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What Causes A Massive Heart Attack
Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a massive heart attack cause bad body odor afterwards? I had it a year ago and noticed that I smelled underarm odor now. What can I do about it?
What causes sudden rise in BP? I've had massive heart att and CHF. Taking my BP meds as normal. Did this way before heart attack. Causes?
I had a patient w chf. Passed away yesterday massive heart attack. Could the chf. Caused the heart attack?
No: Unless she suffered an anaphyllactic reaction, the underlying reason for which Cipro was given could be a triggering factor. Heart attacks are caused by acute coronary artery occlusions secondary to plaque rupture and subsequent thrombosis. Blood can not reach a part of the heart and the part starts dying. If there was a life threatening infection, like pneumonia, in the presenceofcoronarydisease. ...Read more
Can a massive heart attack and CHF cause asthma to be worse? Never had a problem before but after this asthma seems to come more often. Any reason?
What are the chances of survival after a massive heart attack followed by angioplasty that causes a cardiac arrest? Now ef 52%, BP 100/70 and pulse 68
Yes: There are a lot of variables that determine prognosis like; time from when the heart attack started to when the angioplasty was done the ef -52% is good excercise capacity symptom status it would be important to be on a medical regimen to prevent a recurrence and then to try and go to cardiac rehab. ...Read more
My dad had a massive heart attack at 60 yrs. Im 19 yrs old and I've found out I have abnormal septal motion, poor R wave on ECG nd 60-65% EF. Causes?
Abnormal Echo?: Abnormal septal motion can't be seen on EKG. Did you have an echocardiogram? If so, clarify that they've ruled out a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy(HCM), which is a thickening of the heart muscle. Also clarify the type of "massive heart attack" your Father had, as the status of his condition will determine how hard of an investigation should be done to look for HCM. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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