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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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Does viagra (sildenafil) and nitrates lowering blood pressure cause heart attack and stroke? How?

Does viagra (sildenafil) and nitrates lowering blood pressure cause heart attack and stroke? How?

Yes it can: It has been reported that viagra (sildenafil) has caused heart attack in many younger men more so who were taking nitrites as well this was reported to fda in 2000due to post marketing adverse event report. In analysis of 1473 major adverse event reported 522 people died, most from cardiovascular causes, two third deaths happened 4to5hors after taking viagra (sildenafil).Majority of patients were less than 65 years age. ...Read more

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Does daily use of pde-5 inhibitors like viagra and levitra (vardenafil) is a risk for a male to be subjected to heart attack or stroke or sudden death?Help me please

Does daily use of pde-5 inhibitors like viagra and levitra (vardenafil) is a risk for a male to be subjected to heart attack or stroke or sudden death?Help me please

Ck for: Underlying heart disease! if all negative, slow dow usage. Long life can follow 37 years- life of moderation usually a long happy one. ...Read more

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If someone is on viagra (sildenafil) they cannot take nitroglycerin. So what would be given in an ambulance to a heart attack patient who regularly takes viagra (sildenafil)?

If someone is on viagra (sildenafil) they cannot take nitroglycerin. So what would be given in an ambulance to a heart attack patient who regularly takes viagra (sildenafil)?

No easy answer: Based on BP and how frequent the patient is monitored and how active the chest pain. The key is drop in BP and that may cause more harm, Also viagra (sildenafil) has a short half-life, so if the patient took if many hours prior, and has a stable BP, NTG is an option, and then there is a hypertensive patient, NTG may be beneficial to get the BP down and decrease workload. ...Read more

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I was reading on internet that viagara is the house of heart attack in few ppls I don't have any heart problem can I take half pill of 25 mg to start?

I was reading on internet that viagara is the house of heart attack in few ppls I don't have any heart problem can I take half pill of 25 mg to start?

Here are some...: Known to us and common sense, nothing is free and no drug is free of adverse side effects on certain people, which are unpredictable by any medical professionals; so, always use a drug with care and responsibility. The only surest way to avoid adverse effect from a drug is not use it. But most initial question is why you need to use a Viagra (sildenafil) or just to push your reasonable sex ability beyond limit ...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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Can stress cause a heart attack in a teenager?

Can stress cause a heart attack in a teenager?

Squeeze don't pull: This is of course a matter of degree. How much are you squeezing? Normal sexually intermittent squeezing is unlikely to produce any long term effects. However 24x7 pulling and squeezing will likely cause enough tissue expansion to cause long term ptosis. ...Read more

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Does a really fast heart rate cause a heart attack?

Does a really fast heart rate cause a heart attack?

Not usual but it can: The fast heart beat which is generated by the lower heart chambers(ventricular tachycardia) can reduce the blood volume generated by the heart and if the subject has low preserve (some narrowing of the coronary arteries or decreased heart function) can cause ischemia t the heart. ...Read more

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What could cause a heart attack in a pre-teen child?

What could cause a heart attack in a pre-teen child?

Several disorders: Kawasaki's disease and coronary vasospasm should be considered. Children with a hypercoagulable disorder and an intracardiac shunt (such as an atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale) should be considered. Lastly, congenital heart defects that affect the coronary arteries may cause an early heart attack. ...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


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Sildenafil (Definition)

Sildenafil is an erectile stimulator which is a ...Read more