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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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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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Can sudden heartburn be a symptom Of a heart attack?

Can sudden heartburn be a symptom
Of a heart attack?

Heart: MI: yes, heartburn and like symptoms can be due to cardiac causes, all inexplicable instances of chest discomfort mandate investigation as to causal mechanism and appropriate intervention. Detailed history as well as examination and judicious testing are needed especially at your age demographic ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of a stroke or heart attack?

Stroke and heart : Stroke is brain injury -- it means loss of function temporarily or permanently and heart attack is heart injury -- the symptoms include chest pain and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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A heart attack or angina? What are the differences in symptoms between a heart attack and angina?

A heart attack or angina? What are the differences in symptoms between a heart attack and angina?

Angina : Angina and heart attack symptoms are both the result of reduced blood flow to heart muscle. Both can result in chest pain, pressure or squeezing that can radiate into the neck, jaw or arm and can be accompanied by other symptoms such as sweating, dizziness, or nausea. There are important differences though. Angina is brought on by exertion and relieved by rest or certain medications, such as nitroglycerin. It is the result of chronic cholesterol buildup in one or more of the coronary arteries, which restricts adequate blood flow to heart muscle during periods of increased activity. Angina usually resolves within 15 minutes of stopping activity or taking nitroglycerin. When someone experiences angina for the first time, or when their angina is provoked more easily this is called unstable angina and requires immediate medical attention. As opposed to angina, heart attacks happen suddenly and the symptoms can be more severe and persist much longer. Heart attacks are a result of a sudden blockage of the coronary blood vessel, typically by a ruptured cholesterol plaque. Heart attack symptoms persist until the blockage resolves, or if it does not resolve, until the heart muscle dies. Not all patients with heart attacks have angina prior. Heart attacks are a medical emergency and always require immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Whats the symptoms of heart attack or clogged artery in heart?

Whats the symptoms of heart attack or clogged artery in heart?

Angina: Chest pain, arm or neck pain, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, shortness of breath ... Although could be subtle ... ...Read more

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Panic attacks with the exact same symptoms of a heart attack, help?

Panic attacks with the exact same symptoms of a heart attack, help?

Get help: You did not provide enough information, do you have a diagnosis of panic attacks? If you are having persistent chest pain you should call 911 or have someone take you to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Could you have a heart attack because of a heart attack?

Could you have a heart attack because of a heart attack?

Yes heart attack: You want to know if a previous heart attack can cause another heart attack. You are correct. Your cardiologist will need to follow you after the first heart attack. Patient who have surgery or stenting of coronary arteries do better with complete revascularization. Those patients that do not are at risk for future heart attacks. Optimizing medications is the following goal. Be well. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival after a small heart attack that causes a cardiac arrest?

What are the chances of survival after a small heart attack that causes a cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: It is the cardiac arrest, not the heart attack that is concerning. The faster a patient receives medical attention during a cardiac arrest and the faster a normal heart rhythm is restored, the more likely the patient will do well. ...Read more

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Artery heart blockage mild,what are the risks of having a heart attack? Thanks

Artery heart blockage mild,what are the risks of having a heart attack? Thanks

About 20% over 10y: If you have ever had a heart attack before, and you are not having major heart symptoms now, then your risk for a heart attack or stroke over the next 10 yrs is about 20%. Taking 40-80 mg of atorvastatin daily would decrease risk to about 10%. Visit my website, http://CardioGauge.com for info about calculating risk for heart attack and stroke. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

Many: Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, arm pain, neck pain, jaw pain and death. Additionally, one may experience no symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

Variable: The classic symptoms of a heart attack are crushing pain in the middle of the chest, sometimes accompanied by sweats, nausea, shortness of breath, & pain radiating into the left jaw or arm. But the most common symptom of heart disease in women is fatigue, and you can have a heart attack with no symptoms whatsoever. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

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 are the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

Be Careful: Symptoms include chest pain of different types, the pain can radiate to the neck, or the back or the arms, bad indigestion can also be a sign, heart palpitation, associated sweating or feeling of doom, associated anxiety, feeling very weak and short of breath. There are other symptoms. If you are having chest pain and worried, call 911 now before it is too late. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

What are the signs of a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

MI cardiac arrest: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myocardial_infarction Sign of cardiac arrest is no pulse and you fall over and look like you're dead. Heart association web site has lots of information ...Read more

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Can symptoms of a heart attack be felt in the face?

Can symptoms of a heart attack be felt in the face?

Possible: Some times heart attacks produce atypical symptoms including radiating pain to the neck and back or arm. In addition, many people experiencing a heart attack will note nausea, sweating, flushing and other symptoms that may be felt "in the face.". ...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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How much time between signs of a heart attack and the heart attack?

Heart attack: Warning symptoms of heart attack can be none or can occur witha variable time frame, usually chest discomfort coming with less and less exertion. ...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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more