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What is a mild heart attack defined as?

What is a mild heart attack defined as?

Mild.: Minimal elevation of troponin, no hemodynamic compromise, no st elevation, preservation of ejection fraction, no wall motion abnormality on echocardiogram or in ventriculogram, no lethal arrythmia. ...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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Can a mild heart attack be traced after it's over?

Can a mild heart attack be traced after it's over?

Yes, depends: Some residual ekg or echo evidence can show.
The blood tests are transient.
Cardiac cath and lv gram can also invasively show. ...Read more

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My husband is only 22 and already suffered a mild heart attack! How can he best avoid that from happening again?

My husband is only 22 and already suffered a mild heart attack! How can he best avoid that from happening again?

Heart attack: Risk factor modification is the best way- if pertinent, blood pressure control, diabetes control, cholesterol management, diet, exercise and stop smoking, again if pertinent. Family history is a factor that cannot be modified. ...Read more

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I'm 37 years old thought perfect health atleast I thought and I had a mild heart attack. Is my life over as I know it. I was prescribed 6 different med?

I'm 37 years old thought perfect health atleast I thought and I had a mild heart attack. Is my life over as I know it. I was prescribed 6 different med?

No.: It just means looking after yourself more and visiting a doctor more often. Depending on any blockages, you may need surgery to help get oxygen to the heart. If you smoke, you absolutely must stop. Staying active, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating right are all important. ...Read more

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What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?

What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?

Ankles: Since you already said you had a mi the ankles swelling could be from the medications you are on. Many have side effect of swelling. Would also have circulation to legs checked. ...Read more

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My brother have a mild Heart Attack this past year. His specialist said to him. That my his heart has a small tear. How dangerous is?

My brother have a mild Heart Attack this past year. His specialist said to him. That my his heart has a small tear. How dangerous is?

Clarify: That would be an unusual observation.
Plaque, plaque dissection, disruption, clotting would be more common comments.
Obstruction of the coronary artery is the usual cause of a heart attack.
Survival is GOOD!
Knowing current functional status, and modifying life factors are important.
Stop smoking, EXERCIZE, weight control. ...Read more

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If someone has experienced a mild heart attack, what symptoms would they notice when attempting an aerobically intense activity such as jogging?

If someone has experienced a mild heart attack, what symptoms would they notice when attempting an aerobically intense activity such as jogging?

Get cleared and be a: If you think you may have suffered a mild heart attack by all means get examined and make sure you are not at risk for a bigger one or that something can't be done to save further muscle that might be at risk. Once cleared you should start a gradual resumption of aerobic exercise and coordinate with a cardiac rehab specialist in your area. ...Read more

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I recently had a mild heart attack, and haven't been feeling well since. What kind of questions should I ask my cardioligist when I see her wednesday?

I recently had a mild heart attack, and haven't been feeling well since. What kind of questions should I ask my cardioligist when I see her wednesday?

Heart attack recover: A heart attack is like a bruise. It takes time to heal. Ask about the chance of recurrence (based on your family history, blood pressure etc). How safe is it to exercise again? What side effects should you watch for regarding your medications? When (if applicable) should you have any cardiac rechecks? Should you have Nitroglycerin at home if recurs? Do you have pad? (periph art dz) ; how to treat? ...Read more

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My husband has MS he's a diabetic, and had a mild heart attack. Sometimes he has mood swingsf. Taking a lot of med what should I do?

My husband has MS he's a diabetic, and had a mild heart attack. Sometimes he has mood swingsf. Taking a lot of med what should I do?

? PBA: May have pseudo bulbar affectual disorder, and this can be managed by Nuedexta or a tricyclic anti-depressant. Your neurologist can help with this. ...Read more

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Can severe hunger cause heart attack symptoms and can you survive a mild heart attack without a hospital visit?

Can severe hunger cause heart attack symptoms and can you survive a mild heart attack without a hospital visit?

No and Yes: Well... I guess kinda :) and yes people have survived heart attacks without going to the hospital. Although, I obviously wouldn't recommend it! ;) ...Read more

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I had a mild heart attack a few weeks ago. I also have copd, hypertension. What causes your heart to pound so hard it makes you feel like your shaking?

I had a mild heart attack a few weeks ago. I also have copd, hypertension. What causes your heart to pound so hard it makes you feel like your shaking?

Avoid too confident: It could be of multiple causes. You are on medicines that can cause palpitation such as albuterol, and nitroglycerin. But a previous event would cause me to caution to avoid too much self confidence. See your pmd and your cardiologist to make sure. ...Read more

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What is angina, chest wall pain and a mild heart attack?

What is angina, chest wall pain and a mild heart attack?

Angina: Angina is chest pain that occurs when there is a partial blockage of one of the coronary arteries. This is as opposed to heart attack when there is a near total occlusion. ...Read more

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I am 26yrs old, 180lb, 6'1". I just had a mild heart attack and have no insurance and no pcp. How much asprin should I be taking and how often?

81mg: You should be taking 81 mg of enteric coated or chewable asa once daily. You should also be on a beta blocker and a a statin, both of which are available as generic medicines. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass a nuclear imaging stress test and the EKG to show you had a mild heart attack in the past?

Is it possible to pass a nuclear imaging stress test and the EKG to show you had a mild heart attack in the past?

Yes: An old heart attack might not show up on the stress test if it was very small. However, some people have and ECG that looks like and old heart attack, but wasn't. This artifact commonly occurs in women. Talk to your doctor to see which is most likely. ...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