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What Is The Chance Havin A Heart Attack After The First
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
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?
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
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
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
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
What are the odds of me having a instant heart attack from trying cocaine or coke for the first time?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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