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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

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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Doctors, what are the causes for a heart attack?

Doctors, what are the causes for a heart attack?

Multiple: High cholesterol is most common developing a clot in a coronary artery calcium in the artery wall breaking off into the vessel embolism to the artery cocaine abuse causing spasm potent stimulators for weight loss genetics these are common causes there may be new evidence diet soda. ...Read more

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What are the causes of heart attacks to happen?

What are the causes of heart attacks to happen?

Heart attacks: Are caused by the rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque in a coronary artery. This can be triggered by increased pulse pressure in that artery. We don't understand all the triggers however. ...Read more

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What are the first signs for heart attack or stroke?

What are the first signs for heart attack or stroke?

Heart attack/ Stroke: Heart attack: heaviness upon the anterior chest making pt sweat and pale radiating towards the left arm and or neck or jaw very intense for more that 30 minutes. Stroke: sudden incapacity of talking or significant difficulty to move one arm or one leg or half of the body , paralysis of one arm, leg or face. Many other signs could happen. ...Read more

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What are the signs for women about heart attacks?

What are the signs for women about heart attacks?

Nausea, fatigue.: I would add to the shortness of breath that nausea and fatigue are some symptoms of heart attack described in women... Bottom line is that heart attacks symptoms in women are not always the "crushing chest pain" types, and that if you have any risk factors - especially diabetes, high blood pressure or strong family history - and are above the age of 40, you should be especially cautious. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for heart attack and diabetes?

What are the symptoms for heart attack and diabetes?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read more

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What are the causes of heart attacks?

What are the causes of heart attacks?

Heart attack: Classic heart attack has a coronary artery plaque rupture. A clot forms at this spot which obstructs the artery. The downstream muscle gets ischemic then dies. This is the pathophysiologies. What causes the plaque rupture is variable. ...Read more

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What are the exercises for heart attack survivor?

What are the exercises for heart attack survivor?

The patient should: Enter a rehabilitation program set up by the cardiology program at his hospital. It is a customized program of education and excercises. Designed to help the patient recover from a heart attack or a revascularization procedure. Include nutritutional and emotional counseling, exercise program, lifestyle changes support, etc. The program will increase patient chances of survival. ...Read more

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Are heart attacks in teens possible? What is the main cause?

Are heart attacks in teens possible? What is the main cause?

Yes: However, if one occur it is usually due to an underlying cardiac problem, not the cholesterol and plaque build up that we get as we get older. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for coronary heart disease?

What are the treatments for coronary heart disease?

Numerous: Treatment depends on the extent of the problem. Exercise and a low cholesterol diet may have a role in prevention of cad. If CAD is present, low dose Aspirin (81 mg daily) can reduce risk of heart attack 50%. Cholesterol meds (statins) also lower risk 20-30%. If it is symptomatic (angina) medicines such as nitroglycerin, beta-blockers, and sometimes calcium channel blockers can be used. ...Read more

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What are the signs for having a heart palputations?

What are the signs for having a heart palputations?

Palpitations: Palpitation is a vague subjective term used when people feels the heart is going too fast in their chest. May be normal or abnormal. It may be caused by caffeine, stimulants, medicines, bleeding, dehydration, real arrhythmias or diseases of the heart, fever, but it's very common in panic attacks or anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the causes of heart palpitations and can they lead to a heart attack?

What are the causes of heart palpitations and can they lead to a heart attack?

Many: Heart palpitations can be caused by structural heart disease, ischemia (occluded coronary vessels), electrolyte imbalances, drugs - pharmacologic and recreational, and many other things. Depending on what exactly the palpitations are and how severe, some can definitely lead to a heart attack. ...Read more

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What are the causes of heart attack?

What are the causes of 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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What are the causes of PVC besides heart issues?

What are the causes of PVC besides heart issues?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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What are the signs and heart attack symptoms for women?

What are the signs and heart attack symptoms for women?

It could be varied: But can include chest pain, or radiation of pain to the jaw, neck, or arm, shortness of breath, or exertional shortness of breath, or sweats. Sometimes, people have atypical symptoms, such as discomfort in the abdomen. You might have nausea. Sometimes, it can be fatigue but this is pretty atypical. Keep in mind your risk factors. If you have them, be proactive and be tested... Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart attacks and strokes, what is the main cause?

What do you advise for heart attacks and strokes, what is the main cause?

Stroke causes: Stroke and heart attacks share common risk factors (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, genetic factors.Regardless of type of stroke or heart attack, control of risk factors is very important (blood pressure control, normalization of cholesterol, healthy diet). ...Read more

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What are the things to do for heart failure?

What are the things to do for heart failure?

Reverse/Optimize CHF: drivers: (a) lipoproteins (get LDL <700 nmol/L, possibly <400, & Large-HDL >9 ?mol/L) (Chol wrong issue, LDL-C not measured from blood & poor correlation), (b) blood glucose HbA1c <5.0%, (c) resting sitting Systolic BP <120 mmHg, & titrate up Aceon (perindopril) (if BP Hi), AltAce (if BP Low) + Carvedilol as far as tolerated (too much; too fast can make feel worse, short-term) & track response with Echo, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for a bad heart or other heart problems?

What are the symptoms for a bad heart or other heart problems?

Chest pain: A bad heart can present in many ways: difficulty breathing, chest pain worse with exertion, swelling of legs, cough when laying down. At your age, 29, it would be out of normal. If you have these symptoms, see your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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What are the tests for left-sided heart failure?

What are the tests for left-sided heart failure?

Multiple: Physical examination, chest x-ray, bnp (brain natruretic peptide) are the tools used most of the time. In some cases, echocardiography and cardiac catheterization are required. ...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 are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more