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What could be the cause of a female 69 yr old fall without blacking out female has a stent in her heart for a blockage. Has had 1 heart attack. Has had breast cancer within the last 5 yrs. An had a breast removed an has been tested for heart problems now

We . We just need more information here. If there was loss of consciousness, passing out, seizure disorder is one cause. Low blood pressure is another. A heart irregularity is a third. Too often we do not find the cause for an episode of so called syncope. Ask the doctors to find out what they discover. Read more...
Needs more work up . This could be related to her heart and less likely her breast cancer but there are many other causes of a fall without blacking out. Breast cancer is probably the least likely but metastases to the brain can happen and may cause stroke-like symptoms that could cause a fall without passing out. However, this really is unlikely. She needs further work up. Read more...

What effects do blood thinnershave in someone with brain cancer and a heart attack?

Prevent blood clots. Blood thinners are given to decrease the risk of clots forming in the vascular system.Heart attacks are caused by clots in the coronary arteries (blood vessels in the heart). People with cancer are at a higher risk than normal of forming clots in veins and arteries (hypercoagulable). People who have had a heart attack have a lower risk of early and late mortality if given aspirin (a blood thinner) Read more...

How can I protect myself from heart attack, cancers.......And diseases that lead to death?

Living LIfe. You do your best. You avoid smoking, drinking to excess. You keep your weight stable and exercise regularly. It is very common as you grow into adulthood to begin to realize how short life can be and how sudden life can end. Living an authentic life full of service and learning to love and forgive rather than judge and hate goes a very long way to finding joy. Read more...

If a person who is diabetic has a leg infection could that cause a heart attack?

Not directly. But systemic infection, tachycardia, fever, low blood pressure in the setting of atherosclerosis can cause a lot of bad things. Read more...
Diabetes. Yes. It sounds extreme, but in diabetes all illnesses can be more severe and harder to treat. Read more...
Yes. But it has everything to do with the diabetes and not the leg infection itself. With infections in diabetes, we tend to see other complications as well. Sometimes complications arise from poor diabetes (blood sugar) control. Diabetics are at higher risk for cardiovascular events than non diabetics. There is hope! taking medications, watching your diet, getting regular exercise, and pcp visits help. Read more...