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Avatar n tn Arthur Agatston taking daily aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke. Recent research has shed new light on this. Indeed, mounting evidence reported in a number of leading medical journals now suggests that if you’re healthy and not at significant risk for a heart attack, you should not be taking aspirin preventively. That’s because the studies show that aspirin doesn’t reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in healthy people.
Avatar m tn I thought I had a mild heart attack after bending down to get kitty toys off floor. First felt nausea, pain in jaw. Heart thomping so bad that I had to lay down and not move. I also took aspirin.
Avatar m tn Arthur Agatston taking daily aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke. Recent research has shed new light on this. Indeed, mounting evidence reported in a number of leading medical journals now suggests that if you’re healthy and not at significant risk for a heart attack, you should not be taking aspirin preventively. That’s because the studies show that aspirin doesn’t reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in healthy people.
Avatar n tn For patients without established heart disease who are taking aspirin, I recommend a baby aspirin. For patients with a previous heart attack, I recommend 325 mg. For patients with intermediate levels of cardiac risk, I usually recommend 2 baby aspirins.
Avatar f tn The EKG shows the heart rhythm. If a heart attack has occurred, the heart rhythm will be off and will show on the EKG. The important thing is to find out how much damage the heart attack did. If the heart attack was a big heart attack, I am sure that you would have known it. People can have small heart attacks and not have any symptoms or brush it off as indigestion. Usually, if the person has chest pains or discomfort for 30 minutes, it is best to see a doctor.
Avatar f tn I am on Plavix for my Heart Attack and my husband is on Coumadin for a blood clot he had 3 years ago 1 month after he had broken his ankle and had to have surgery. I say he should be off the Coumadin already. He went back to work full time after the broken ankle and also lost 60 lbs. He says the Plavix is just as bad.
Avatar m tn I'm not a doctor, but I understand people can be having a heart attack and still have a normal or near normal blood pressure. Heart attacks in women don't always include the same/typical symptoms as they do in men. Also, it's fairly common in women that symptoms of a heart attack come and go--so just because the clear up doesn't mean you're not having a heart attack. Better safe than sorry, right? I would seek medical attention immediately. First, take a 325 mg.
Avatar m tn Indeed, mounting evidence reported in a number of leading medical journals now suggests that if you’re healthy and not at significant risk for a heart attack, you should not be taking aspirin preventively. That’s because the studies show that aspirin doesn’t reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in healthy people. Furthermore, the potential risk of a cerebral hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers outweighs any heart benefits the aspirin might provide.
Avatar m tn Thanks for the advice, Oh! I forgot to mention I was taking 81mg of aspirin before my heart attack, but the cardiologist changed that to 325mg of aspirin. I think I will talk to my doctor about that medication because my medication is no longer working my blood pressure yesterday was 212/130 heart rate 69 I hope this gets better.
Avatar n tn Now I would only take aspirin if I felt that I was having another heart attack. The latest precaution about Plavix is to not take omeprazole with it (Prilosec, Prevacid or Nexium). Hope that helps, but you really need a cardiologist.
Avatar n tn We questioned this as he had placed two stents at the time of his first heart attack, but he said the new thinking was to stop the plavix after one year. He did no further testing or anything. My husband now has CHF and has been hospitalized several times since March 08 for things such as rapid heart beat (150), irregular heart beat for which he went through cardioversion and several times for pulmonary edema. He is now back on plavix - we have so many questions about this.
Avatar n tn Recurrent Heart Attack or Angina Another use of aspirin is for the prevention of heart attacks in people who have suffered either a previous heart attack or who suffer from unstable angina. A regimen of aspirin for people who already had a previous heart attack reduced the risk of a second heart attack by about one-third. In patients suffering from unstable angina, the risk was reduced by 51 percent. Aspirin can prevent first heart attack and stroke in individuals with angina.
Avatar f tn If you really did have a heart attack in the past, most cardiologists would recommend aspirin, assuming your stomach can tolerate it, as well as a cholesterol-lowering medication.
Avatar n tn I had heart attack in Oct 2008, since then my leg kills after walking only a short distance, what can it be? I had a vascular study done and there was no pressure what is that? In the am I take aspirin, lisinipril, calcium, metropolol, zantac,methimizole, and plavix could any of these be causing it? In the PM I take calcium, metropolol, zantac, and lipitor(40) could this be doing it?
Avatar n tn At a routine visit to the Dr the ekg showed I had had a mild heart attack. I remember when it happened but thought it was a bad case of heartburn with chest pain and feeling very sick to my stomach. It last about 10 min. A ct scan was done with no damage to my heart, but am I likely to have another one? I am a 59 yr old female with high blood pressure but not overweight. Thanks...
Avatar m tn I am a 60 year old male post heart attack 16 months ago. My heart attack was in the LAD and a stent was inserted. This week I had a ct scan with contrasting dye. There were no new blockages and no soft plague, however there is a blood clot in area of the apex where the scar tissue is from the MI . My dr. said there was nothing that could be done about it because at this far out from my heart attack the chances of the clot moving are very low.
Dog I had a heart attack and I am taking aspirin 325mg can I use walgreens brand,and which one do I need?
Avatar m tn I have a tendency for anxiety attacks.. Almost like a heart attack symtoms. I had a doctor give me atenolol 5 years ago and eventually cut it down to 25mg a day. Tried to get off it with doctors approval and had some problems.. Heart doctor put me back on atenolol and increased it to 50 as well as statins 40 mg at bed time. He also increased my aspirin regimen to 325. My collesteral is 192, LDL is 92, HDL is 75. Since I started on this new regimen I have gained about 12 lbs.
Avatar n tn I am taking one tablet each of atorvastatin 10 mg in the night and aspirin 75 mg. in the afternoon. Both being heart attack preventive medicines, is it right to take two medicines for the same cause in a day. Kindly advice. I recently suffered acidity problem and treated in ICU.
Avatar m tn Anyone who has had a heart attack should take a daily low dose of aspirin to prevent another attack, unless they are in the 1 or 2% of the adult population who can't take aspirin because of one of these reasons: •Liver or kidney disease •Peptic ulcer or other intestinal disease •Intestinal bleeding or other bleeding problems •Allergy to aspirin •Use of alcohol The daily dose of aspirin recommended to deter a repeat heart attack is quite low, namely 81 mg.
Avatar n tn So much depends on how well he has controlled his diabetes during the years before the heart attack, how well he is controlling the diabetes NOW, how his cholesterol levels have been, his diet, his exercise, etc. We are individual humans and no two people are alike.
Avatar n tn re female, these could be symptoms of a heart attack. Women can feel subtle discomfort, different than the typical movie heart attack - clutch your chest and collapse. Did the Tums help at all? Doesn't sound like they did much if you still have pain in your back, pressure in your throat and headache. No one wants to hang out in a hospital but if it's a blockage in one of your arteries, then time is muscle. The longer you wait, the greater damage to your heart. Don't be embarrassed.
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Avatar n tn How big is the dose of aspirin you take, 75mg isnthe dose people often take to reduce heart attack and stroke risk, any more and you maybe risking stomach problems. My doctor told me not to take aspirin at all ( even though I worry about my own chest pains) as it's an acid and can cause all kinds of problems with the stomach. I think you should speak to your doctor before taking anything like aspirin regularly, it's best to have a professional opinion.
Avatar n tn I had a quadruple bypass (no heart attack) five years ago. I take 325mg coated aspirin daily, 40mg Lipitor and 10 mg Altace. I have degenerative disc disease and my back is painful much of the time. Tylenol doesn't give much relief. Can I take up to six regular strength coated aspirin a day without disturbing the cardiovascular benefit of my daily dose or endangering myself in any other way? If not, can you suggest what I could take for pain management?