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Is there any way to tell if someone died of a heart attack without an autopsy?

Is there any way to tell if someone died of a heart attack without an autopsy?

No: An electrocardiogram or bloodwork or imaging may make the diagnosis certain before death. Otherwise, a variety of illnesses from pulmonary thromboembolization to collapsed lung to pneumonia to homicidal poisoning can mimic it. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Autopsy (Definition)

An autopsy is an examination of an individual after death to ascertain the cause of death. It can be a complete examination of all organs or a focussed examination of one (or several) organ(s). It may involve gross examination (features obvious to the naked eye) as well as microscopic examination of dissected tissues. The results are often released in the form ...Read more

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My mother recently died from a heart attack while having a stroke during dialysis. How could this be?

My mother recently died from a heart attack while having a stroke during dialysis. How could this be?

Not sure: Not sure what happened. Heart attack can cause a stroke but not the other way around. You should talk to her doctor who may be able to give you the most likely chain of events. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Stroke (Checklist)

Walk safely
20 Min, 2x day, forever
Stretch spastic muscles
10 Min, Daily, forever
Work with a rehabilitation professional
3x week
See your rehabilitation doctor
Monthly
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I have sporatic heart area pain, tightness during stressful situations and as I am engaged in sex for the past 3 weeks. I am 58 years old, my brother at 57 just died of a heart attack, mio-infarction and my father died of a massive stroke 5 years ago.

Hello. : Hello. Chest pain and tightness can occur as a physiologic response to anxiety. However with your strong family history, it would be worth it to have a comprehensive evaluation to include an ekg and blood work, if you haven't done so. Take care. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Stroke (Checklist)

If it is acute, get diagnosis and treatment.
once
If it is due to neuroplastic processes (chronic) do the following:
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Focus on positive thoughts and imagery (What gets fired gets wired.).
hourly, while awake
Replace negative thoughts, feelings and sensations with positive ones.
hourly, while awake
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What can you do to tell the difference in a heart attack & a stroke?

What can you do to tell the difference in a heart attack & a stroke?

Heart attack: A stroke is to the brain what a heart attack is to the heart. You could call a stroke a brain attack. They don't clinically look alike because losing brain tissue causes neurologic symptoms and heart attack causes heart symptoms like pain and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell a stroke apart from heart attack?

What can you do to tell a stroke apart from heart attack?

Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia both have some common risk! smoking obesity high blood pressure diabetes hyperlipemia prevention is best. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Stroke (Checklist)

Relearn to do things that are important to you
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Make sure stroke work up is complete to avoid 2nd
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Watch for focal seizures if cortical stroke
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Keep BP and glucose in normal range
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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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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more

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