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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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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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What should you do during a heart attack?

What should you do during a heart attack?

Take an aspirin, 911: Take a single adult Aspirin and call an ambulance. Do not drive a car or (unless you are in the middle of nowhere) have a person drive you either. ...Read more

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Heart attacks: can coughing save life during a heart attack?

Heart attacks: can coughing save life during a heart attack?

No.: Coughing would decrease the risk of having a heart attack or lessening the consequences of a heart attack. Please don't count it as a remedy! ...Read more

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Which levels of troponin during a heart attack are worrisome?

Varies: This can vary depending on the particular assay... There is a troponin t and troponin i ... Also this could vary and is calibrated for lab to lab. ...Read more

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Could propranolol help during a heart attack?

Could propranolol help during a heart attack?

Yes: beta blocker therapy(Propranolol) is commonly used AS ADJUNCTIVE TREATMENT IN HEART ATTACK TO USUASALLY SLOW THE HEART RATE DOWN ...Read more

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Please tell me will propranolol help during a heart attack?

Please tell me will propranolol help during a heart attack?

Sometimes. : The idea is that myocardial infarctions result from an imbalance between how much oxygen supply to the heart and oxygen demand. Drugs like Propranolol make heart work less hard, by decreasing heart rate and the strength of heart contractions, so demand is less. However, it is not always safe to do this, and such treatment should be under the direction of a physician. ...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