Heart attack prevention factors

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Avatar m tn Hello Your elevated cholesterol and LDL cholesterol place you at a higher risk for heart attack stroke and limb loss. These are likely a result of your diet and behavioral factors including sedentary lifestyle. The stress test is to evaluate the effects of stress and elevated blood pressure on your hearts function.
469720 tn?1388146349 Peripheral Vascular Disease and Cardiovascular Disease affects over 12 million people in the US and the most concerning aspect of that high number is that most people are not diagnosed early. Our ability to successfully manage the process is significantly improved when the conditions are diagnosed early. Early identification is improved when the public is informed about the risk factors and symptoms of the disease.
Avatar n tn (1) Concerning the Framingham 10-year Heart Risk Calculator, is it still viewed as an accurate screening tool, given all the other advances in heart disease prevention that has evolved since the Framingham study? (2) Although all of the modifiable risk factors, as a whole, are important, how would you rate the following risks, beginning with the most important, for the prevention of heart attack.
976897 tn?1379167602 Hi Ed, Aspirin is indicated to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in persons who have had a previous heart attack or ischemic stroke, or who are at high risk for these events. The high-risk patient may have any of the following conditions: Previous TIA or Stroke, Chest pain (stable angina), History of heart procedures, such as angioplasty or bypass surgery, Myocardial Infarction, Peripheral vascular disease, and claudication.
Avatar m tn Despite literally no known risk factors I had a severe heart attack 7 weeks ago. 3 stents placed. My EF in hospital was 25% and I was given a LifeVest. An echo at 7 weeks showed my EF improved to 35-40%. My RHR on meds is 46-56, My blood pressure is under 115 most of the time. This is about what they were before heart attack.I can exercise with no problems. IF I have no improvement in EF over next two months will it be reasonable for me NOT to get an implanted defib?
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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 there ae a number of reasons that people suffer heart attack -high blood pressure being one of them- people can have other risk factors like high cholestorol ,,family history ,previous heart attack or stroke ,diabetes ,underlying heart condition
Avatar f tn I am currently taking no medication as I had alot of problems with digestion and reflux after the heart attack. Cardiologist who treated heart attack asked me at the time if I ever had problem with hiatal hernia - didn't even know what that was but since attack have had issues with reflux and digestion. I am currently working with trainer and try to meet once a week and get to gym 2x/week. Am also working with nutritionist and cutting way back on saturated fat.
Avatar f tn Hi, im an 18 year old female I weigh about 160, my mother & sister has high blood pressure, other than that no family heart issues/attacks. For the past 4 days my left arm (upper) and my left coller bone has been aching, I wouldn't say pain.. its more like pulling a muscle feeling and also my left side of my neck, it can really feel it if I lean forward.
Avatar n tn Lowering cholesterol for secondary prevention, that is preventing second heart attacks in persons who already had had one, was next demonstrated in the eighties and primary prevention of heart attack and stroke (In persons who had never had a prior event) demonstrated in the nineties. The most recently published studies have demonstrated that lipid lowering therapy decreases cardiac events even in those persons with normal cholesterol.
Avatar n tn Lowering cholesterol for secondary prevention, that is preventing second heart attacks in persons who already had had one, was next demonstrated in the eighties and primary prevention of heart attack and stroke (In persons who had never had a prior event) demonstrated in the nineties. The most recently published studies have demonstrated that lipid lowering therapy decreases cardiac events even in those persons with normal cholesterol.
Avatar n tn Hi Chit, It can be very confusing. The data for people with known coronary artery disease (CAD), people with major risk factors for CAD (in the heart protection study), and people after heart attacks is very good. Just about everyone with CAD or previous heart attack should be on a statin, regardless of there LDL barring contraindications to the medication. If you have CAD or major risk factors for CAD (diabetes plus one other risk factor), you should probably be on a statin.
Avatar n tn Lowering cholesterol for secondary prevention, that is preventing second heart attacks in persons who already had had one, was next demonstrated in the eighties and primary prevention of heart attack and stroke (In persons who had never had a prior event) demonstrated in the nineties. The most recently published studies have demonstrated that lipid lowering therapy decreases cardiac events even in those persons with normal cholesterol.
Avatar n tn Early studies established high cholesterol as a risk factor for developing heart disease. Lowering cholesterol for secondary prevention, that is preventing second heart attacks in persons who already had had one, was next demonstrated in the eighties and primary prevention of heart attack and stroke (In persons who had never had a prior event) demonstrated in the nineties.
469720 tn?1388146349 After years of campaigning to increase public awareness about Cardiovascular disease (CAD), I am always surprised at the number of people who have a poor understanding of the process especially of the relationship between lower extremity symptoms and coronary blockages which may lead to heart attack. As a healthcare system, we clearly do a very poor job of educating people about identifying the symptoms of disease.
Avatar n tn these must be kept from worsening to save the remainder of the muscle. Lowering your risk for another heart attack is paramount. No smoking, healthy diet, avoiding emotional stress are the key elements for this. No one can give even a rough idea of how long your heart will last and it really is best to stop thinking in those terms. Live each day as it comes, lower your risk factors and stay positive. You will be looking back in years to come and thinking "has it been that long".
Avatar f tn My 79 year old father has had a heart attack, triple by pass, back in the hospital for fluid and a PE. We have moved him to rehab due to his weakness. We have been told he has 50% function, damage to the front of the heart that cannot be repaired and now his oxygen level continues to plunge to 60%. He is sometimes confused, and his appetite is not good either. I personally feel he is giving up. I do all I can to encourage him but he says he just cannot eat.
Avatar n tn Lowering cholesterol for secondary prevention, that is preventing second heart attacks in persons who already had had one, was next demonstrated in the eighties and primary prevention of heart attack and stroke (In persons who had never had a prior event) demonstrated in the nineties. Total cholesterol is broken down into different categories. High density cholesterol (HDL) is the "good cholesterol" that acts as a cleaning cholesterol.
Avatar n tn ve found on the net so far it would appear that it is more likely in females, although a heart attack is generally less likely - but when it occurs it is worse. A lighter heart muscle makes it more likeyl - and also, strangely, having not had heart disease and then having a first heart attack makes it more likely - something to do with not having developed collaterals.....