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What's A Good In Farction Number After Heart Attack
Childhood heart atta: Just as more children with congenital heart defects are living into adulthood, more and more and younger and younger children are developing coronary artery disease - the kind that stems from Insulin resistance, obesity, inflammation, inactivity, and a whole host of poor lifestyle factors! I couldn't find the exact number for you. Just know that it shouldn't be happening, and it is. ...Read more
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
Collateral Vessels: Many times collateral vessels form before a heart attack, and certainly in the absence of a heart attack. They occur due to vessels that are carrying less blood, but still carrying some. ...Read more
10 yr heart attack risk. I'm at the lowest possible number for 55 yr old male. 3% Is there anyway one can achieve ZERO risk?
Kinda sorta but no: I used http://tools. Acc. Org/ASCVD-Risk-Estimator/ to calculate risk. There's calculated 10yr risk & optimized 10yr risk. Latter based upon following: "Total cholesterol of 170 mg/dL, HDL-cholesterol of 50 mg/dL, Systolic BP of 110 mm Hg, Not taking medications for hypertension, Not a diabetic, Not a smoker" So if you can achieve better numbers than these, yes, you improve but zero risk? No. ...Read more
Concerned about my outlook. Ef of 15 in march, now 50. No heart attack, cath clear. Is this improvement positive and a good sign for recovery?
Great sign!: It's not uncommon for an ef (ejection fraction or how much the heart pumps) to improve. Your's is now pretty much normal but given your history of it being low, it should always be followed closely by a heart doctor. ...Read more
by ambulance depending on location of patient, ambulance and hospital with cardiac capabilities
supine head up 20 degrees if pulse and BP ok (to reduce aspiration)
monitor pulse and BP if possible
check ekg and call er and send.
If way away- car as quickly as possible or meet the ambulance part way. ...Read more
Stress thallium: The study is made to look at the possibility of clogged arteries in the heart that can be more discernible with exercise or stress. If distribution of dye is poorer in some areas, these have to be defined with angiogram to be able to treat them. If there is diffuse disease and equalization, it can miss. If there are collaterals the area would still look good. It is not to predict mi, only vessels. ...Read more
Does being in a hot tub increase your chance of having a heart attack? I feel so good and relaxed in them. An older friend had a heart attack in one
It can be: It can be a good medicine to take, but only your doctor knows for sure. ...Read more
Can a 41 year old female have a heart attack from smoking or do u need to have other uncontrolled factors on BP med pressure good?
Is it common for a 41 female smoker on BP med press good on thy med level good no other health issues to get a heart attack or heart disease?
Heart attack: Generally speaking, the risk of a heart attack in a healthy 41 yo with no family history of the disease is low. However, smoking increase the risk no matter the age. ...Read more
Iam 41 female, taking BP med press good take thyro med also good dr said heart is fine I smoke noother risk factors but have heart attack anxiety.?
Anxiety: I think that we have addressed your concerns previously. It is great that your blood pressure and thyroid condition are well controlled, but the #1 thing you must do to decrease your risk for heart disease is to stop smoking. If you are obese, have a family history of heart disease, high cholesterol or have diabetes, your risk increases further. There are many smoking cessation programs available. ...Read more
Sir, I had a heart attack in 2009 and angiography showed 85% blockage. Then I continued my medicine and I was good for many years. Then I left my medic?
Mistake: Even if you are feeling ok please get back to have check ups annually. Prevention is berrter than a heat attack at your age ...Read more
Sir, I am 52 years old. I had heart attack in 2009 and angiography showed 85% blockage. Then I continued my medicine and I felt good. Then I left my med?
Your bio stated you are 23 y/o but you say 53???
Never a good idea to stop your meds w/o your PCP approval. See your PCP ASAP for revaluation ...Read more
An EKG is ONE tool!: First of all, if you are currently having symptoms of chest pain, chest tightness, shortness of breath, nausea, indigestion, jaw pain or pain in the arms, stop reading and dial 911. An ekg is one piece of information. But certain blood tests look for chemicals produced by injured heart muscle, echocardiograms look for poor heart wall movement, and angiograms look for blockages in vessels. Lgromko. ...Read more
I had an EKG a week ago that looked good. Is it likely to have a heart attack after a recent clear ekg?
You are ok: You are too young to have anything wrong, but an ekg is not sufficient to exckude heart disease. ...Read more
Could I have s heart attack if my heart is fine and is good checked by doctors and blood tests are good.?
Heart attack: If you have been evaluated by your doctor (s) and are considered normal, then your chances of heart attack are likely small. Nothing gives you 100% assurance that a heart attack can't happen. Mediterranean diet, regular aerobic exercise, not smoking and following your drs. Recommendations are the best ways to minimize your risks. ...Read more
Just got EKG-showed heart attack! I'm in good health & exercise a lot. Should I be having some discomfort if I had a heart attack in the past?
41 female no heart disease all blood and strs test normal on BP med press good I smoke can this alone cause me to have a sudden heart attack?
AbsolutelyStressTest: Of very low value because they are totally incapable of detecting arterial disease. They are only partially capable of detecting complications of very advanced arterial disease, i.e. severe narrowing (e.g. >75%) due to clots over previous plaque ruptures; see the illustration I have attached. While EKG stress tests work best, they are still very insensitive; Docs perform because insurance pays. ...Read more
My ef is up from 15 in march 2013 to 50 currently. Diet, meds exercise main treatments. No heart attack, cath clear. Is this a good prognosis?
EF: An increase in ef with treatment bodes well but few of us would recommend discontinuing treatment. ...Read more
I have high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol. Am I at risk for widow maker heart attack daily? Could it happen at anytime due to this risk.?
Yes, but.....: It sounds like you have a family history of heart disease and are genetically programmed to make a unhealthy balance of cholesterols in your blood. This puts you at higher risk of a heart attack. If you google framingham. Org, you can enter your cholesterol and other simple information and get your 3-5 year heart attack risk. Hope this helps! ...Read more
If I got good blood lipid profile result, is it possible to get heart attack or suffering from angina.
Lipids: A good lipid profile lowers the risk of heart attack or angina. It is certainly better than having a high LDL or other negative lipid numbers. However, it is still possible to have a cardiac event even with good lipids. Heredity, diabetes, age, and smoking all can affect the risk of heart disease even in the presence of normal lipids. ...Read more
How good is an ECG combined with a 24h Holter in detecting a previous heart attack, both overt and silent?
Just had physical, blood work everything came out good so wonder I'm 30 someone at my age having heart attack, stroke and cardic arrest common and why?
Cardiac events: Can happen at any age but probability is lower when young like yourself. The anxiety you mention in your history MAY be the real issue. Please continue being followed by your doc and consider getting support for your anxiety w/a mental health care professional. Treatments such as biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, and meditation are all helpful tools. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I had a mild heart attack and I got a stent put in and I am on rehab and the y said I am doing really good now can I go exvercise on my own at the gym doing what I do at rehab?
Unable: To say without the exact details. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more
Just got EKG-showed heart attack! I'm in good health, exercise alot. Should I be having some discomfort if I had heart attack in past? One of your docs responded but did not answer my question.
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