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Recovery From Mild Heart Attack
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
Concerned about my outlook. Ef of 15 in march, now 50. No heart attack, cath clear. Is this improvement positive and a good sign for recovery?
I am 72 years old and had a heart attack in the recovery room six years ago after surgery. Am I now considered high risk for any further surgery?
Friend had a massive heart attack- no cpr for at least a few minutes- has kidney problems and infection- getting a trachea- survival? Full recovery?
Is it possible to die from cardiac heart attack after full recovery from anorexia? I had anorexia for 6 years and now get sudden jabbing chest pains?
UNLIKELY: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), lung diseases, and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. sounds like you should see your doctor and sort this out. ...Read more
Knowing meth, cocaine, heroine ect are a danger to the heart.. Is it possible to get a heart attack, stroke, or infarct later during recovery? If so, why
Yes: If you injected the drug under unsanitary conditions and bacteria settled on your heart valves and colonized there you could send septic emboli to different parts of your body, especially your brain. Archneur.Jamanetwork.Com/article.Aspx?Articleid=1151759 multiple septic brain emboli in infectious endocarditis. ... Cardiac ultrasonography showed mitral valve vegetations consistent with infective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 70 yr old father who has a heart attack 2 yrs ago just had knee surgery hours earlier. Should he be on a blood thinner? Also is recovery worse??
Maybe: There are several variables to consider and probably the physician in charge has already made the decision. Feel free to ask. We cannot give the right answer here, and it may be a judgement call. ...Read more
My husband is only 22 and already suffered a mild heart attack! how can he best avoid that from happening again?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 37 years old thought perfect health atleast I thought and I had a mild heart attack. Is my life over as I know it. I was prescribed 6 different med?
No.: It just means looking after yourself more and visiting a doctor more often. Depending on any blockages, you may need surgery to help get oxygen to the heart. If you smoke, you absolutely must stop. Staying active, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating right are all important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?
My brother have a mild Heart Attack this past year. His specialist said to him. That my his heart has a small tear. How dangerous is?
Clarify: That would be an unusual observation. Plaque, plaque dissection, disruption, clotting would be more common comments. Obstruction of the coronary artery is the usual cause of a heart attack. Survival is GOOD! Knowing current functional status, and modifying life factors are important. Stop smoking, EXERCIZE, weight control. ...Read more
After a short jog I had mild discomfort/pain specifically on the left side of my chest. I know it wasn't a heart attack, but is that normal?
How does one know?: Some people have those exact symptoms are are having angina, which can be chest pain due to not enough blood flow to the heart. It could be one's guardian angel telling him to get checked out (meaning calling one's primary care doctor now to see how urgent the problem is). It might not be the heart, or it could be fatal next time one goes jogging. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more
If someone has experienced a mild heart attack, what symptoms would they notice when attempting an aerobically intense activity such as jogging?
Get cleared and be a: If you think you may have suffered a mild heart attack by all means get examined and make sure you are not at risk for a bigger one or that something can't be done to save further muscle that might be at risk. Once cleared you should start a gradual resumption of aerobic exercise and coordinate with a cardiac rehab specialist in your area. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I recently had a mild heart attack, and haven't been feeling well since. What kind of questions should I ask my cardioligist when i see her wednesday?
Heart attack recover: A heart attack is like a bruise. It takes time to heal. Ask about the chance of recurrence (based on your family history, blood pressure etc). How safe is it to exercise again? What side effects should you watch for regarding your medications? When (if applicable) should you have any cardiac rechecks? Should you have Nitroglycerin at home if recurs? Do you have pad? (periph art dz) ; how to treat? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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