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Doctor insights on: What Happens After A Massive Heart Attack

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How long one can live after a massive heart attack with a cardiac arrest?

How long one can live after a massive heart attack with a cardiac arrest?

Life: Many many years with expert evaluation and follow up. Very important is the follow up with your md.

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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 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

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.

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What to expect after a massive heart attack coupled with paralysis for a patient who has had a bypass surgery in the past?

What to expect after a massive heart attack coupled with paralysis for a patient who has had a bypass surgery in the past?

Heart attack: The prognosis from out here doesn't sound good at all. Talk to the patient's doctor who has the best knowledge of what's going on.

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How can a heart attack happen?

How can a heart attack happen?

Gradual blockage: 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.

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How does recovery happen after a heart attack?

How does recovery happen after a heart attack?

Recovery: Read this: http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/PreventionTreatmentofHeartAttack/Heart-Attack-Recovery-FAQS_UCM_303936_Article. Jsp

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Could you tell me what happens during a heart attack?

Could you tell me what happens during a heart attack?

Symptoms: Chest pain severe substernal radiates to left or right arm and neck feeling of anxiety, fear, doom, death. Anatomically, heart muscle oxygen is diminished by coronary obstruction and flow is reduced or absent and heart muscle dues- heart attack. Physically, pallor, shock, arrythmia, death if not identified and treated.

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Could you tell me what happens when you have a heart attack?

Symptoms: Chest pain severe substernal radiates to left or right arm and neck feeling of anxiety, fear, doom, death. Anatomically, heart muscle oxygen is diminished by coronary obstruction and flow is reduced or absent and heart muscle dues- heart attack. Physically, pallor, shock, arrythmia, death if not identified and treated.

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What actually happens to a person when they experience a heart attack?

What actually happens to a person when they experience a heart attack?

Symptoms first: To actually experience means they have symptoms. The classic symptoms are chest pressure or heaviness like an elephant on chest, severe cold sweats, shortness of breath, there may be nausea, dizziness, radiation of discomfort to jaw or left arm. Others feel nothing, others have acute complications including sudden death., congestive heart failure but others none.

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I was wondering what would happen if I had a heart attack and didn't get help?

I was wondering what would happen if I had a heart attack and didn't get help?

Heart Attack: You could die, you could suffer lasting damage to the part of your heart where the blood flow was blocked, or you could possibly recover completely. It's not worth the risk. If you suspect you might be having a heart attack, seek emergency medical attention.

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The common signs that a person is about to have a heart attack, before it happens?

None really.: Remember a heart attack is an occlusion of a coronary artery and doesn't mean cardiac arrest. If you develop sudden crushing chest pain not relieved with rest you may be having a heart attack. Seek urgent medical attention.

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How well prepared is Moab, UT to treat tourists who happen to have a heart attack there?

How well prepared is Moab, UT to treat tourists who happen to have a heart attack there?

Call the Medical Soc: Of Moab and ask that question. If they aren't abler to help call Salt Lake for the state medical society

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What happens when you have a heart attack. Does it stop beating. Or start beating harder?

What happens when you have a heart attack. Does it stop beating. Or start beating harder?

Either...or: It may slow down and eventually stop, but it may speed up and even speed up so fast that it will eventually stop beating because the heart beat becomes so chaotic that it cannot maintain blood supply to the organs including its own blood supply.

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What happens if you ignore a heart attack? Do you just go on with your life or can you be tested?

What happens if you ignore a heart attack? Do you just go on with your life or can you be tested?

Need to be tested: Lot of small heart attacks can go unnoticed and you can lead a normal life. Overall heart function is important. If you are a diabetic you can have a big heart attack without knowing. A lot of things may feel like a heart attach too. Simple 12 lead ECG may be enough to give some information.

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How heart attack can happen to someone on receiving a bad news? No previous heart condition but suffered heart attack at 45. What could be the cause?

How heart attack can happen to someone on receiving a bad news? No previous heart condition but suffered heart attack at 45. What could be the cause?

Can happen, c ur doc: Bad news may be a serious stress factor causing a sudden increase in adrenalin and other hormones that increase blood pressure and can cause a heart attack in a susceptible person with multiple risk factors, including family history of premature onset of coronary disease. There is a condition called "broken heart syndrome" that may occur in "normals", but is much more common in women than men.

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What happens if you have a heart attack on an airplane?

What happens if you have a heart attack on an airplane?

Vacation killer: A real heart attack is a medical emergency. They will land the plane at the nearest airport. If you have a cardiac arrest during a flight you will likely not get any airmiles.

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What happens if you have a heart attack after a stroke?

Treat each one: The history of a stroke may preclude the use of thrombolytics, but should not interfere with medical therapy or stent placement.

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What are 4 things that happen right before a heart attack?

What are 4 things that happen right before a heart attack?

Heart attack: There are many things that can happen right before the heart attack, but 4 major ones are: lightheadedness (syncope), crushing chest pressure, sometimes upper abdominal pressure and nausea (if the heart attack is affecting the right side of the heart), and perspirations.

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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