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What Is Mild Heart Attack
My husband is only 22 and already suffered a mild heart attack! how can he best avoid that from happening again?
Left ventrecal only 40 percent after mild heart attack how bad do it mean my heart is can I live a normal life still?
Normal life: yes!: 40% is a mildly impaired heart. It often improves over time as the areas of your heart on the margins of the heart attack zone recover. Medication helps avoid unwanted remodeling, keeps your stent patent, and lowers your risk of new heart attack. Join cardiac rehab, stop smoking completely, take your meds, adjust your diet, and you can live full and normal life! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been diagnosed with an ef of 50%. 51 yo male, clear cath, no heart attack. Right side of heart normal, left mild dysfunction. How serious is this?
Not too: That ef is at the lower end of normal; however if you have high blood pressure lowering it might improve your heart function and your ef. There are specific blood pressure medicines your doctor can prescribe if you have "diastolic dysfunction" and if you are other wise healthy and can exercise that will improve your heart function as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?
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
After a short jog I had mild discomfort/pain specifically on the left side of my chest. I know it wasn't a heart attack, but is that normal?
How does one know?: Some people have those exact symptoms are are having angina, which can be chest pain due to not enough blood flow to the heart. It could be one's guardian angel telling him to get checked out (meaning calling one's primary care doctor now to see how urgent the problem is). It might not be the heart, or it could be fatal next time one goes jogging. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more
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