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Is it common for heart attack patients to have personality changes afterwards?

Is it common for heart attack patients to have personality changes afterwards?

Not usually: If you couldn't play the piano before you wont be able to after. Very unusual to have personality changes after heart attack. ...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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What would experts say? Could a heart attack cause a change in personality?

What would experts say? Could a heart attack cause a change in personality?

It can if people : Get depression or ptsd afterwards which is not uncommon as life threatening events affect individuals differently. ...Read more

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I had a heart attack and changed my diet plan no w I am losing to much weight why is that?

I had a heart attack and changed my diet plan  no w I am losing to much weight why is that?

TUMMY: How tall are u and what do u weigh? It is too much weight loss when you go past being able to see where the muscles meet the muscles on your abdomen = clear lines of definition & demarcation. See "wellness protecting numbers" on our www.Thepmc.Org website. Hrs, md, facc. ...Read more

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What are the most important lifestyle changes to make after suffering a heart attack at a young age (diet, exercise etc)?

What are the most important lifestyle changes to make after suffering a heart attack at a young age (diet, exercise etc)?

Life style change: Diet and exercise are important factors to change after a heart attack or stroke, but more importantly, changing the amount of stressors in ones life is more important. Cortisol, the stress hormone can be a big factor in strokes and heart attacks. Lowering cholesterol levels with statins is also important in reducing recurrent heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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Can you see heart attack changes on a 3 lead EKG?

Can you see heart attack changes on a 3 lead EKG?

Well: I'm electrocardiogram there are usually changes that reflect haven't had a heart attack or myocardial infarction. However electrical abnormalities in the conduction system of the heart can't look like a heart attack or infarct. Also some infarcts do not show up on the EKG. Most the time the EKG is abnormal and shows a prior heart attack or while you're having a heart attack itshows the acute changes of a heart attack but it's not 100% ...Read more

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My husband had a heart attack on november 15th 2013. It's like he's a different person. Does a ha change a persons brain?

My husband had a heart attack on november 15th 2013. It's like he's a different person. Does a ha change a persons brain?

It is Possible: The most likely cause would be if he had a period of time during the heart attack when there was a decreased amount amount of oxygen going to his brain. This would occur from a drop in the blood pressure or a clot. This is same a stroke which can affect parts of the brain that control someone's personality. Depression and anxiety are very common after heart attack. ...Read more

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After 2 heart attack and 4 stents, new M.D. changes tartrate to ER Metoprolol, Is this o.k.?

After 2 heart attack and 4 stents, new M.D. changes tartrate to ER Metoprolol, Is this o.k.?

More Convenient: There are 2 types of Metoprolol. Metoprolol Succinate (AKA ER Extended Release) or Metoprolol Tartrate. Metoprolol tartrate half life is shorter. That is why you need bid or 2 times a day. Metoprolol Succinate is just making your life easier. So if you were taking Metoprolol Tartrate 50mg BID these means Metoprolol 100mg of Succinate Once daily ...Read more

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Hi went to dr. Did EKG showed prior heart attack. X-ray showed heart normal size. Have echo scheduled. Dies heart size change with heart attack?

Hi went to dr.  Did EKG  showed prior heart attack.  X-ray showed heart normal size. Have echo scheduled.  Dies heart size change with heart attack?

Heart Damage: Most silent heart attacks (those that one does not know happened) do not cause too much damage to the heart and many people are fine. But, if the heart is not beating correctly or has to work overtime to accomplish it's functions it can get extra growth or hypertrophy. It sounds like the doctor is doing all of the right testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Justin ORourke
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Personality Changes (Definition)

Personality change is a symptom in which a person's personality (the sum of his traits, emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns) has altered. Temporary changes can be due to fatigue, hormonal changes, drug abuse, medication side effects, etc ...Read more


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