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Do people with weakened immune systems from heart attacks have a higher risk of getting cancer?

Do people with weakened immune systems from heart attacks have a higher risk of getting cancer?

No: Weakened immune systems in genera lhave little to do with heart attacks which result from decreased blood flow thru the coronary vessels. Such patients do not have an increased incideence of malignancy. Patients on certain chemotherapy due to impaired immunity do have a higher incidece of leukemia secondary to the leukemic virus. Other tumors also due to exogenious exposure to known viruses. ...Read more

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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How does a heart attack affect your circulatory system?

How does a heart attack affect your circulatory system?

Heart attack : Heart attack may not affect circulation at all. Or it may cause shock, or slower heart failure. It can stop circulation and cause death. All depends on the size and location of heart attack. ...Read more

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Went to doc for heart attack systems 2weeks ago ekg and blood work good but still have the systems and I'm worried it could be my heart can it. Help?

Went to doc for heart attack systems 2weeks ago ekg and blood work good but still have the systems and I'm worried it could be my heart can it. Help?

Get more testing: If you're still suffering from symptoms eg angina or chest pain, then go see your FamilyDoc & Cardiologist for further testing. Check out http://www.medicinenet.com/heart_attack__symptoms_and_early_warning_signs/views.htm, http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/WarningSignsofaHeartAttack/Heart-Attack-Symptoms-in-Women_UCM_436448_Article.jsp & http://goo.gl/C3GkZL. Anxiety can do this ...Read more

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What is heart attack?

What is heart attack?

It is a layman's: term for Myocardial Infarction. It is caused by a blockage of a coronary artery resulting in injury to the cardiac muscle distal to the obstruction. It is also a slang term to imply a surprising event. "Her purple hair gave me a heart attack!" ...Read more

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Define a heart attack?

Define a heart attack?

See below: A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies. The medical term for this is myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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Heart attack sysmtoms?

Heart attack sysmtoms?

You can have a: Heart attack without a symptom especially with diabetes, but typically chest and/or left arm pain, sweating, weakness, fainting. ...Read more

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Symptons heart attack?

Chest pain: Anterior sub sternal crushing pain worst ever with radiation to neck(angina) and frequently left arm occasionally to the upper abdomen and back however, it is quite variable. ...Read more

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Is heart attack painful?

Is heart attack painful?

Often yes: It can be painless in about 25% of cases (50% in people with diabetes) but the more typical presentation is with discomfort which can become quite painful for some. ...Read more

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Symptom of heart attack?

Symptom of heart attack?

Lots of things: Chest pain, with or without radiation to the arms, back, shoulders or jaw, sweating, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure and shortness of breath tend to be the most common. ...Read more

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How to stop a heart attack?

How to stop a heart attack?

Revascularization: The only way to stop a myocardial infarction is to re open the obstructed or nearly obstructed coronary artery. That is why if the coronary artery can be reopened within minutes after the obstruction the early and long term survival is improved. ...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