Heart attack prevention factors

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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?
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 f tn how long before you can return to work after having a inferior stemi heart attack and stent put in
Avatar f tn It is clear that you have some risk factors that have led to a heart attack in you. These include male gender, borderline hypertension and possibly genetic/ environmental factors which predispose to heart problems. Ofcourse it is impossible for anyone to tell you why you had a heart attack but one thing is for sure important at this stage and that is to prevent any future heart attacks.
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.....
Avatar f tn Hi I'm Dominique Crowdus I am a male I am 19 years old and I've been getting sharp pains sometimes to the right left or middle of my chest my left arm aches and I've had indigestion for a month and I don't know why I also get lower sometimes upper back pains that comes and goes I also feel heavy on my left side like I'm going to tip over when I walk I've had all of these problems for a while and I've heard that these factors can be symtoms of a heart attack I've
Avatar n tn In feb 2007 I felt fine and then after eating a meal I had chronic pains. For two days I put this down to indegestion. On the third day, I was fed up with the pains and went to the hospital to discover I needed emergency angioplasty. So, when in doubt, get to the hospital. At least next time you know if the pains are heart related or not.
Avatar f tn Hi! I am a 42 year old female Group Fitness Instructor & runner (5'2" 120 pounds). I have heart disease on my mother and father's side (my father has had a heart attack & a TIA Stroke). No one is obese, just high cholesterol. I eat very healthy (fruits & veggies, oatmeal every morning, almonds and I use Soy milk and take Fish Oil). I had my blood taken the other day and found that it shot up. My results: 233 Total---64 HDL---154 LDL---75 Trigl.
469720 tn?1388146349 When they get sick they then show up. Heart patients get all the tests and treatments for free including heart surgery. After a heat attack they are suppose to show up for rehab again for free, some of them never show up for their rehab. But all of them no matter what was/is wrong with them show up for their refills of meds. When they don't show up for their appointments and they are called and questions some of them give answers as in "something else came up".
Avatar n tn It is a sign of a warning. Being overweight you have much higher standing risk factors. You should lose weight to decrease the risk for heart disease. Use a body mass indicator. Best luck to you! http://www.nhlbisupport.
Avatar f tn I'm only 18 and have never had a heart attack or any heart problems for that matter. I joined this forum (today) so I could find out more about heart health b/c some events that happened in our lives this summer. My father who's only 45 had a "minor" heart attack on july 4 (that's what the doctors called it, not me), and recovered pretty quick.
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 n tn I do, however, continue to recommend 162 milligrams daily (two low-dose aspirin) to patients who already have coronary heart disease, have already had a heart attack or stroke, or who are at high or moderate risk for one and not at risk for gastrointestinal bleeding. In addition, I now follow the recently revised American Diabetes Association guidelines for aspirin use in people with diabetes.
Avatar m tn After a procedure of having 5 stents in my left coronary artery I had an episode due the fact the catheter had pierced the artery wall, causing a small bleed. It was sealed with a stent, but caused a rhythm problem to occur in recovery. I remember asking the Cardiac Doctor for a bowl because I felt nauseous and the pain from the incision was unbearable. She looked at me, then the monitor and kept shouting "I want you to cough, and keep coughing".
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 my question is that i had a irregular heart beat and i went to the emergency room thinking i was having a heart attack but they told me it was nothing. so i went to my doctor and he did a e.k.g. test and i came out fine. he also did blood work and other test on me and said everything was fine. he said it could have been anxiety. they also put a holter monitor on me for 24 hours and it was fine. but my question is does this mean i'm healthy?
Avatar n tn Scientific studies have found that the higher the hs-CRP levels, the higher the risk of having a heart attack. In fact, the risk for heart attack in people in the upper third of hs-CRP levels has been determined to be twice that of those whose hs-CRP level is in the lower third. These prospective studies include men, women and the elderly. Studies have also found an association between sudden cardiac death, peripheral arterial disease and hs-CRP.
Avatar f tn All my life I have had really really bad anxiety but lately its gotten worse. A little bit ago I was doing the dishes and I breathed deep and I felt my chest go thump, it scared the life out of me. I feel like I am having a heart attack, but I don't know if it is a heart attack. I have shortness of breath, I am scared, I'm shaky, I feel like my breath is catching on everything so I can't tell if I have palpitations.
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 Of course there is a difference in preparation and lowering your risks to help prevent stroke or heart attack. Prevention is always the best approach, as much as possible that is.
Avatar m tn Medium risk means that you have a 10% to 20% chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years, based on your risk factors. You can be at medium risk and not have any symptoms of heart disease. No plaque is present. You have less than a 5% chance of having heart disease. Your risk of a heart attack is very low. The scoring table associated with mu CT scan: 1-10 A small amount of plaque is present. You have less than a 10% chance of having heart disease.
21064 tn?1309308733 Doctor put me on asprin regiment about 4 years ago, 81 mg, saved me from my heart having damage, had triple bypass, no heart attack. It does what it is suppose to do.
296076 tn?1371334474 9 surprising heart attack risks Underlying risk factors for miscarriage or stillbirth -- such as high blood pressure or blood-vessel dysfunction -- may also contribute to heart attacks down the road, the researchers say. "Many of the medical conditions that predispose to recurrent miscarriage and stillbirth can also predispose towards heart disease," says the lead author of the study, Dr.