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Can heart attack signs persist for days before an actual heart attack?

Can heart attack signs persist for days before an actual heart attack?

Yes: I think u mean symptoms. A ht atak occurs wen a partial block starts to hemorrhage and shuts down the artery completely.This -> the onset of severe persistent chest Sx.Some times the hemorrhagic block is partial and then complete and then partial again. If this occurs the Sx may wax & wane, a so called stuttering ht attack.Such waxing and waning Sx must not b ignored. Seek med help ASAP.Gd luck. ...Read more

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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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Is angina usual after a heart attack?

Is angina usual after a heart attack?

See doctor: Angina would mean there is heart muscle which is still getting poor blood flow. This maybe from an area which can not be treated with a stent or surgery. But it could also be an area which can be treated. Only your cardiologist can help you figure that out. Go see him/her. ...Read more

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Does accutane put you at risk for heart disease heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest?

Does accutane put you at risk for heart disease heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest?

No: Main side effect= very dry skin, especially lips. Headaches more likely if taking pills with Vit. A. Side effects gone 1 week after last pill. MUST avoid pregnancy while on it. ...Read more

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Atrial fibrillation... What type of pain occurs before and during heart attack or stroke?

Atrial fibrillation... What type of pain occurs before and during heart attack or stroke?

Heart: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation. Angina= neck pain or "feeling" impending doom! anxiety shortness of breath diaphoresis ='sweaty clammy nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. ...Read more

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How to improve my heart condition after heart attack of 14 months ago.

How to improve my heart condition after heart attack of 14 months ago.

Heart Attack: You should continue taking your heart medications, exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet (low salt/carb/cholestrol). Continue to modify your risk factors such as high blood pressure, cholesterol etc. ...Read more

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Does heart failure always happen after a heart attack? What are the symptoms of heart failure and does heart attacks always lead to heart failure?

Does heart failure always happen after a heart attack? What are the symptoms of heart failure and does heart attacks always lead to heart failure?

Heart : Heart failure can cause shortness of breath, which may worsen with activity or when lying down or sleeping. Heart failure can also cause chest pain, fatigue, exercise intolerance, swelling of the legs, abdominal fullness, loss of appetite, weight gain, or heart palpitations. The symptoms are related to water retention and decreased ability for the heart to maintain adequate blood flow to the body's vital organs. Heart attacks are the most common cause of heart failure, but they do not always lead to heart failure. In the modern era, there are several ways to treat heart attacks which minimize the risk of developing heart failure later. If you have had a heart attack, it is crucial to improve your risk factors to help prevent more heart attacks or the development of heart failure. This means eating healthy, exercising, not smoking tobacco, and controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol. ...Read more

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How is a heart attack and cardiac arrest different?

How is a heart attack and cardiac arrest different?

See below: Heart attack only means that there is area of the heart deprived of blood flow and the muscles supplied by the involved blood vessel die. Cardiac arrest means the heart stops beating the person has a sudden death and has to be resuscitated. ...Read more

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What condition is worse: a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

What condition is worse: a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: A heart attack means damage to heart muscle usually from a blocked coronary artery while cardiac arrest means the heart beat has stopped altogether. Either can be fatal. ...Read more

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Tell me heart attack risk factors and coronary heart disease symptoms?

Tell me heart attack risk factors and coronary heart disease symptoms?

Google it: Rf: smoking, obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history etc. Symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations etc. You really will get much more on the internet than i can give you in this box, this is a huge topic! ...Read more

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Can I get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Can I get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Frought with danger: Acute use of ecstasy can lead to anxiety, paranoia, irritabilty. Too much ecstasy can cause heart attack, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, be toxic to the heart, angina pectoris & destruction of blood vessels just to mention a few things. Use of ectasy is frought with danger and can lead to death. ...Read more

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What distinguishes a heart attack from heart failure?

What distinguishes a heart attack from heart failure?

Different conditions: A heart attack is an occlusion of a coronary artery that leads to no blood supply to part of the heart muscle which can lead to permanent heart damage. This can lead to heart failure which is a drop in the pumping action of the heart leading to shortness of breath, leg swelling , fatigue. This can also be caused by valvular heart disease. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain and rapid heart rate during a panic attack?

What causes chest pain and rapid heart rate during a panic attack?

Panic: You are flooded with adrenaline, which would normally occur in fight or flight stress responses, when you are faced with life or death emergencies. This activates nerves supplying muscles in heart and elsewhere. If the heart muscles blood supply is compromised, pain or even angina can occur. But initially, the lactate from metabolism of glycogen as an energy supply can cause muscle pain. ...Read more

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Can I get coronary artery disease after a heart transplant?

Can I get coronary artery disease after a heart transplant?

Yes: Yes, you can develop CAD after a heart transplant but the reasons are usually different. You'll probably be committed to a fairly healthy lifestyle after a heart transplant so the CAD isn't of the typical kind: i.e. Related to high cholesterol, high blood pressure, lifestyle, etc. It develops due to a chronic rejection by your immune system against the transplanted heart. ...Read more

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How long one can live after a massive heart attack with a cardiac arrest?

How long one can live after a massive heart attack with a cardiac arrest?

Life: Many many years with expert evaluation and follow up. Very important is the follow up with your md. ...Read more

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Does scar tissue developed after heart attack can lead to heart failure?

Does scar tissue developed after heart attack can lead to heart failure?

Yes: The area that is scarred does not work and help in the pumping and the heart gets weaker. The scarred tissue also impedes the contraction and makes the pumping even weaker, and it does not conduct electrical current like the normal muscles. The weaker heart, puts out less blood that goes in the heart, hence, the heart failure. ...Read more

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How do a heart attack and cardiac arrest differ?

How do a heart attack and cardiac arrest differ?

Overlap sometimes: Asystole is no beat at all. Flaccid still heart. Cardiac arrest : includes that and ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia, which are ineffective rhythyms and no pulse. These can happen with a heart attack which is death of some portion of the heart muscle. ...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