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Heart attack 4 years back, efficiency reduced by 70%. Any chances of heart complications as she nears menopause? If so, what are signs to look out for

Heart attack 4 years back, efficiency reduced by 70%. Any chances of heart complications as she nears menopause? If so, what are signs to look out for

Needs Follow ups: After having had a heart attack with reduced ejection fraction it is very important to follow up with your Cardiologist and Medical Doctor. To keep your Cholesterol and BP under control and take other meds as prescribed like Aspirin and other cardiac drugs and follow up EKGs and Echocardiograms and exercise programme. You have to look for any chest pain,shortness of breath and edema legs . ...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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I had a CTA SCAN. Showed no stenis or plaque. But a CAC SCORE of 422. Everything I read says I will have a heart attack within two years. I'm 60. ?

I had a CTA SCAN. Showed no stenis or plaque. But a CAC SCORE of 422.   Everything I read says I will have a heart attack within two years.  I'm 60. ?

Risk factors: A lot depends on your risk factors and what you do about them. High blood pressure, diabetes, high LDL cholesterol, obesity, smoking are modifiable, meaning get them all normal, stop smoking and you've decreased your risk. Can't change your family history, but you can optimize your health. See your doctor for a complete exam and labs and work with him/her to decrease your risks. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a second heart attack 10 years after bypass surgery. Does the risk increase if you are an insulin dependant diabetic?

What are the chances of a second heart attack 10 years after bypass surgery. Does the risk increase if you are an insulin dependant diabetic?

Second MI: Yes! Having diabetes of any kind quadruples your risk of a heart attack or stroke. It is fairly common for patients to have issues with their coronary artery disease a few years after bypass or a stent. ...Read more

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34 years old high triglycerides, 20 pounds overweight and drink wine daily what are my chances of having heart attack very anxious over my heart?

34 years old high triglycerides, 20 pounds overweight and drink wine daily what are my chances of having heart attack very anxious over my heart?

Family history?: It would be good to know your family history of it as well. Tg are usually high from too much carb/sugar intake. Lack of activity can affect it too. I'm guessing your LDL's are good? HDL above 50? I'm not generally too worried about Tg, they do impose a slight risk but not as much. Wine could help with your heart. If your family history risk is low then your chances are likely quite low. ...Read more

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31 yo female. Recent stress test, echo, holter done because of pots.bp 110/65. Cholesterol slightly high.Chances of heart attack in the next 10 years?

31 yo female. Recent stress test, echo, holter done because of pots.bp 110/65. Cholesterol slightly high.Chances of heart attack in the next 10 years?

Unfortunately it is: not that easy to predict with just the information provided. Need to know life style, family history etc. I would recommend you ask your health care provider who obviously knows you best. Just as a general rule of thumb your odds are very low in the next 10 years as a young women with a normal stress test but that doesn't mean you shouldn't make appropriate life style choices now. ...Read more

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I'm 18 severe anxiety for many years - rapid heart beat, palpitations etc. No family history, healthy weight. What my chances of heart attack/ disease?

I'm 18 severe anxiety for many years - rapid heart beat, palpitations etc. No family history, healthy weight. What my chances of heart attack/ disease?

Very very low.: At 18, in the absence of other diagnosed heart conditions or significant family history... your chances are currently very, very low. Though anxiety is a crippling condition and can cause feelings of physical problems, you are at a very low risk of any heart issues. Don't let that compound your anxiety, but I would endorse you to get seen by a mental health professional for the anxiety. ...Read more

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Normal ekg, chest xray and d dimer. Also had heart ultrasound come back normal about a year ago. Does this mean I have a slim chance of a heart attack?

Normal ekg, chest xray and d dimer. Also had heart ultrasound come back normal about a year ago. Does this mean I have a slim chance of a heart attack?

Heart risk factors: Now risk is low, but heart attack risk is low in menstruating females without obesity, familial lipid disorders, autoimmune disease,coagulation issues Marfan's,cocaine or amphetamine use. To maintain a low risk, keep a healthy weight,normal BP, avoid fatty foods, lots of sugars/ junk food/salt, avoid smoking, eat vegetables/fish, exercise, keep hydrated with water and liquids with electrolytes ...Read more

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Had heart attack with two stents currently having sharp pains left side of chest one in lad/ld the pain is like some one 56 year old female

Had heart attack with two stents currently having sharp pains left side of chest one in lad/ld  the pain is like some one 56 year old female

See cardiology: Over time, new blockages or stent stenosis can occur. Your recurrent symptom of angina is likely to be sign of coronary obstruction. Does it respond to nitroglycerin? See your cardiologist soon. ...Read more

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Am a 23 year old female i weight170 pound two day am experiencing pain in the left side of my chest more like in the breast could sign of heart attack?

Yes but not likley: Chest pain can be from heart but in your case this would be less likely given age. Other possibilities would be pulmonary embolus (blood clot in lung), this is usually with shortness of breath, but not always. Also esophogeal reflux/spasm. Also, musculoskeletal causes are the most common. If it gets worse, or doesn't go away, or is with shortness of breath, seek immediate help. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old. Is it possible to have a heart attack?

I am 25 years old. Is it possible to have a heart attack?

Yes, but very low: In your age it is extremely unlikely. Only if you would have certain forms of abnormal lipids in the blood due to genetic mutation, anatomic abnormalities, severe prinzmetal's angina. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heart attack if you are 23 years old?

Is it normal to have a heart attack if you are 23 years old?

No: It is extremely rare for a person in this age group to have a heart attack. One would nearly always expect there to be an underlying problem with severely elevated blood pressure or cholesterol, likely with a strong family history of such problems, or some form of congenital cardiovascular abnormality, if a true heart attack were to occur in a 23 year old. Cocaine use could do it too. ...Read more

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Can you please describe my risk for a heart attack at 25 years old?

Can you please describe my risk for a heart attack at 25 years old?

Variable: There are rare problems in childrenor young adults. Most after 45 some in young adults with smoking, diabetes, obesity, bad behavior- Cocaine etc. After that anytime up to 100. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to have heart attack at 22 years old?

Can you explain if it's possible to have heart attack at 22 years old?

Yes: There are many reasons why a 22 year old can have a heart attack. Some patients have genetic predispositions to having heart attacks like lipoprotein a or receptor problems so that they do not metabolize lipids properly. Smoking, eating junk food, not maintaining proper weight, not exercising, hi stress jobs, uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, abdominal obesity, using drugs like cocaine. ...Read more

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I'm still young but so it even possible to have heart attack at 22 years old?

I'm still young but so it even possible to have heart attack at 22 years old?

Unlikely: If you don't have already have a history of heart disease, and you aren't taking drugs, a heart attack is very unusual at 22. ...Read more

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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