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Support Group For Family Of Heart Attack Patients
What are the medical procedures used on a patient having a heart attack. Are there any preventive measures used to ease the pain of this attack?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If patient has possible heart attack symptoms - what tests are done in the ER and how long before results?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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