What is a mild heart attack defined as?

Mild. Minimal elevation of troponin, no hemodynamic compromise, no st elevation, preservation of ejection fraction, no wall motion abnormality on echocardiogram or in ventriculogram, no lethal arrythmia.
Less damage. Mild means that only a small part of the heart muscle is lost so that the effect on a patient's performance is minimal. This is still dangerous however; arrhythmias that can be lethal can occur in any size heart attack. Now that we have cardiac alerts at hospitals early intervention is reducing the amount of heart damage that occurs with most heart attacks.

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Can a mild heart attack be traced after it's over?

Yes, depends. Some residual ekg or echo evidence can show. The blood tests are transient. Cardiac cath and lv gram can also invasively show. Read more...

My husband is only 22 and already suffered a mild heart attack! How can he best avoid that from happening again?

Go to a doctor. He would need. Comprehensive cardiac risk evaluation and aggressive medical treatment to avoid a repeat event. A heart healthy diet, participation in cardiac rehab would also be important. If he smokes has to quit. If heavy needs to lose weight. There are standard medical treatments for this scenario and ideally he should have been evaluated and treated at the time of hs original event. Read more...
Heart attack. Risk factor modification is the best way- if pertinent, blood pressure control, diabetes control, cholesterol management, diet, exercise and stop smoking, again if pertinent. Family history is a factor that cannot be modified. Read more...

I'm 37 years old thought perfect health atleast I thought and I had a mild heart attack. Is my life over as I know it. I was prescribed 6 different med?

No, as long as. You manage your risk factors and adapt your expectations. Work closely with your doctor. This is a wake-up call to radically improve your lifestyle behaviors. If you have not already do so, you may want to look at the work of dean ornish in using lifestyle changes to reverse heart disease. (google his name). It may not suit you but inform your cardiologist if you decide to adopt his approach. Read more...
No. It just means looking after yourself more and visiting a doctor more often. Depending on any blockages, you may need surgery to help get oxygen to the heart. If you smoke, you absolutely must stop. Staying active, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating right are all important. Read more...

What might make ankles swell on a male of normal weight--had a mild heart attack 2 yrs ago and takes medicine?

Ankles. Since you already said you had a mi the ankles swelling could be from the medications you are on. Many have side effect of swelling. Would also have circulation to legs checked. Read more...
Several. Heart failure renal failure low proteins sedentary, dependent lifestyle should get full history and exam and some testing. Read more...

My brother have a mild Heart Attack this past year. His specialist said to him. That my his heart has a small tear. How dangerous is?

Clarify. That would be an unusual observation. Plaque, plaque dissection, disruption, clotting would be more common comments. Obstruction of the coronary artery is the usual cause of a heart attack. Survival is GOOD! Knowing current functional status, and modifying life factors are important. Stop smoking, EXERCIZE, weight control. Read more...

If someone has experienced a mild heart attack, what symptoms would they notice when attempting an aerobically intense activity such as jogging?

Chest pain. Chest pain is the typical symptom of heart attack. Other symptoms include dizziness and lightheadedness, and sometime nausea and abdominal pain, although hard to distinguish from symptoms of jogging. If they are occurring at levels of exercise lower than you usually tolerate, think about it. But chest pain is not a sign of exercise and should be addresses. Read more...
Be MD cleared first. If you had a heart attack, you should go through monitored cardiac rehab prior to resuming intense exercise. Also you should have a stress test. Some patients after a heart attack may have residue under persuaded muscle. Be safe and be cleared by your md prior to intense exercise. Read more...
Get cleared and be a. If you think you may have suffered a mild heart attack by all means get examined and make sure you are not at risk for a bigger one or that something can't be done to save further muscle that might be at risk. Once cleared you should start a gradual resumption of aerobic exercise and coordinate with a cardiac rehab specialist in your area. . Read more...
Hopefully. Nothing cardiac or shouldn't be doing it. Read more...

I recently had a mild heart attack, and haven't been feeling well since. What kind of questions should I ask my cardioligist when I see her wednesday?

Hfeart attack. Discuss exactly how you feel. Describe it the best you can and ask why you are feeling that way. Read more...
Heart attack recover. A heart attack is like a bruise. It takes time to heal. Ask about the chance of recurrence (based on your family history, blood pressure etc). How safe is it to exercise again? What side effects should you watch for regarding your medications? When (if applicable) should you have any cardiac rechecks? Should you have Nitroglycerin at home if recurs? Do you have pad? (periph art dz) ; how to treat? Read more...

Does angina usually follow a heart attack? I'm a male in his 40's who had a mild heart attack a few months ago. Ever since I have been having frequent to infrequent angina attacks. Is this normal following a mild heart attack?

It . It depends on how much atherosclerosis you have, how your heart attack was treated, your current medication regimen, and how active you are. You should tell your doctor about the circumstances surrounding your angina attacks, so he/she can determine whether you are adequately treated or whether more needs to be done. Angina occurs when there is reduced blood flow to the heart muscle during increased stress or activity. Some angina might be expected after a heart attack, particularly if you have lots of atherosclerosis and are fairly active. On the other hand, if your angina is provoked easily or even at rest, this is concerning and you should be evaluated immediately. Keep in mind that angina can also improve or completely resolve as time passes and the heart develops new blood vessels called 'collaterals.'. Read more...