I had blood thinners a prescribed to prevent stroke and heart attacks. Why do nsaids pose such a high risk for heart disease?

Side effects. Nsaid's can clearly increase blood pressure, the number one risk of stroke or heart attack, but could also adversely interact with your stroke preventative meds, and compromise value. Some prior drugs in this class have been so toxic that they have been removed from the market.

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Brother, cousins n uncle all had heart attacks before 30 mum n dad have heart disease I'm obese lack of activity since surgery 11/2011 am I high risk?

Yes. You get maximum points for risk factors, start with loosing wait, quit smoking, and increase daily physical activity. Good luck. Read more...
Heart attack. Yes, you are at an extremely high risk. Even if you were not obese you would be at high risk for heart disease given your family history. Add in obesity and your risk is even higher. You should see a cardiologist and have a full work up done. Read more...

High risk for heart disease- what supplements should I take to help prevent it? My dad had CHF my mom just found out she has blockages in neck, im 26.

Reduce risk factors. Your best option is to reduce your risk factors.Make sure to keep your cholesterol low, exercise do not smoke or drink. Check your blood pressure at least once a year and eat healthy. Read more...
Lifestyle changes. things you can do to change your future - exercise daily, maintain optimal weight; know your blood pressure and cholesterol levels - keep them good. wear your seat belt. In 10-15 years, you can get a coronary calcium score to see how you are doing - if you have early signs of buildup - then Aspirin and specific lipid therapies may be warranted. we may have better genetic testing in 10-15 years. Read more...

Cirohsis and heart disease, taking blood thinner for heart...can I get my wisdom tooth (extreme pain)extracted and what precautions do I take?

Med Q General. You haves complex history so discuss with all your physicians ... Simple medicines such as paracetamol or Naproxen may interact with your prescription medications and your medical conditions. Read more...
Yes. co-ordinate with your doctor and or hematologistwhen your blood thinner is going to be stopped and whether you will need short term anticougulant. Read more...

My grandfather had a heart attack & Indians are at high risk. I'm 22 -- is there an evidence based protocol to avoiding heart disease? Diet/exercise?

It is good to keep. family history in mind but most people have relatives who have had cardiac problems. Lifestyle is a major factor. After your doc has ruled out any medical conditions you can see a nutritionist for a health diet to fit your body. You might also get a micronutrient test from Spectracell lab in TX. Peace and good health. Read more...

The installation of an IVC filter is all that is needed to avoid most heart attacks, strokes and PE's if there is a history of familial heart disease?

No way;can only trap. large clots traveling from leg & pelvis veins from proceeding to right heart & lungs. Heart attacks & strokes result from clots in arteries leaving left heart, including supplying heart muscle itself. Most are without symptoms, due to plaque rupture or clots from left atria (rarely ventricle), occur without warning. Setup is atherosclerosis, LDL-P, HbA1c & Systolic BP not ?, Large-HDL-P not ?, etc. Read more...

Is lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 blood test better predictor of heart disease, heart attacks and stokes than myeloperoxidase (mpo) in men?

No, Different Issues. Mpo tends to reflect more active/prone to rupture vulnerable plaque activity, whereas lpla2 a protein on LDL particles which correlates with ?ed atherogenicity. Keep in mind artery ds typically begins age 7, ; earlier. Measured ldl, large hdl, hba1c ; BP are bigger issues. Many other biomarkers, like the ones you mentioned, also involved ; less important. Illusions of high tech often marketed. Read more...