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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

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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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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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What are the chances of a 25 year old female having a heart attack? What are the risk factors?

Low chance.: Unless you have a strong family history (mother, father, siblings) of early heart attacks, you have a low likelihood. Risk factors: diabetes, smoking, drugs, hypertension, high cholesterol. We think its the estrogen which protects women's hearts, so until menopause your heart is safer than a male your age. ...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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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