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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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What are my chances of having artery blockage or a heart attack after a normal nuclear stress test?

What are my chances of having artery blockage or a heart attack after a normal nuclear stress test?

Very small : A myocardial perfusion scan done in good hands and at a good workload, i.e. Achieved > 85% max predicted heart rate that is normal bodes well for u. Typically if totally normal, your risk of an adverse cardiovascular outcome is less than 1% over next 3 years. At your young age, you ought not to get another nuclear scan if no symptoms, but rather focus on a heart heathy lifestyle. Mediterraneandiet ...Read more

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Is it normal to have some groin discomfort 8 days after a heart cath? Also what are the odds of developing a clot after a heart cath if never had one

Is it normal to have some groin discomfort 8 days after a heart cath? Also what are the odds of developing a clot after a heart cath if never had one

Groin pain: You may have a small knot in the groin causing pain if there is swelling or moderate discoloration or pain in the lower leg see your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a 37 year old woman with normal blood pressure having a heart attack?

What is the probability of a 37 year old woman with normal blood pressure having a heart attack?

Depends: On other risk factors. You do smoke which increases your risk. High cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, family history, certain illicit drug use can all contribute to heart disease. Eat a healthy diet, exercise, stop smoking and have other risk factors evaluated by your doctor to decrease your risk. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of a 23 year old girl having a heart attack?

What is the likelihood of a 23 year old girl having a heart attack?

Small: It is very unusual for people under 40 to have significant atherosclerotic disease. Young diabetics are sometimes seen below 40 with heart attacks. ...Read more

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What is the probability of an obese 23 year old having a heart attack?

What is the probability of an obese 23 year old having a heart attack?

Very low!: Congenital, anomalies can happen aortic root, aortic valvular disease aberrant coronary anomalous coronary origin but as another has noted: Cocaine and other drugs of abuse are more likely in your age group. If you are smoking, hypercholesterolemic, diabetic you have increased risk work on the risk factirs youbave, . ...Read more

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What is the chance of a 23yo female having a heart attack?

What is the chance of a 23yo female having a heart attack?

Heart Attack.: Heart attack more commonly occurs in the older ages above 35, uncommon in the 20's. People with strong family history at of heart attacks below 30 yrs are at risk. Certain life styles makes one a high risk. People with Hypertension, Diabetes, Smokers, IV drug use of illicit drugs, obesity, high cholesterol emotional distress plays major roles in heart attack. No smoking, exercise healthy diet key ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of a 23yo female having a heart attack.

What is the likelihood of a 23yo female having a heart attack.

Not likely: It is not impossible but it is very unlikely that a 23 year old would have a heart attack. Most heart attacks occur in men over 50 and women over 60, Risks for heart attack include age over 50 or 60 (as above), hypertension, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol and having a relative with a heart attack at an early age. If you are concerned see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Statistically speaking, what are the chances of a cardiac event in the first year lets say after a normal nuclear stress test?

Statistically speaking, what are the chances of a cardiac event in the first year lets say after a normal nuclear stress test?

Very low: Studies have quoted different numbers based on type of stress (exercise vs. Pharmacologic), length of follow up, patient population, etc. Overall, the risk is very low, well below 5%, reported around 1%/yr after a normal study in the below listed study. Jacc cardiovasc imaging. 2012 oct;5(10):1014-21. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival after a small heart attack that causes a cardiac arrest?

What are the chances of survival after a small heart attack that causes a cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: It is the cardiac arrest, not the heart attack that is concerning. The faster a patient receives medical attention during a cardiac arrest and the faster a normal heart rhythm is restored, the more likely the patient will do well. ...Read more

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What is the chance of a 23yo females heart to just stop?

What is the chance of a 23yo females heart to just stop?

Unusual: An EKG may be helpful. If you have a family history of a similar situation, your concerns should be taken more seriously. All the best. See your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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What is the probablity of a 16 year old to have a heart attack/stroke?

Rarely : There are a few conditions where a 16 yo could have a heart attack or stroke similar to a 60 yo.(progeria, kawasaki) there are also various congenital heart defects where a teen could develop a sudden rhythm disturbance and present a similar set of symptoms.Sickle cell kids can have strokes. Added together these are still rare, but worthy of consideration when a teen goes down suddenly. ...Read more

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I have minimal coronary heart disease in one vessel or two. What is my risk for a heart attack and how high is it ?

I have minimal coronary heart disease in one vessel or two.  What is my risk for a heart attack and how high is it ?

Depends on more: factors than just a diagnoses of "minimal CA. " to calculate your risk of a heart attack, you should see a cardiologist at least once every 2 years since your young. But if you exercise regularly (45 mins 5 days a week) watch your calories, normalize your weight for your height and eat a healthy diet you will decrease your chances SIGNIFICANTLY no matter what your risk is at this time. ...Read more

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I had my angioplasty done in 2001. Is there a possibility i would get another heart attack and the stents in the heart arteries get blocked again?

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Absolutely: Heart disease and peripheral arterial disease (pad) are lifelong, chronic issues that never go away. A stent that was placed in 2001 is likely going to have some degree of narrowing or be totally blocked by now. Quitting smoking and doing all the right things will slow the process of "re-blocking, " but will never totally eliminate it. You should see your cardiologist regularly for this very reason. ...Read more

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What is the likelyhood of a 24 year old female having a heart attack ?

What is the likelyhood of a 24 year old female having a heart attack ?

Heart attack: Its not the age of when a person has a heart attack its risk factors eg diabetes, smoking, hypertension, lack of exercise, high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease. Having said that it is rare for a 24 yr old to have a myocardial infarction but I have seen it. ...Read more

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I'm 19, had AP Study(4 days ago) I was born with an extra artery causing my heart to misfire to the point of risk of stroke, is it safe to smoke weed?

I'm 19, had AP Study(4 days ago) I was born with an extra artery causing my heart to misfire to the point of risk of stroke, is it safe to smoke weed?

EP study: You had an electrophysiologic study (EP), not AP. You were born with an extra tract, not artery. What did they do during your study? Did you have ablation? Regarding weed, there haven't been any good long term studies so your question can't be answered. I'm not aware of any increased risk of stroke with long term marijuana use so far. ...Read more

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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more