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Dr. Eric Toloza
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
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What is the widowmaker heart attack survival rate?

Dr. Eric Toloza
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
25 years in practice
847K people helped
What is the widowmaker heart attack survival rate?

Usually low: Because the left main coronary artery feeds two of the three main coronary arteries of your heart ... So a left main coronary blockage will cause a heart attack of two thirds of your heart, including most of the left ventricle ... ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. William Wright
Board Certified, Cardiology
31 years in practice
44K people helped
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What's the survival rate on someone that has a heart attack and receives cpr?

Dr. William Wright
Board Certified, Cardiology
31 years in practice
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What's the survival rate on someone that has a heart attack and receives cpr?

Depends: How long did they receive cpr? How long before the rhythm was restored? ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Bart Denys
Board Certified, Cardiology
34 years in practice
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What you should do for survival incase of heart attack when you are all alone & without medicine or assistace?

Dr. Bart Denys
Board Certified, Cardiology
34 years in practice
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What you should do for survival incase of heart attack when you are all alone & without medicine or assistace?

Heart attack: First you need good luck! you may try to give a series of sharp, hard coughs. Theoretically, this increases blood pressure to the coronary arteries temporarily, and may aid in dislodging a flow obstructing blood clot. I will finish with may usual advice: prevent so you don't need to fix! ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Board Certified, Cardiology
26 years in practice
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How high does your heart rate need to be before you get a heart attack?

Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Board Certified, Cardiology
26 years in practice
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How high does your heart rate need to be before you get a heart attack?

Not related: A heart attack can occur at any heart rate if there is a blood clot in the artery or a blockage. If there is a severe narrowing than a higher heart rate will increase the risk of a heart attack as the demand of a higher heart rate would out strip the supply. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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My heart rate is 120 but I haven't done anything but shower this morning. Even when I sit down it feels fast. I'm only 17 & scared of heart attack?

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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My heart rate is 120 but I haven't done anything but shower this morning. Even when I sit down it feels fast. I'm only 17 & scared of heart attack?

See Dr: Heart attack unlikely in your age group, but thyroid or other medical issue causing rapid heart rate more likely. Need evaluated by your Dr and likely blood work and an EKG to start to sort things out. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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How high does your heart rate need to be to have a heart attack?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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No simple answer: If your arteries have no blockage, then there is no heart rate that will cause a heart attack. The more blocked the arteries, the lower the hr needed to outstrip the blood supply. There are other factors too, like presence/absence of anemia, hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, (wall thickening), and contractility which determine how much blood the heart is using and needs. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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What is triggering heart rate for a heart attack?

Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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What is triggering heart rate for a heart attack?

Heart rate: Does not trigger heart attacks.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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If weed increases you heart rate how come a heart attack doesn't happen? Just wondering

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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If weed increases you heart rate how come a heart attack doesn't happen? Just wondering

Weed: Heart attack is a multifactorial event. If weed was a common cause of heart attack, Bill Maher probably wouldn't be pushing it to be legalized. ...Read more

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Dr. Aurea Tomeski
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
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My heart rate is usually 60-70 today it's been between 90-100 why? Could this be a sign of heart attack

Dr. Aurea Tomeski
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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My heart rate is usually 60-70 today it's been between 90-100 why? Could this be a sign of heart attack

Tachycardia: Not necessarily. How long have you had it? Is it Persistent now.? Are you anxious? Do you have any infection? Do you have any other symptoms. Tachycardia can be due to many conditions including infection, anxiety Over active thyroid and heart problem. Please see your doctor if it is persistent and it is bothering you. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Could you have a normal pulse rate during a heart attack?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Could you have a normal pulse rate during a heart attack?

Yes: Pulse and blood pressure can be normal or also abnormal, that' s why we need additional testing to discern. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction is also known as Heart attack. 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


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