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What factors put me at risk for a heart attack (myocardial infarction)?

A: there are some modifiable and non modifiable risk factors for MI.. modifiable risks include: lifestyle, stress, blood pressure, smoking, blood cholesterol levels.. obesity, lack of exercise and diabetes also contributes to having an MI non modifiable: gender, age, heredity...
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I thought that bth my father and uncle had died of heart attacks.?

A: There are numerous different types of heart attack all gathered together under the one banner - which is still correct, they are all heart attacks of one sort or another. Death certificates tend to be precise in their details and descibe the type of heart attack. One doctor was just a bit more thorough than the other when completing the certificate. Yes they did... There are different types of heart attack causes. ''Coronary artery thrombosis due to coronary artery atheroma.'' --- Coronary arteries are arteries supplying blood to the heart. Thrombosis is a blood clot...


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What's the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest?

A: heart attack is the lay person''s word for cardiac arrest which medical persons use heart attack: Occurs when the supply of blood and oxygen to the area of the heart muscle is blocked, usually by a clot in a coronary artery. Often this blockage leads to arrhythmia''s (irregular heartbeat) or rhythm. A severe decrease in the pumping function of the heart and may bring about sudden death.If the blockage is not treated within a few hours, the affected heart muscle will die and will be replaced by scar tissue. Cardiac arrest: More aptly called sudden cardiac arrest death, sudden cardiac arrest...


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When can I resume normal activities after a heart attack?

A: Most people make a full recovery after a heart attack (myocardial infarction). However, exactly when you can resume your normal activities, such as going back to work, depends on your own physical and psychological (mental) recovery. Support Going back to work Mental wellbeing Driving Travelling Sex Lifestyle changes Support Recovering from a heart attack will take time, so it''s important not to rush it. Healthcare professionals, such as physiotherapists and dieticians, are there to support you both...
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I have a medical question,what is the different between heart attack,angina , cardiac arest and cardiac asthma

A: ceprn is spot on. i''ll try and clarify just a little. angina = a medical term meaning a lack of oxygen to heart muscle. if the oxygen supply is restored then no permanent damage heart attack = myocardial infarction = where angina continues to a stage where actual death of heart muscle occurs. this is irreversible and the body fills the dead tissue with scar tissue forever leaving a weakness. this will depend in the amount of dead muscle and where the dead muscle is cardiac arrest = a condition where the heart stops pumping efficiently. usually meaning VF (ventricular fibrillation) where the main pumping chambers of...


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Is left arm pain and swelling a sign of a heart attack?

A: Yes it can be ,but just push your grandad off and shake your arm about , the circulation will soon come back ! Maybe yes, maybe no. If you''re concerned, go to the walk-in and get checked out. If you''re really concerned, go to the emergency room or call an ambulance. Yes, I think it can be. Whoever it is, they need to get to the ER right away. If you want a site that will tell you more, then go to www.mayoclinic.com. I hope this helps. Pain is a sign but not swelling. See a doctor. It is possible you have a blood flow blockage. this can also be caused by a blood clot (dvt) or infection septacemia, the best thing is to go to a&e and get it diagnosed pain is but not swelling, it could be a blood clot (dvt) but you really should see a doctor hi. I am an EMT, Not a doctor.

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Through what tests a heart attack can be identified Do the blood results vary at 15 minutes and 7 hrs of pain?

A: Cardiac enzymes rise over time in damage to heart muscle. The cardiologist confirms heart attack based on the following records. Medical history including symptoms, ECG, myocardial profusion tests (Stress tests), Echocardiogram, Nuclear ventriculography, Enzymes such as Creatine phosphokinase (CPK), CPK-MB, Troponin-sub units I or T (proteins involved in muscle contraction), Serum Myoglobin and Angiogram. Please see the webpages for more details on heart attack (myocardial infarction) yes, the blood level varies. Thats because u give Streptokinase, that dissolves the blood clot. Hello there !...


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Is it possible for someone to have a mild heart attack all day long?

A: No he is an asthmatic. Or he has bad allergies. he could have a nerve problem in his ribs or something they can''t it could be angina or lung problems or anxiety = if he had a heart attack, he would be in hospital by now =try not to worry A heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) results from either one of the vessels that take blood to the heart (coronary veins & arteries) 1. spasming closed (less likely) or more commonly getting plugged up with a fatty plaque. When this happens the heart muscle gets literally starved for oxygen & dies and can no longer contract efficiently. But,...


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Why do some people become paralyzed after a heart attack?

A: Depending on the extent of damage to the heart, there is unstable Angina (USA), and a little exertion can result in precipitation of Angina called as exertional angina. At the same time some patients experience attacks of vertigo and faintness. It takes 6 to 8 weeks for collaterals to develop in the heart, and psychological uplift is mandatory. Depending on the age and sex and risk factors involved it may take about 8 weeks to recover confidence and to lead a normal life. Because when you have a heart attack i believe your heart stops. Well if your heart stops blood wont go to all of your body therefore if your body...


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After a heart attack, is climbing stairs something that can be done or should be avoided.?

A: I believe light exercise is to be recommended but she would really need to take the advice of her cardiologist to be sure - obviously depends on seriousness of attack and her general health and fitness. Firstly, exercise is NOT bad for the heart it is the exact opposite. If your mother in law has had a heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI) diagnosed professionally she should have been referred to a Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist who will advise on exercise, diet etc. All patients post MI must be mobilising before discharge from hospital, Gentle exercise should be starte, gradually building up resistance. Walking is the best form...


 
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