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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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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


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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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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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Can you have a heart attack with a blood pressure of 102/82... what happens if the numbers get closer together like 103/89?

Can you have a heart attack with a blood pressure of 102/82... what happens if the numbers get closer together like 103/89?

Heart Attack: It depends on what you mean by "attack"; yes any number of cardiac events can be preceded by the examples of BP quoted ;the difference between the the 2 quoted numbers is insignificant clinically ...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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Could you have a heart attack in your sleep?

Yes: You need to block the artery to have a heart attack. This can occur at any time of the day or night, awake or asleep. ...Read more

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Could you have a heart attack from too much stress?

Yes: Stress can increase the demand for blood flow to the heart. If the coronary arteries have blockages, then they may not be able to supply enough blood to the heart muscle and a heart attack can occur. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or "broken heart syndrome" can also be caused by stress. This condition causes the heart to enlarge and pump poorly. ...Read more

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Can you have a heart attack and your arteries and heart okay ?

Can you have a heart attack and your arteries and heart okay ?

It's possible: In most cases, the arteries are damaged if a patient has a heart attack, but that does not always mean a patient needs a stent or there is heart damage. However, these patients still need aggressive medical treatment w aspirin, statin, blood pressure meds, and maybe plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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What life expectancey if you have a heart attack 3 months after a 4 x CABG and then another the next week. Can this be terminal?

What life expectancey  if you have a heart attack 3 months after a 4 x CABG and then another the next week. Can this be terminal?

Hard to say: But obviously there is a high risk for more heart damage, not to mention the worsening quality of life. Consider a strict plant based diet (I.e. The book "prevent and reverse heart disease") as at this stage the patient is typically on max medical therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more