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Doctor insights on: What's A Good In Farction Number After Heart Attack

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What number of children have heart attack each year in america?

What number of children have heart attack each year in america?

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

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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Can you tell me what number of weeks does it takes for collaterals to form after heart attack?

Can you tell me what number of weeks does it takes for collaterals to form after heart attack?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How much exercise is good after heart attack?

How much exercise is good after heart attack?

Ask your doc: There's no general answer to this - it depends on your coronary anatomy and heart function - you have to ask the doctor (cardiologist) what exercise is safe for you. ...Read more

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What's the likely good of me having a heart attack at 17?

What's the likely good of me having a heart attack at 17?

Very unlikely: There are some unusual heart problems that can cause heart attacks in young people, like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, but quite uncommon. ...Read more

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What is a good way for a heart attack patient be transported?

What is a good way for a heart attack patient be transported?

Quickly// variable: Aspirin
oxygen
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

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How good is a cardiolite study for detecting potential heart attack?

How good is a cardiolite study for detecting potential heart attack?

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

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I am 31 yrs old good health so what could cause my right neck to hurt could it be a heart attack?

Neck pain: Neck pain would be an unusual presentation for heart attack especially in a 31year old. There are many causes of neck pain, perhaps the most common is lying on a couch with the head bent, and then a legion of others in addition. ...Read more

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Is toprol (metoprolol) XR a good med to take for someone who had a heart attack?

Is toprol (metoprolol) XR a good med to take for someone who had a heart attack?

It can be: It can be a good medicine to take, but only your doctor knows for sure. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possible: Smoking itself is a risk factor for heart attacks. Quitting smoking is important for your health for many reasons. If you are having chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack, go to ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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Is an EKG a good diagnosis tool for heart attack?

Is an EKG a good diagnosis tool for heart attack?

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

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I had an EKG a week ago that looked good. Is it likely to have a heart attack after a recent clear ekg?

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

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Could I have s heart attack if my heart is fine and is good checked by doctors and blood tests are good.?

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

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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?

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?

Silent MI: A heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) sometimes can occur without pain (silent MI). Your doctor can counsel you on maintaining your health and strategy to prevent a recurrence. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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If I got good blood lipid profile result, is it possible to get heart attack or suffering from angina.

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

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How good is an ECG combined with a 24h Holter in detecting a previous heart attack, both overt and silent?

How good is an ECG combined with a 24h Holter in detecting a previous heart attack, both overt and silent?

ECG: ECG would likely show an evidence of previous heart attack and Holter monitor would only show arrhythmias. If you want to be sure about heart disease you should either get a stress test or cardiac catheterization. But considering your age the probability is low. ...Read more

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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?

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

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