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What happens if you have heart attack at hospital without PCI? And have to be flown 20mins to one that does? Can it be treated other ways?

Yes. Clot busting drugs, thrombolytics, can be given if a Cath lab is more than 30-60 minutes away. However, a 20 minute flight time is well within the time frame, that would allow one to get to lab in time for PCI without using thrombolytics. Curious why a 24 year old wud be asking this specific a question. Read more...

How likely is surviving a heart attack if you had it in the hospital?

High. Depends on the type of a heart attack and the size of heart muscle involment. Read more...
High. In for what? In surgery, spotted and taken care of. In cath lab or stress area or icu, very high cause folks are watching. In heart surgery, very high cause bypassing the blockages. Read more...

Am I able to work after a heart attack 2 years ago still have hospital appoiments?

Heart attack. The answer needs to come from the physicians with the most information about you and your status. There isn't adequate information here to make the judgment. Read more...

What is the time after a person suffering a heart attack that they need to be in the hospital?

ASAP. The time after symptoms begin is directly associated with the amount of scarring and damage. Heart tissue can withstand only short periods of time (minutes-hours) before tissue dies and scarring ensues. The amount of damage directly correlates with survival. The first 90 minutes after symptoms begin correlate with survival in acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing acute coronary interventi. Read more...

I went to the hospital about 1 or 2 weeks ago. I had heart attack symptoms but it had nothing to do with my heart. Could you please tell me what it is?

Detailed history . In cases where the symptoms are complex and the diagnosis is not straightforward, many clinicians would say that the most important step is detailed conversation with the patient to elucidate the history. Especially if some work up has already been done, a careful review of the story is the first step. Consider getting a consultation with a cardiologist in the office or here on HealthTap. . Read more...

Can severe hunger cause heart attack symptoms and can you survive a mild heart attack without a hospital visit?

No and Yes. Well... I guess kinda :) and yes people have survived heart attacks without going to the hospital. Although, I obviously wouldn't recommend it! ;) Read more...

How effective are clot busting drugs at stopping a heart attack and how fast do they work? My hospital has no PCI and need flying if you have attack

See below. Clot dissolving medication works quickly and if given within 2 hours of a heart attack can reduce early mortality by approximately 30%. Only patient with a transmural infarction(STMI)benefit. Non-STMI patients, if unstable, need angioplasty. Read more...

In the event of a heart attack, what's the best dosage and form of aspirin that someone could take immediately, before they go to the hospital?

4 x 81 mg chewable. Ems and er staff give patients with heart attack four 'baby' chewable Aspirin (81mg) to chew and swallow. A 'regular' 325mg Aspirin will work as long also, as long as it is chewed and swallowed. Read more...
Adult325 mg. Anyway, pill liquid rectal suppository if nauseated etc do not eat or drink anything else until problem resolved. Read more...