Heart attack prevention of disease

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Avatar m tn I have been doing quite a bit of reading and research on the subject of heart disease and some of my latest readings indicate that heart disease in many cases is a food borne illness caused largely by the western diet. In some cases it can be congenital but by in large it can be prevented and reversed.
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".
Avatar f tn It is possible the doctor has ruled out a prior heart attack and has only stated the results of an EKG, and considered it not of any significance as related to your husband's condition. Thanks for sharing your husand's experience, and if you have any further questions you are welcome to follow-up. Take care.
Avatar n tn His book is worthwhile as it explains his research and how he became interested in the prevention of heart. Half of the book is recipes to get you started on a plant-based diet. Go for it!
Avatar f tn Yes, your symptoms could be related to a heart attack, but more likely the underlying cause associated with the heart attack may be culprit. For instance, occluded vessels can interrupt a good flow of oxygenated blood and the heart cells functionality is compromised and heart wall movement is impaired, and occluded vessels will cause pain almost anywhere on the upper torso. But deep breathing that causes pain is usually not related to the heart.
Avatar f tn He died last September of heart disease that none of us knew he had. Do you always have heart disease if you have a heart attack? Were we just too dumb to know that?
Avatar n tn Before my heart attack my BP was fine and my cholestrol was good,however I have a family history of major heart problems.
Avatar n tn If you have a history of heart attacks in your family and anyone under the age of 50 has had one it means that you are simply in a higher risk group. The best thing that you can do for yourself if this is the case is to make sure that you are checked annually by a good heart doc so that they can keep an eye on you.
Avatar n tn I had a heart attack in June . Attempted stent of circumflex.It was occlusive. Unsuccesful. Taking coumadin,aspirin ,blood pressure pills and simvistatin now. Could I have another heart attack?
469720 tn?1388146349 Early diagnosis and prevention of cardiovascular disease is a special interest of mine. Why? Not only would many of the devastating consequences of stroke, heart attack, limb loss and renal failure be eliminated and diminish the personal suffering that accompanies these conditions. But the economic impact of eliminating this conditions would be astronomical Consider this...
Avatar f tn I have heart murmur.I have pain on my chest,neck,lower jaw and back of the ribcage area.pain on the chest hurts more when I take a deep breath.Are these a sign of a heart problem?
1187301 tn?1264772920 K AND AM GLAD TO SEE THE SIMILARITY OF OUR MEDICAL HISTORY(THOGH NOT A PLEASANT THING). I TOO HAD MY FIRST HEART ATTACK AT THE AGE OF 38 (THANKS TO MY FATHER WHO DIED AT THE AGE OF 45 BY A HAEART ATTACK TO). IT WAS A SUDDEN EPISODE CALLING AN ABULANCE AND JUST MAKING IT TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER PROBABLY 5 HOURS OF THE BEGINNING OF THE DISCOMFORT. I WAS VERY LUCKY TO REACH THE HOSPITAL AND FINALLY STENT BEING FITTED TO MY PROXIMAL LAD. THAT TIME THEY DID NOT FIT ANY ICD/ETC.
Avatar m tn Prophylactic coronary vessel bypass implies a safeguard against advancing coronary artery disease and a prevention of a heart attack. The subject has come up in response to a high CT heart scan score (soft plaque) that seems to prognosticate a high risk for an MI....so someone can reason a bypass to prevent a possible future heart attack! There are several reasons against prophylatic bypass: 1) Bypass surgery does not reduce the long term risk for heart attack.
Avatar n tn This is because your heart is not getting enough blood under stress. Also, if your heart disease is more of a form of cardiomyopathy such as LVH or dilation of the heart, you may feel more rhythm issues. Everyone is different so everyone feels things differently. Unfortunately a heart attack is the first symptom 50% of those with heart disease experience so it is important to have this talk with your doctor.
Avatar n tn Seven years ago I had a mild heart attack and in ICU for several days with congested heart failure. I had a stent implant for a 98% blocked right coronary artery, 70% circumflex no intervention, and 100% blocked LAD. The LAD had developed collateral vessels (natural bypass) to supply blood to the area normally supplied by the LAD. I have been successfully treated with medication and today my heart has returned to normal size and effectively pumping blood into circulation.
Avatar f tn An ICD is meant to detect a bad rhythm and correct it where a heart attack is caused from a lack of blood flow and oxygen to the heart. The main thing is Helen is if this is getting progressive or happening more frequently you need to be seen by a doc sooner rather than later. An ICD is meant to detect a shockable rhythm when your heart starts dancing around....i would not wait if you are suffering from chest pressure or discomfort you need to go to the E,R, .....
Avatar m tn After battery of test including nuclear stress, dr said heart ok but some irregularities. Told me I needed angiogram but this seemed to be more based on the old records of heart attack which he said showed a 50% blocked left artery which he said may be 90% now but could not say for sure. I have hardly any angina symptoms but am overweight and out of shape- 6ft, 230 lbs. I take blood pressure, thyroid, chlosterol meds.
Avatar n tn Can I safely stop taking Plavix and continue with th 81mg of asprin. I did not have a heart attack, I had an agina attack. I had open heart surgery, one bypass in the LAD in 2000. I am bruising very easy lately and wonder if I'm doing more harm than good with the current medications.
Avatar m tn Do you have high blood pressure? Have you had a heart attack? What tests have you had and what are the results?
Avatar f tn Welcome...What I have found with Heart Disease, is it takes a while to get the medications adjusted just right......I personally would try just a combination of Enapril AND Lasix...The lasix are very important for fluid accumulation which causes the shortness of breath... I also agree LMB, If you haven't done this already, try some homecooked dishes or high quality canned food.....It is much more appealing..... I wish you luck....
Avatar m tn Your doctor knows the major limitation of the stress test approach is that it requires high-grade stenosis to indicate heart attack risk. And high-grade stenosis, while a good indicator of advanced arterial disease, is NOT the major cause of myocardial infarctions (heart attack).
Avatar f tn My source indicates normal values are usually between 60 and 400 IU/L and is a marker for a heart attack, muscle breakdown, etc. Elevation of CK is an indication of damage to muscle (skeletal, cardiac, etc.) and your question is not specific for the type of CK that is elevated. Thanks for the quesion, and if you have any questions or comments you are welcome to respond.
255163 tn?1376869746 Do you have heart disease, or have you ever had a heart attack? This can be a little tricky because the statin mayvery well be helping with keeping your numbers down. Why does your Dr want you off of it? Are you having side effects?
Avatar f tn I have found some excellent information and advice in Arthur Agatston's book, "The South Beach Heart Program." Agatston is the author of "The South Beach Diet, and he is also a renown cardiologist. He writes about "aggressive prevention" of heart disease and relates that he rarely sees heart attacks among his patients who follow his program--even though they come to him with heart problems.
Avatar m tn So, treating enough people to prevent one heart attack costs $500,000 per year. Since about 70% of the heart attacks were not fatal, prevention of a single death from heart attack would cost even more, approximately $1,700,000. Giving the benefit of the doubt, we may allow for a similar reduction in stroke and say that "only" $250,000 is needed to protect one person from a stroke or heart attack. It is hardly surprising that Astra Zeneca's share price increased by $1.
Avatar n tn That is an impossible question to answer with the given (or lack of) information. You say the main heart vessel which I assume is a coronary artery. There are three main coronary arteries. A cardiologist will make his/her decision based on the condition of the artery concerned. A) How long is the blockage and is it hard or soft. B) Is the blockage on a curved section of the artery making it more risky for Stents. C) Is the area around the main blockage diseased distally.
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.