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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 the chances of a miscarriage after seeing a heart beat?

What are the chances of a miscarriage after seeing a heart beat?

Decreased: The statistics show that 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriages but this is significantly decreased once you have seen a heartbeat. Hope this helps. ...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 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 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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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 more

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What is the sign of a heart attack for men?

What is the sign of a heart attack for men?

Many, or none.: Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, arm pain, neck pain, jaw pain, sweating, shortness of breath, "heartburn" or abdominal pain, dizziness, lightheadedness or no symptoms. Call 9-1-1 if you experience these symptoms. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the chance of getting a blood clot after childbirth?

Need advice on what is the the chance of getting a blood clot after childbirth?

Increased: Pregnant women and new mo(thers (within 3 months postpartum) are four times more likely to experience blood clots, compared to non-pregnant women. Risk factors for blood clots include: obesity, a history of clots, and prolonged bed rest during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of contracting an std/sti after my episode?

What is the likelihood of contracting an std/sti after my episode?

At risk: That might depend on how risky your episode was. If you had sexual intecourse with an individual with a sexually transmitted disease than you are at risk. Unfortunately, normally there isn't a way to know if the individual having sex with you does or does not have an std. When in doubt - check it out. ...Read more

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What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen on a 6 week ultrasound?

What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen on a 6 week ultrasound?

10-20%.: After your physician can identify limb buds and movements of the embryo your risk will decrease to less than 10%. It will be decreased even further (<1-5%) if your embryo grows well at the end of the first trimester (14 weeks). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...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 having a transient ischemic attack if you already had one in the past?

What are the chances of having a transient ischemic attack if you already had one in the past?

High: Chances maybe high if the risk factors for TIA are not under control. Those include elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, lack of physical activity, unhealthy diet. Sometimes TIA is caused by blood clots. Chance of TIA recurring in this case is especially high. ...Read more

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

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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Can the delivery part of the pregnancy be similar from one baby to the next? I had a great one the 1st time i'm scared its going to be bad 2nd time..

Can the delivery part of the pregnancy be similar from one baby to the next? I had a great one the 1st time i'm scared its going to be bad 2nd time..

Normal worries: I'm sure you hear some horror stories from well meaning friends but take heart.You proved you could get through it once, which means your body can actually do it. Most have a shorter labor with 2nd deliveries. There is never any guarantees that some unexpected thing can show up but as long as you get good prenatal care and behave yourself you have done all you can. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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