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Symptoms Of Heart Attack In Men Over 50
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
Yes they can differ : If its a question then get evaluated. ...Read more
The same: Anything between the belly button-mouth, front or back, including neck, shoulders, and arms + belching, "indigestion", sweating, ache/pressure including et cetera can be heart disease in the young or older patient. In diabetics and hypertensive heart symptoms can be "the flu", unusual fatigue, or nothing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suffered heart attack in 2006. Was 28. Stent in artery. Lost 15% of heart muscle. What is the average life span of a stent?
31 yo female. Recent stress test, echo, holter done because of pots.bp 110/65. Cholesterol slightly high.Chances of heart attack in the next 10 years?
Unfortunately it is: not that easy to predict with just the information provided. Need to know life style, family history etc. I would recommend you ask your health care provider who obviously knows you best. Just as a general rule of thumb your odds are very low in the next 10 years as a young women with a normal stress test but that doesn't mean you shouldn't make appropriate life style choices now. ...Read more
Is lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 blood test better predictor of heart disease, heart attacks and stokes than myeloperoxidase (mpo) in men?
No, Different Issues: Mpo tends to reflect more active/prone to rupture vulnerable plaque activity, whereas lpla2 a protein on LDL particles which correlates with ?ed atherogenicity. Keep in mind artery ds typically begins age 7, ; earlier. Measured ldl, large hdl, hba1c ; BP are bigger issues. Many other biomarkers, like the ones you mentioned, also involved ; less important. Illusions of high tech often marketed. ...Read more
One in 3 people with normal range chloresterol levels will still die of a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, right?
Can you tell me the chances of diseases of the heart (heart attack, stroke, blockage etc.) for a man in his forties ?
Can a severe panic attack elevate troponin levels (0.12) in an otherwise healthy 34 year old male with no personal/family history of heart disease?
Yes, it can.: Hi, thanks for the question. There are many different situations that can place enough stress on the heart to elevate troponins in the blood, including panic attacks and emotional stress. I would suggest you visit your doctor for an EKG and to schedule a stress test to help evaluate the vessels that supply your heart with blood. And if you experience chest pain, don't hesitate to go to your ER! ...Read more
Low blood pressure, lack of urination, no appetite, heart flutters and pounds at times, tingling in left arm, low heart rate, 4 lead EKG showed fine?
Many issues: You mention several symptoms. Some, all, or none of them may be related. With regard to heart "flutters, " "pounds, " and "low heart rate, " you should do a 30-day heart monitor so that your symptoms can be correlated to your heart rhythm. A "normal" ekg is not helpful if you were not having symptoms at the moment it was taken. Other symptoms can be investigated after heart is sorted out. ...Read more
I'm 18 severe anxiety for many years - rapid heart beat, palpitations etc. No family history, healthy weight. What my chances of heart attack/ disease?
Very very low.: At 18, in the absence of other diagnosed heart conditions or significant family history... your chances are currently very, very low. Though anxiety is a crippling condition and can cause feelings of physical problems, you are at a very low risk of any heart issues. Don't let that compound your anxiety, but I would endorse you to get seen by a mental health professional for the anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atypical: Heart attacks are very rare in children, but can occur if a child is born with abnormal coronary arteries, has extraordinarily high cholesterol or contracts certain diseases (eg: kawasaki disease). The most common cause is Cocaine abuse. Small children may complain of stomach pain and shortness of breath. Older children and teens may have "classic" crushing chest, neck or arm pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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