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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. ...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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

Get a more detailed answer ›
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What happens if you get another heart attack after having a angioplasty/?

What happens if you get another heart attack after having a angioplasty/?

Lose heart muscle: Each heart attack cause the loss of some heart muscle. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. If you lose enough heart muscle you can develop heart failure. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when someone experiences a heart attack mid flight?

Could you tell me what happens when someone experiences a heart attack mid flight?

Depends: Some persons have sudden death.
If pain, and stable - oxygen, aspirin
nearest airport with medical care
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If near takeoff, return.
If near destination land priority. ...Read more

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If weed increases you heart rate how come a heart attack doesn't happen? Just wondering

If weed increases you heart rate how come a heart attack doesn't happen? Just wondering

Weed: Heart attack is a multifactorial event. If weed was a common cause of heart attack, Bill Maher probably wouldn't be pushing it to be legalized. ...Read more

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I ate 300g of cheese today, a whole block! What will happen to me? Will I have a heart attack?

I ate 300g of cheese today, a whole block! What will happen to me? Will I have a heart attack?

Not likely: It would take more than one episode of excess cheese ingestion to cause enough blockage in a coronary artery to bring on a heart attack. At your age, I'm sure that your coronary arteries are not clogged with plaque, but it's a good idea to follow a healthy diet from now on. ...Read more

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What happens if someone had a heart attack during s*x could the other person be charged with necrophilia?

What happens if someone had a heart attack during s*x could the other person be charged with necrophilia?

Insane in Texas: Hi. They're insane in Texas, so who knows? I know there are normal people in Texas, but they never make it in the news! ;-)
In normal states, that would NEVER happen. But with your politicians, we outsiders EXPECT insane! ...Read more

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I have a pinching feeling that happens in my left side of my chest, comes out of nowhere then fades. 23 year old male. Could it be a heart attack?

I have a pinching feeling that happens in my left side of my chest, comes out of nowhere then fades. 23 year old male. Could it be a heart attack?

Very unlikely: In you age - it would be very unlikely. Pain is also not typical. Women most commonly present with shortness of breath. If there is a pain it is more pressure - like or squeezing, location is also retrosternal (breast bone). ...Read more

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What happens when you go in the hospital and have a heart attack?

What happens when you go in the hospital and have a heart attack?

Heart attack: You are placed in ICU on monitors & a cardiology consultant comes in to evaluate. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
3,970 Doctors shared insights

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