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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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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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What can I do to prevent a sudden cardiac arrest?

What can I do to prevent a sudden cardiac arrest?

Sudden Cardiac arres: See a cardiologist. Particularly if there is a strong family history. Sudden cardiac death can result from a number of conditions. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a heart attack?

How can I prevent a heart attack?

Love right: You have to eat healthy to avoid atherosclerosis. Exercise. Know your risks and correct them, don't smoke, treat diseases as hypertension, dm or high lipids. You can't do much about your family factor and genes. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent panic/anxiety attacks?

What can I do to prevent panic/anxiety attacks?

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

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What should I do to help prevent heart disease?

What should I do to help prevent heart disease?

See below: Adhere to a healthy low fat diet, avoid smoking, get plenty of exercise, treat high blood pressure , high cholesterol and diabetes if appropriate. Know your risk factors and family history. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop a panic attack?

What can I do to stop a panic attack?

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

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What can I do to prevent anxiety attacks?

What can I do to prevent anxiety attacks?

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 more

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What can you do to tell a stroke apart from heart attack?

What can you do to tell a stroke apart from heart attack?

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 more

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How do you prevent a heart attack or stroke?

How do you prevent a heart attack or stroke?

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

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Could you explain what is angiogram and how to prevent heart attack?

Could you explain what is angiogram and how to prevent heart attack?

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 more

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I'm really afraid i may get sudden cardiac arrest. What can I do to prevent that?

I'm really afraid i may get sudden cardiac arrest. What can I do to prevent that?

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 more

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What can I do to prevent stroke?

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 more

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I have valvular heart disease what can I do to prevent it of getting worse?

I have valvular heart disease what can I do to prevent it of getting worse?

See your doctor.: There are four separate valves in the heart and they may each be diseased in a variety of ways. The treatment varies according to the specific defect. The best hing to do is discuss your specific condition with you cardiologist and get specific treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't tell if I am having a panic attack or a heart attack! how do I find out?

Panic attacks: See your dr, get an ekg and workup as he recommends. Panic attacks are a diagnosis of exclusion, that is when all other causes have been investigated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could avoid having a heart attack?

Can you tell me how i could avoid having a heart attack?

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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What could I do to reduce heart fluttering?

What could I do to reduce heart fluttering?

Heart: First & most important is to find the cause so it can be treated. Consult your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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