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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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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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34 M with perfect echo stress in Jan non smoker no fam his normal cholesterol Chances of heart attack? Always scared and lost interest in life!!

34 M with perfect echo stress in Jan non smoker no fam his normal cholesterol Chances of heart attack? Always scared and lost interest in life!!

Counseling: Your issues appears to mental or behavioral and not organic heart disease. Counseling may help in understanding why you feel the way you do. Depression could be an underlying issue. It would be prudent to see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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37 M with normal echo stress chol and bp. No fam his or smoke. Fear of heart attack scarin me. Mild chest pain sob doc says acid reflux. Hate my life!

37 M with normal echo stress chol and bp. No fam his or smoke. Fear of heart attack scarin me. Mild chest pain sob doc says acid reflux. Hate my life!

The true statement: Of greatest concern is "Hate my life! " You are at relatively low risk without significant risks other than being male. Symptoms are unlikely to be cardiac and it sounds like you have been evaluated. Find a counselor to deal with the real problem not the somatized cardiac symptoms. Your heart is broken but it is not diseased. Get help. Counseling does not mean you are crazy. Love your life again. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it normal to suffer pains in the chest sometimes 3 years after a heart attack?

Can you tell me is it normal to suffer pains in the chest sometimes 3 years after a heart attack?

No: Chest pain can be from the heart, or other causes. After a previous heart attack, you should assume it is from the heart until proven otherwise. Check it out urgently. Today would be good. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a normal nosebleed after a heart attack?

Is it normal to have a normal nosebleed after a heart attack?

Unclear question: Neither a nose bleed nor a heart attack is normal. If you were given an anticoagulant as part of your heart attack treatment that would increase the risk of nose bleed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be tierd after heart attack 2 months ago?

Is it normal to be tierd after heart attack 2 months ago?

Not necessarily: Normal, but not entirely unexpected either. Depends on how your heart was affected. If the heart attack lead to decline in heart function, that could be the cause. If you were started on new medications after the heart attack, they could also be affecting you. I would suggest you see your doctor for a thorough evaluation, and not simply chalk this up to the heart attack. Could be treatable. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heart attack if you are 23 years old?

Is it normal to have a heart attack if you are 23 years old?

No: It is extremely rare for a person in this age group to have a heart attack. One would nearly always expect there to be an underlying problem with severely elevated blood pressure or cholesterol, likely with a strong family history of such problems, or some form of congenital cardiovascular abnormality, if a true heart attack were to occur in a 23 year old. Cocaine use could do it too. ...Read more

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What is the cause of heart attack in a previously normal 65 aged person?

What is the cause of heart attack in a previously normal 65 aged person?

Coronary arteries: Coronary artery disease can be silent until a heart attack occurs and in fact almost half of all patients present with a heart attack as their first symptom of coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Do you know are heart attacks from injury treated the same as normal heart attack?

Do you know are heart attacks from injury treated the same as normal heart attack?

No: One of the mainstays of treatment of heart attacks is the use of clot retractors or medicines to dissolve clots. This is contraindicated in crush injury, GI bleeding, neurosurgery, or bleeding in the head. ...Read more

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My dr told me that my car diagram may show that I had a heart attack but I didn't, is that normal?

My dr told me that my car diagram may show that I had a heart attack but I didn't, is that normal?

It happens: When we look at ekgs we find the signs of heart attack in some people. About 7% or normal population can have asymptomatic heart attacks and unfortunately up to 1/3 in those with dm until the complication occurs. This is by ekg diagnosis. I have to accept I have not seen this correlated well with echo, thallium or even angiogram. ...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?

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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Is it normal to have a normal EKG with a heart attack?

Is it normal to have a normal EKG with a heart attack?

Occurs: It happens al the time, that is why cardiac enzymes are measured in the blood. Subendocardial infarcts which are the most common, may present with normal or near normal electrocardiograms. If at the emergency room when the heart attack occurs, cardiac enzymes may still be normal. It takes 4 hours of myocardial death for troponins to begin rising. Clinical suspicion, infarct syndrome, cardiaccath. ...Read more

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Can a person have a heart attack, but have a normal ekg?

Can a person have a heart attack, but have a normal ekg?

Yes: Especially early in the course of a heart attack the ekg can be normal. Usually some abnormalities become present with time. A heart attack cannot be excluded based on the ekg alone. ...Read more

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Can one get a heart attack even if his 2d echo is normal?

Can one get a heart attack even if his 2d echo is normal?

Muscular function: And ischemia (lack of blood flow) are 2 separate entities...A normal echo cannot predict risk for heart attack. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a heart attack if tmt and echo tests show normal results?

What are the chances of having a heart attack if tmt and echo tests show normal results?

Heart attack: Huge. You need to know if you have inflammation. Inflammation is what causes heart attacks and strokes. Find a doctor trained in the Bale and Doneen Heart Attack, Stroke, and Diabetes Prevention Method. They guarantee you won't have a heart attack or stroke while working with them, or they give you your money back. ...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