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What should I do if someone at work gets a heart attack?

What should I do if someone at work gets a heart attack?

Call 911: 1. Call 911 2. Call 911 - this is most important - they need immediate medical care at a hospital and each minute counts. Then, 3. Give an Aspirin - whatever dose you have - technically 325 mg but a couple of 81 mg if that's all you have is a lot better than none. 4. Keep the patient comfortable and wait for help. 5. Know where the automatic defibrillator is just in case. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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


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I had a heart attack. When can I work full time?

I had a heart attack. When can I work full time?

Ask cardiologist: Depends on severity and pre existing cardiac status as well as the size of the infarct as well as success and timing of coronary revascularization. ...Read more

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Should a person go back to work after a heart attack?

Should a person go back to work after a heart attack?

Yes: After being released to return to work by their cardiologist. ...Read more

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My brother just have a heart attack and he can't work and very depress what kind of activities can I suggest?

My brother just have a heart attack and he can't work and very depress what kind of activities can I suggest?

Cardiac rehab: In addition to seeking treatment for any component of depression, most patient who have had a heart attack will benefit for cardiac rehabilitation. This is a monitored exercise program that is designed to help patients with cardiac problems develop better exercise tolerance and lower recurrence risk. It may even help lift mood. This can be discussed along with risk factor reduction with his doctor. ...Read more

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I had a heart attack about 30 days ago and they put a stint in. I just went back to work and do some heavy lifting now my groin area hurts?

Bleeding risk: You are 43 and relatively young for a heart attack. You live in iowa. It is likely that your stent requires that you take plavix, (clopidogrel) a potent drug. The groin area is most likely the area of the needle to gain access to your heart for the stent. Have your doctor look at the area with ultrasound. They may have used a device to close the needle site. ...Read more

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Could blood work show if you had a heart attack?

Could blood work show if you had a heart attack?

Yes: There are a number of tests that can show heart muscle damage. The most sensitive one is a test called a troponin-i level. That is basically only found in the heart, and if it is elevated, it may indicate heart muscle damage. The question remains if it is a current heart attack, or if it happened before. That can only be determined if you get a series of tests in a row. ...Read more

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Am I able to work after a heart attack 2 years ago still have hospital appoiments ?

Am I able to work after a heart attack 2 years ago still have hospital appoiments 
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Heart attack: The answer needs to come from the physicians with the most information about you and your status. There isn't adequate information here to make the judgment. ...Read more

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Will ekgs and blood work tell if im at risk for a heart attack?

EKG : Ekg and blood work can tell if on is having a heart attack. Chest pain due to coronary artery disease ( angina) may not be detected with either of these tests. Stress test may be indicated. Again stress test may be falsely negative. Coronary angiography is the gold standard to rule out narrowing of coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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