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Personality Change After Heart Attack
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Is it possible to have a heart attack with completely normal ekg? What changes are looked for besides s-t segment & t wave?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes...but: Congratulations as many people do not survive their first mi. Lifestyle modification (diet, exercise, tobacco cessation) and adherence to medications are vital to your longevity as well as having a cardiologist to partner with in your health journey. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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