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What Can I Do To Prevent A Heart Attack
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
Find a psychologist: Or counselor who treats anxiety. The most effective treatments are relaxation training (sometimes with the aid of biofeedback) plus cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure to anxiety-producing situations in imagination and real life. Therapy is sometimes augmented with medication and is quite successful. ...Read more
Difficult: You must be quick, as there rapidly is an "off-the-cliff" point where self-help techniques can't overcome the tidal wave. Controlled / concentrated breathing techniques; positive phrase repitition; biofeedback; (temporary) situation avoidance (if possible), are a few options. A good therapist/psychologist can help give you "tools for your toolbox" to use when coming on. Good luck! ...Read more
Try Paradoxical Soln: If u feel panic attack coming on or if u're in situation that might bring one on, try this: let it come! actually let it happen! so if u feel one coming on tell urself "i can handle it -even though it won't feel good!" and before one comes or while it's happening 1) do slow "belly breathing"; & 2) alternate between squeezing & relaxing different muscle groups. U'll learn u have control over them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia both have some common risk! smoking obesity high blood pressure diabetes hyperlipemia prevention is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevent Heart Attack: To prevent heart attacks and strokes, you must eliminate inflammation and insulin resistance. Periodontal Disease is also a big contributor to heart attacks & strokes, so being checked by your dentist regularly is important. You are right to be wanting to prevent these events since heart attacks are the number one killer of both men and women, and strokes are the leading cause of disability. ...Read more
Imaging study: An angiogram is an imaging study using contrast or dye to visualize a blood vessel, either artery or vein. This can be by direct injection, or indirect as in a ct angiogram or magnetic resonance angiogram (cta or mra). While this can show a blockage, it will not prevent a heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: First get a check-up and make sure you are not at risk. At your age the risk factors are family history and having certain lipid disorders that elevate your cholesterol and triglycerides. This is why arthur ashe had a heart attack at a young age although he was physically fit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk factors: Control hypertension, high blood fats, especially triglycerides, avoid elevation of homocysteine, treat heart disease vigorously, careful control of diabetes, and exercise regularly, and foliow mediterranean diet. If prior stroke or tia, take Aggrenox and a statin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart attack: First, talk to your doctor to see if you have the risk factors involved with a possible heart attack. Go over your diet and exercise as well. Talk with your doctor about the stresses in your life, and consider addressing your diet, exercise and stress, along with any other medical things your doctor may discover. ...Read more
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