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Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...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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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?

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?

Type of stent: It depends upon the size of stent. Large stents stay open better than smaller ones. Typically for bare metals stents the renarrowing rate is between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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What is a silent heart attack or mi?

What is a silent heart attack or mi?

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 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


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