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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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What are the three major causes of heart attack?

What are the three major causes of heart attack?

Many: There are modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for coronary heart disease (cad). Diabetes, smoking and high cholesterol are probably the highest predictors. ...Read more

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What is the physiological cause of a heart attack?

What is the physiological cause of a heart attack?

Supply & demand: In simple terms, it is a mismatch between the supply of oxygen and nutrients to heart muscle and the needs/demands of the heart muscle. In effect, heart muscle suffocates. This can be caused by narrowed or blocked vessels (coronary arteries) limiting blood flow. Stress tests on treadmill increases work of heart and determine if you can increase supply to match demand. ...Read more

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How might you accidentally cause a heart attack in a person?

How might you accidentally cause a heart attack in a person?

You probably can't: Keep feeding them a diet high in cholesterol, buy them cigarettes, don't encourage exercise, ignore their diabetes, and keep them away from their family doctor and you may accidentally cause more than just a heat attack. :-). ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are the causes for a heart attack?

Risk for CAD: Here are the risks: positive family history, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure (over 140/90), smoker, male, diabetes, lots of stress, and no exercise. You get a heart attack when there is a blockage of any of the arteries serving the heart. ...Read more

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What is the cause of heart attack in a previously normal 65 aged person?

What is the cause of  heart attack in a previously normal 65 aged person?

Coronary arteries: Coronary artery disease can be silent until a heart attack occurs and in fact almost half of all patients present with a heart attack as their first symptom of coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the possible causes for heart attack..?

Doctors, what are the possible causes for heart attack..?

Blocked artery: The coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle itself. Any factor that decreases this flow may cause insufficient blood an oxygen to the heart muscle and it bcomes ischemic ( low oxygen it starts to ache and will die if unchanged) things that decrease flow, plawue, cholesterol, calcium deposit that ruptures into the vessel to name a few. ...Read more

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Can motrin cause a heart attack?

Can motrin cause a heart attack?

Possibly: All nsaids, like motrin, do have slight risk for heart disease. It is due to the fact that they target specific inflammatory chemicals in the body. It's not a huge risk, but it's also not zero. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a silent heart attack?

Can anxiety cause a silent heart attack?

Yes: Yes, severe anxiety can cause a silent heart attack, especially if you have neuropathy due to diabetes or if you are distracted by other pains or are taking pain medications. ...Read more

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Can flavored vodka cause a heart attack?

Can flavored vodka cause a heart attack?

No: Alcohol does not cause heart attacks but smoking with alcohol does by the way, flavored vodka can make you quite sick for the whole next day. That is probably why the live expectancy in russia is very low with men's average at 59 years. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

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