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What Is The 2nd Chance Of A Heart Attack After 2 Years
Please help! what is the probability of having a "safe" pregnancy at the age of 36, only 10 months after having had 9 pulmonary emboli?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a major heart attack in February the heart cath caused a tear in my aorta.need to know if my risks are higher having another cath done?
Risk: The procedural risk is the same each time;doesn't increase with successive procedures ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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