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What is a mild heart attack defined as?

What is a mild heart attack defined as?

Mild.: Minimal elevation of troponin, no hemodynamic compromise, no st elevation, preservation of ejection fraction, no wall motion abnormality on echocardiogram or in ventriculogram, no lethal arrythmia. ...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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Can a mild heart attack be traced after it's over?

Yes, depends: Some residual ekg or echo evidence can show. The blood tests are transient. Cardiac cath and lv gram can also invasively show. ...Read more

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My husband is only 22 and already suffered a mild heart attack! how can he best avoid that from happening again?

My husband is only 22 and already suffered a mild heart attack! how can he best avoid that from happening again?

Heart attack: Risk factor modification is the best way- if pertinent, blood pressure control, diabetes control, cholesterol management, diet, exercise and stop smoking, again if pertinent. Family history is a factor that cannot be modified. ...Read more

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Left ventrecal only 40 percent after mild heart attack how bad do it mean my heart is can I live a normal life still?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Could you have a heart attack if there is only mild chest dicomfort?

Could you have a heart attack if there is only mild chest dicomfort?

Variable but YES: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic or have minimal pain! signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read more

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What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?

Ankles: Since you already said you had a mi the ankles swelling could be from the medications you are on. Many have side effect of swelling. Would also have circulation to legs checked. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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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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