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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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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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


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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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more