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Silent Heart Attack Prognosis
My ef is up from 15 in march 2013 to 50 currently. Diet, meds exercise main treatments. No heart attack, cath clear. Is this a good prognosis?
EF: An increase in ef with treatment bodes well but few of us would recommend discontinuing treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 56 year old mom had heart attack, LAD was totally occluded, they put a bare metal stent in what is the outcome and her prognosis?
Boyfriend is in congestive heart failure, heart functioning at 5%, pumping fluid off organs now, too weak to survive heart attack/stroke. Prognosis?
Limited: One needs full details to be sure, but the pattern is gloomy. ...Read more
What is the sensitivity of EKGs, echocardiograms, and cardiac MRIs for detecting previous heart attacks? Would a normal echocardiogram signal good prognosis in the event of a previous heart attack?
Very good: Cardiac MRI is the best test for detecting a previous heart attack. An echocardiogram is probably next, followed closely by ECG. All of these tests should be pretty good at picking up a MAJOR previous heart attack. A normal echocardiogram after a heart attack is indeed an excellent prognostic marker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My Dad: heart attack 2.5 yrs ago
LBBB AS inoperable, 90% blockage in 3 valves 87yrs old
Now severe cough when eating, makes him shake. Prognosis?
Dad 85 CAD etc: Sorry to hear about your Dad's problems. Only his physician can give an estimate of his long term prognosis. The issues he suffers from run in families and thus in your family tree. You cannot change your family history but you do not have to repeat it. Learn to feed the roots of your family tree to avoid getting his problems. I would consult with your Dr to see how to hand other factors in you. ...Read more
Heart attack: The usual heart attack has severe chest pain and gets the patient's attention real well. Some people have a heart attack and don't know it. We usually find this during testing. When we find evidence of a heart attack that had no symptoms, that's called a 'silent' heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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