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What can I do to prevent a heart attack?

What can I do to prevent a heart attack?

Carefully: Good personal habits no smoking regular exercize monitor blood pressure check cholesterol and general physical features know your family history. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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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How to prevent a heart attack?

How to prevent a heart attack?

Good choices!: Avoid by: good personal habits no smoking regular exercize monitor blood pressure check cholesterol and general physical features know your family history the atherosclerosis is established over time and deposits and gets to the critical stage and clots, or the plaque disrupts like a trap door causing acute blockage and threatened or damaged heart muscle. ...Read more

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Why would vitorin and crestor (rosuvastatin) still be sold when they do nothing to prevent a heart attack?

Why would vitorin and crestor (rosuvastatin) still be sold when they do nothing to prevent a heart attack?

Cholesterol: They have even effective at reducing serum cholesterol. Thre are a number of factors that produce heart attacks in addition to that. These drugs do not reduce smoking as an example. ...Read more

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Is it true that aspirin does not help women to prevent a heart attack? Just read that in several sites online and im worried

Is it true that aspirin does not help women to prevent a heart attack? Just read that in several sites online and im worried

Yes and no: Recent large studies following women who took low dose 81 mg Aspirin over several years found that it was ineffective in preventing heart attacks but did reduce strokes in woman over 65. At the time of a heart attack or suspected heart attack it is strongly recommended that both men and women swallow two full crushed aspirins which can help dissolve blood clots in the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Should older persons without heart problems take an aspirin daily to prevent a heart attack?

Should older persons without heart problems take an aspirin daily to prevent a heart attack?

Maybe: While in previous years Aspirin was recommended for most men and women over age 55, this question has recently been reexamined with now much different recommendations. For men the current recommendation is for 81mg of Aspirin only in men with known coronary artery disease to prevent heart attacks. For women the recommendation is 81 mg only for women over age 65 to prevent strokes. ...Read more

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What exam should I take to check if I have any blood clots, i want to prevent a heart attack from happening?

What exam should I take to check if I have any blood clots, i want to prevent a heart attack from happening?

Lipid profile: You seem concerned about heart disease. You will not find it by looking for blood clots, you need to check for signs of hardened and blocked arteries. Your heart doctor can do the work up for you. Make sure that your cholesterol is under control. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more