I had 4bypasses.2light heart attack. And just had a difibulator. Now im having trouble breathing. And im only 40 years old.?
Need to check heart. Any person with a history of bad heart disease, who now gets breathing symptoms or anything else that could be a heart attack symptom, has to go to his doctor or the E.R. To be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. There will be some false alarms, but as the saying goes, "better safe than sorry".
ECHOCARDIOGRAM. Obviously you have quit smoking if you previously were. If previous smoker need pft./cat thorax 2 acess copd. Also need echocardiogram. The fact that a defibrillator was placed indicates that the ejection faction was 35%or less which obviously means that the heart attacks you have suffered in the past have been very significant enough to drop your ejection fraction from a normal of 50-75% to <36%.
See doctor... Shortness of breath can be caused by a life-threatening problem so you need to be seen by a doctor asap, today! go to the er if your doctor can't see you right away! the cause can be cardiac, especially with your history, but there are many, many non-cardiac causes as well. Please see a doctor today so that the diagnosis can be made and treatment given today!
What to do if I had a major heart attack and I am 44 years old I have to have a pace maker and a defibrillator put in?
MI, ICD. With your combination of problems, you should have received instruction about your status and diet, exercise, not smoking, lots of medications and how to maximize your chances of length and quality of life. Look at this site and read as much as possible: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/coronaryarterydisease.html. Read more...
Had a heart attack in july. Had an echo after 3.5 months. EF was 35%. not improved.1 v-fib of 5 beats. Says I need defibrillator. Do I?
Yes! More than 3 months out from MI without improvement and V.Fib episodes are certainly indications for an AICD. Sounds like your Cardiologist knows what he/she is doing. I'd trust the Physicians judgement. If not then please get a Timely second opinion. Sudden Cardiac Death is no joke! Wish you well! Read more...
What benefit does the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator give to patients who have had a cardiac arrest or heart attack?
It may prevent death. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (icds) are used to treat ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, which if untreated, may cause a fatal cardiac arrest. Icds can often quickly treat these conditions before permanent brain or heart damage can be done. Icds are not used to treat or prevent heart attacks, which are a "plumbing" issue. Read more...