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Is it common for heart attack patients to have personality changes afterwards?

Is it common for heart attack patients to have personality changes afterwards?

Not usually: If you couldn't play the piano before you wont be able to after. Very unusual to have personality changes after 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


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Can a heart attack patient drink linden tea?

Can a heart attack patient drink linden tea?

linden tea: I can find no credible scientific evidence of what is in the tea and what it actually does. Given that, prudence dictates not using linden tea. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a heart attack patient?

What are some of the symptoms of a heart attack patient?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read more

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What is a good way for a heart attack patient be transported?

What is a good way for a heart attack patient be transported?

Quickly// variable: Aspirin oxygen by ambulance depending on location of patient, ambulance and hospital with cardiac capabilities supine head up 20 degrees if pulse and BP ok ( to reduce aspiration ) monitor pulse and BP if possible check ekg and call er and send. If way away- car as quickly as possible or meet the ambulance part way. ...Read more

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What are main steps to follow when a patient was affected by an heart attack?

What are main steps to follow when a patient was affected by an heart attack?

Get help: Number one, a heart attack victim has to recognize or even think it is a n attack. If it is ongoing, call 911. Many victims do not call 911 because they will be embarressed if it turns out not to be an attack. If it is chronic chest pain, seek medical care. The symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain or ressure, shortness of breath, pain radiating to bottom of jaw or left arm or right arm. ...Read more

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Does disautonomia or pots patients have a higher risk of any kind of heart attack than the general public?

Does disautonomia or pots patients have a higher risk of any kind of heart attack than the general public?

CVD risk of POTS: 32 F asks: Does disautonomia or pots patients have a higher risk of any kind of heart attack than the general public? ANS: not that I am aware of and have been doing BP problems for 50 years. I would recommend going to PUBMED and search dysautomomia AND POTS and myocardial infarction and see what comes up and they ask you treating physician as knows you best. ...Read more

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Why do paramedics use defibrillators with a heart attack patient?

Fibrillation : Some patients who suffer a heart attack develop deadly heart rhythms called ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. The heart does not contract properly under these conditions and without external defibrillation to shock the heart back into normal the patient would die. ...Read more

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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