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Aren't these the signs of a heart attack or stroke?

Aren't these the signs of a heart attack or stroke?

Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia both have some common risk! smoking obesity high blood pressure diabetes hyperlipemia prevention is best acute care is an emergency. Call 911, take an Aspirin and go to er. ...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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What are the first signs for heart attack or stroke?

What are the first signs for heart attack or stroke?

Heart attack/ Stroke: Heart attack: heaviness upon the anterior chest making pt sweat and pale radiating towards the left arm and or neck or jaw very intense for more that 30 minutes. Stroke: sudden incapacity of talking or significant difficulty to move one arm or one leg or half of the body , paralysis of one arm, leg or face. Many other signs could happen. ...Read more

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I have prehypertension. BP is 135/85. Both my parents have hypertension. Scared I'm going to have heart attack or stroke young. 19 y/o female. Help?

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I have prehypertension. BP is 135/85. Both my parents have hypertension. Scared I'm going to have heart attack or stroke young. 19 y/o female. Help?

BP: Your blood pressure is not that high, plus, genetics is not enough reason to get it, as long as you control the other factors (diet, weight, life styles, regular exercises) & have regular annual checkups by your PCP. ...Read more

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What the difference between my anxiety symptoms and angina? The left side of my body goes numb after eating. I've been examined in the ER and the doctors said I have no signs of heart attack, stroke, or cancer. I didn't notice I was depressed. Could I be

What the difference between my anxiety symptoms and angina? The left side of my body goes numb after eating. I've been examined in the ER and the doctors said I have no signs of heart attack, stroke, or cancer. I didn't notice I was depressed. Could I be

When it happens: Angina means heart pain which is much much more likely to occur in older people and during physical exertion while panic attacks are often random, or due to some specific trigger such as supermarket/closed space likely elevator etc...During a panic attack, the symptoms are quite like angina. Being 24 and had work-up without cardiac involvement, panic is likely. Consult doc for treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a stroke or light heart attack?

What are the signs of a stroke or light heart attack?

Very different: A stroke usually will cause slurred speech or a weakness in an arm or leg. A heart attack usually causes chest pain & shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the of the warning signs of stroke or heart attack ?

Can you please discuss the of the warning signs of stroke or heart attack ?

Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia both have some common risk! smoking obesity high blood pressure diabetes hyperlipemia prevention is best acute care is an emergency. Call 911, take an Aspirin and go to er. ...Read more

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What are the signs that someone might be having a heart attack, stroke, seizure, or is fainting. What is the appropriate response?

What are the signs that someone might be having a heart attack, stroke, seizure, or is fainting. What is the appropriate response?

Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia both have some common risk! smoking obesity high blood pressure diabetes hyperlipemia prevention is best acute care is an emergency. Call 911, take an Aspirin and go to er. ...Read more

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What's the prognosis for a female, hypertensive person with esrd, who had two strokes and heart attack?

What's the prognosis for a female, hypertensive person with esrd, who had two strokes and heart attack?

Not very good: Too many variables. Depending on how much she has been disabled from the strokes etc, if she is on dialysis and the blood pressure is now controlled, she can have a relatively decent life for a few years, especially if she is younger. It is imperative that she follows through with her doctors' visits and recommendations, otherwise disaster is looming. If she is quite disabled - comfort care? ...Read more

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Lately my left arm elbow been twitching i thibk its a vain I am 32 male 57 145 pounds this a sign of a heart attack or a stroke coming soon?

Lately my left arm elbow been twitching i thibk its a vain I am 32 male 57 145 pounds this a sign of a heart attack or a stroke coming soon?

Not a heart symptom: What you describe is not a symptom of a heart attack or stroke, but sounds like an irritable nerve or muscle. Veins Don't twitch. Have your physician examine you and refer you to an appropriate specialist if he/she deems it advisable. ...Read more

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Is intermittent tingling on two fingers and a pressure feeling on the tip of thumb on my left hand a sign of impending stroke or heart attack?

Is intermittent tingling on two fingers and a pressure feeling on the tip of thumb on my left hand a sign of impending stroke or heart attack?

Tingling: This is more than likely due to something in your neck irritating a sensory part of the nerve usually c6 or c7. If you are concerned about it you should see your family doctor. Signs of a stroke are usually more pronounced ie, facial weakness, arm weakness, speech disturbance, visual changes.. ...Read more

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What causes a massive heart attack or stroke?

What causes a massive heart attack or stroke?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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What age can u have a heart attack or stroke?

What age can u have a heart attack or stroke?

Any, technically: Both heart attacks and strokes can occur at any age, from many different causes. Both involve disrupting the blood flow to the heart muscle and brain tissue, which can be caused by things like blood clots, medications/drugs, spasm of blood vessels or even air in the bloodstream. ...Read more

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How do I know if I had a heart attack or stroke?

How do I know if I had a heart attack or stroke?

Classic: Classic symptoms of heart attack - pressure in the chest, difficulty breathing, cold sweats, pain the jaw and left arm. Most commonly stroke will present with weakness or paralysis one side of the body, sometimes with difficulty in speaking. Person having this symptoms should call 911. Range of the symptoms can be very large. This happens usually in older individual. ...Read more

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How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

Very often.: In western industrialized societies, diet is possibly the most important risk factor for developing coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease (affecting the brain circulation). ...Read more

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Is a heart attack or stroke a real possibility for teenagers?

Is a heart attack or stroke a real possibility for teenagers?

Teen: Not typically but there are certain diagnoses and drugs that can increase the likelihood of these things happening. ...Read more

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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