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What are the risk factors of a 58 years female patient who survived from massive heart attack (ami) followed by angioplasty (ptca) and cardiac arrest?

AMI. Those questions need to be asked of the patient's physicians. In general what you describe suggests serious damage was likely done during the heart attack, but that can't be known from here. The state of the coronary bed and the myocardial function likewise. Best to discuss with the physician(s) who know this patient best rather than generalize. Read more...

Mother 58 yr heart attack. Within 7 hrs angioplasty LAD for 100% block. After 12hrs cardic arrest. Then ventrilation. Cpk 389 now consious. Will survive?

She has already sur- Vived but in such situations can have another attack or some other complications. Your cardiologist will be the person to discuss it with. I am hopeful she'll do well as she is rather young. Good luck. Read more...

Can a 30 year old have cardiac arrest & a heart attack I just won't too now?

Unusual but yes. This would be pretty unusual, but can occur. Some people have congenital abnormalities that can cause this. Additionally, use of stimulants such as Cocaine and methamphetamine scan cause this. Occasionally, we see patients who have very accelerated coronary disease- there is often a family history of early heart attacks. Read more...
Yes. Younger patients can have heart attacks and cardiac arrest. The reason may be coronary disease (same as older patient) but also may include congenital coronary abnormality, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, viral cardiomyopathy, right ventricular dysplasia. The frequency of heart attack and cardiac arrest in a 30-year-old is much less than it would be in an older patient. Read more...