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I was refered to another dr who handles high risk pregnancy cause of my heart/he didn't say much but is delivery dangerous?

Heart problems. Delivery can be dangerous for any woman. If you have a heart condition, what you are at risk for varies with what condition you have. You need to speak with your doctor and high risk specialist. Read more...

Can right sided almost midline pain (feels like a pulled muscle) be a warning sign for a heart attack in a person at high risk?

Possibly. If one has such pain and there is a possibility it's cardiac pain...especially in a person with risk factors...the approach would be to take a full-size Aspirin (325 mg), chew and swallow it, call 911 and get to the hospital emergency dept. as quickly as possible. The aspirin, when chewed and swallowed, enters the blood stream, stopping platelets from forming a clot in coronary arteries. Read more...

I am 72 years old and had a heart attack in the recovery room six years ago after surgery. Am I now considered high risk for any further surgery?

Not necessarily. If you can pass a nuclear stress test on a treadmill or with certain medications like persantine or dobutamine if you can't perform on a treadmill, you can safely undergo surgery as a rule with certain precautions. Your cardiologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you,however. 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...