Heart attack diet

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Avatar f tn Hi Chas715 Can you speak to the doctor who originally said you might need a bypass and ask him what is the reason for delay or holding back on doing it? Sorry that you feel they never listened to you before the heart attack. :-( What else could you do? Is there a chance to change doctors? Or find a way to get them to communicate more clearly to you? I'm no expert but i think people must feel helpless at times, especially when these people are seen to be 'experts'.....
Avatar f tn That's easy for your doctor to say, since he didn't have a heart attack! I'm curious as to what your diet is. Do you eat store bought crappy food with lots of additives, do you use the microwave oven (lots of free radicals are eaten thanks to microwaved foods) and eat 'low fat' foods? Do you eat at fast food places? Do you use cheap vegetable oils when you cook? Are you a vegetarian or vegan? All these things can contribute to heart attacks or worse.
Avatar f tn i was just googling my symptoms and found these symptoms linked again and again with heart attacks I was wondering if you think this could have actually been a heart attack. I dont really like doctors, and hate feeling like a time waster. I would just like your opinion on what you think this may have been. Thankyou.
Avatar n tn Hi Judy- very interesting question. You have mentioned several issues and I will address them separately. 1. Stress cardiomyopathy (CM)/"heart attack" - We see this quite often. Stress CM has several other names - "Tako Tsubo"/"broken heart"/apical-ballooning CM. It refers to a condition where (mostly) women develop chest pain after suffering some sort of emotional or physical stress, and the EKG and blood work suggest a significant heart attack.
2005895 tn?1327721790 my 14 y.o. niece is suffering from panic attack or anxiety attack. she has a history of malingering when she was 5 y.o. as a result of her parents separation. my question is, is this forever? shes taking exulten a muscle relaxant. shes banned to take caffeinated food or drinks. sometimes she ate white chocolate. she said lately that before her attack she'll feel sudden thinning of her breathing.. thin air and short air and chest pain. im a bit confuse why her doctors..
Avatar f tn fariha u have alot learning abt heart .me also suffered fem heart attack and have blockage of main artery and also blessed by ALLAH having natural bypass butt doctors still recommend me bypass surgery.i m not willing for this.is it possible by medicines??
Avatar n tn My mother died at age 66 of a massive heart attack. Is it possible that this episode is a symptom of heart disease or a pre curser to a heart attack? I should also mention that during rest I felt fine. When I was up moving around or moving my left arm is when I felt the pain. Also during the beginning of the attack it was very hard to take a deep breath. This would make the pain worse. If this was a heart attack or a symptom of one what steps should I take now that I am feeling ok?
Avatar f tn who is associated with the Cleveland Clinic and read about his take on diet, cholesterol, and your chances of a heart attack. Since you've already had one heart attack you should be learning much more about what you can do to prevent another one. With the few numbers you gave here, at age 48, your chance of a heart attack was at least 3% over 10 years. That means 1 in 33. Someone makes up that 1 in 33. Read up, see what steps you can take to reduce your future risk.
1688079 tn?1305854113 I have taken the same drug for several years now for blood pressure and to aid in preventing a heart attack. The sad part is I have become very dependent on it. I can't seem to function even one day without. I would certainly talk to your doctor to get all the answers you need.
362249 tn?1441315018 Most insurance companies cover the costs of a dietician's services following a heart attack. Education is the key to heart health. Changes of diet are essential to good heart health after a heart attack. I've changed my diet, lost over 50 pounds. It isn't difficult at all to give up fast food. After abstaining from it for a short period of time, fast food loses appeal in a hurry, and believe me, a healthy diet is food that can taste good, be very satisfying.
Avatar m tn I also take lisinopril, and pepcid and iron because being on blood thinners at my age it caused other issues. I have had several issues with vasalvega sincope since my heart attack I just pass out.. My heart rate drops in the 40 at night and it wakes me up. I dont sleep well anymore. My life is really changed. I have been fighting being depressed and angry and frustrated because before heart attack I took no pills now I take 10 a day.
Avatar m tn or are you questioning risks of heart attack from the procedure? or are you asking how to lower risks of heart attack in general? In case the latter is the question, which I'm guessing, then lowering risks of heart attack are.... Medication, such as daily aspirin to reduce clotting. Healthy diet, low in fats. Regular exercise. Low emotional stress levels. Have blood cholesterol levels checked every year to ensure they are lower than average.
Avatar f tn His first heart attack was when he was 44 yrs old. He also had SCD 3 yrs ago but was shocked back to life and had a defibulator/pacemaker inserted in his chest.I had a heart attack 3 weeks ago which really surprised me. I thought it was supra ventricular tachticardia which happens to post menopausal women.I waited an hour before going to the ER. I have great bp...usually 125/something low...ha ha...and normal bad cholesterol of 130.
Avatar n tn The best therapy following a stent implant is continue with good diet, some exercise, etc. Apparently the heart attack didn't cause any permanent damage. I had a similar experience about 6 years ago and was in ICU with congested heart failure. I was not restricted from any exercise.
746354 tn?1232935083 "Mild" heart attack 18 Sept 08 - Angioplasty left circumflex. I quit Doc perscribed Lipitor on 1 Dec 08 and began daily doses: aspirin and several vitamin/supplements such as coq10, omega3 fishoil, multi vit, vit C etc. along w/healthy diet and 30 min cardio workout 5 days/week. Cut smokes from 20+/day to 3/day. Still can't seem to shake fatigue though , that I've had since recovery began over 4 months ago!! Thoughts????
Avatar n tn I recently had a heart attack and had a stent put in. I've quit smoking, am very active and eat a pretty healthy diet and I'm 56 years old. How does my life expectancy compare to the "average"? This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Heart-Disease/Life-expectancy-after-heart-attack-and-stent-/show/1983202">Life expectancy after heart attack and stent </a>.
907968 tn?1292622204 I took a look through the "diet" related forums but they seem to be geared toward specific diets rather than generalized questions on diets and foods. So, unless someone can point me to a good diet forum where this question would be a better fit then I'll see where I can go here... looking for the benefits of Salmon/fish oil and because I love fish I have been purchasing a "family pack" of "Farm Raise Atlantic Salmon Fillets".
Avatar m tn I had a heart cath done and they found a 30% blockage in one of my arteries (one that supplies 40% of the blood to your heart). I'm only 43 and was told this is not good at this young of an age. Was told that they need to treat the risk factors and hope the blockage does not rupture and cause a heart attack. I guess I don't understand why they wouldn't clear that blockage while they had the chance. Now all I do is worry about when I'm going to have a heart attack.
Avatar m tn Can being really underweight cause CAD , heart attack and other heart problems.
328381 tn?1269364102 Things like diet and exercise have alot to do with how well your heart ages. How much damage your heart suffered during your other heart attack also plays a significant role in how well it responds to treatment as well. I know several people that suffered a heart attack and have done very well with no additional problem for 20 to thirty years as of this writing.
Avatar n tn Is this heart related? Does the ICD prevent him from another heart attack, or could it hurt him in the event? Worried...
Avatar n tn A heart attack damages heart muscle and the muscle impairment reduces contractility and the cardiac output is reduced. The measurement to determine cardiac output reduced by heart muscle damage is estimating with an echo test the voulme of blood pumped out with each heartbeat. The EF (ejection fraction) is the calculation and that calculation is the amount of blood pumped out in terms of a fraction. Your dad's EF is 25-30%. Normal is 55-75% and heart failure is below 29%.