionally balanced diet, regular exercise, a healthy weight, not smoking, reducing and managing stress, and regular check-ups with your primary care provider will provide the best opportunity to avoid a heart attack and cardiac arrest. ...Read more
My friend has 6 stents a pacemaker defibulator and the back of his heart is dead. How can someone live with their heart half dead?
Slowly: The heart is a muscle, and uses electricity to generate the "squeeze" necessary to get blood to the whole body. Stents keep blood flowing to the muscle, and a pacer/defibrillator keeps the electricity on and timed right. When part of the heart is dead, patients are less active. They also may develop congestive heart failure, with fluid backing up into lungs. Pills can help. ...Read more
Micro card heart attack after three times what diseases will be? To my dad three times he has a heart attack in there constantly coughing please answe
I have 30% of my heart left can I donate a kidney to my dad? He's 74 im 53 and have 5 stents in my heart to and hes had 2heart attacks I've had 3
I have a blood clot in my lung and my heart beat hard and fast by me walking from my couch to kitchen is this part of the sypmtom?
My grandmother died of a sudden brain aneurysm at 64. What are the chances that will happen to my mom and i?
My friend have congenital heart disease and is pregnant right now.. How many percent of chances can she survive?
Heart health is important, especially as we age. To prevent multiple heart conditions including but not limited to high blood pressure, heart attacks, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure, small changes in daily habits are necessary. These changes can include eating healthy, exercising, managing stress levels, limiting alcohol and tobacco intake, ...Read more
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