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Treatment After Heart Attack
Need docs answers! what factors affect doctors' decisions on which treatment is best after a heart attack?
Lots of things: The coronary anatomy (the vessels, the size, the blockages - number, severity, location), pumping function of the heart, symptoms, age, general condition, other medical problems that might affect the risk of different treatments. All these things figure into the docs' recommendations. ...Read more
First get to: A hospital via paramedics. Second take an Aspirin if you have one available. Please chew it. Once you get admitted depending on the presentation you will get either medicaly managed to start or you will be taken to the cath lab where you will have an angiogram and possibly placement of stents or angioplasty. Once this is done the treatment once again entails medical management. ...Read more
Timing: There are many ways and there are indicated ones depending on timing and findings. Heart attack is usually due to small clots in areas where there is clogging of the blood vessels, can rarely be due to spasm of the vessels (as in drugs). Treatment is dependent on opening up of the area by dissolution of the clot or opening up of the vessels i.e., reversing the cause. ...Read more
Is it POSSIBLE to live a long life after a silent heart attack that did not get treatment at the time?
On the internet: The most important thing you must do is to never have another cigarette. Starting today. Second not one of us is able to give you any accurate advice without all of your test results and vital signs and physical exam . You are asking for guessing or generalities. You can live well but you must start that today. Stop smoking. Now. ...Read more
Diagnosis: We talk about CPK or troponins cardiac cellular enzymes releases from damaged heart muscle cells that can be detected in blood tests in the er. ...Read more
Very important: Beta blockers have been shown to keep the heart beating efficiently and effectively, and several studies have shown improved outcomes. There are many different beta blockers available, so a person should discuss with their doctor a balance between effectiveness, side-effects, and cost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would be the most impportant range of treatment for chd, angina/heart attack. Medication or surgery?
Depends: Angina and heart attack is from coronary obstruction and depending on vessels involved, and other risk factors, surgery can be amazing and durable. Some respond to medicine, and some are suitable for percutaneous. Your surgeon and cardiologist will discuss risks and benefits and options. For valvular heart diseases, surgery also has a long and trusted approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No proof that bad gums actually cause heart disease or strokes. Also claims that dental treatment may prevent heart attack or strokes are unwarranted.?
Occur together: As opposed to gum disease causing heart disease. They are both inflammatory diseased that can occur at the same time. Having severe periodontal disease could be an indicator that you are susceptable to inflammatory diseases. All these disease states need to be checked and controlled. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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