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My mother had a heart attack 37, shes 47, now with chf. Should I get screened?

Absolutely. Yes, you should have an evaluation by your physician. In addition to asking about any symptoms you might experience, your physician will evaluate for risk factors you may have for heart disease. Identifying and controlling risk factors is the best way to protect your cardiac health. Ask your family physician for a thorough cardiac risk assessment. Read more...
Annual physical. Please see your primary care physician to discuss this issue. Screening for heart disease is based on your age, family history, your medical history and lifestyle habits. Read more...

My mother had a heart attack and needed stents. It runs in the family. Should I see my doctor about additional precautions to exercise like medicine?

Prevention. You might want to talk to your doctor about prevention of heart disease. Steps you can take include not using tobacco, maintaining normal weight, eating a Mediterranean diet ( emphasis on fruits, vegetables, olive oil, whole grains, lean protein), regular aerobic exercise, adequate rest. Read more...
Be aware. Family history of heart disease is one of many risk factors and is more important if your mother was young (before age 55) when she needed stents placed. You should have a full risk assessment including blood pressure and cholesterol measurements to be sure other risk factors are under control and just be aware that you may be at higher risk and avoid tobacco use. Read more...

My mother recently died from a heart attack while having a stroke during dialysis. How could this be?

Not sure. Not sure what happened. Heart attack can cause a stroke but not the other way around. You should talk to her doctor who may be able to give you the most likely chain of events. Read more...
Not sure. Too many factors to answer directly. Stroke and heart attack are usually separate events. Dialysis increases risk of both. Read more...

What are my dad's risks if his mother died of a heart attack at 39 (his age now) and he has extremely low cholesterol (74:42) and high BP?

Hard to say. When there is heart disease at an early age that does tend to increase the risk of heart disease in offspring. That is a risk factor that you cannot modify but to work on the ones you can. This is something you can discuss with your doctor, 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...

Doctor's opinion? My mother told me she is having pain in her teeth, her neck and in her left arm and says it could be a heart attack?

Believe her. Your mother probably knows her risks and what her doctor is treating and knows what she can expect. It is better to over treat or have leniency in our belief in these patients as time is of the essence in treatment and prevention. Get ems and send her to ed. Gather all info while waiting, all her meds, known conditions and allergy, ready for the ems. Read more...