Heart attack recovery methods

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Avatar m tn I was told different things when in the hospital by two different doctors but I do understand that I have a small amount of damage with the heart working at 47. It has been 2 1/2 weeks since my heart attack and the doctor is telling me it is left up to me when I should and want to go back to work. I have a job that I lift more then 50 lbs and I do not want to have another heart attack.
Avatar n tn I would be very optimistic. Meanwhile you can assume they are giving her the best of care. There are good chances for full recovery, but it depends upon the degree of damage. The term "heart attack" is rather meaningless. Visit often, hold her hand or keep your hand on her shoulder when you visit, and do not hesitate to inquire as to the name of the physician on duty and ask him, or the duty nurse a question every time you visit.
Avatar m tn Also, I never had symptoms to begin with - had a stress induced heart attack and when the interventional cardiologist went in the next day he elected to stent the RCA which was found to be 90% blocked but had good flow. My heart attack was on left side of heart as I found out later. And given that I have 3 other locations with 20 to 30 % blockage I thought it might be worthwhile to make sure that my lifestyle changes we helping, or at least not causing a problem.
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.
948996 tn?1245949077 Try not to worry as it could have been only a small heart attack with no heart muscle damage. People can have heart attacks with pacemakers. My Mom had several with her pacemaker over 12 year period.
976897 tn?1379167602 Just had angioplasty for a heart attack and thought I would post the experiences so others can hopefully benefit in some way or other. It was last thursday morning when I walked upstairs to the bathroom. I felt very light headed, so much that it was a real effort to not pass out. I had chest pains on a scale 1-10 (8) which would not go away even when I was relaxed. Sweating was incredible, I haven't sweated so much in all my life. No palpitations and no shortness of breath.
Avatar f tn After a heart attack and heart cath. is it normal for your left underarm to hurt sometimes and to have tingling in your left arm as well as numbness?
Avatar f tn Your situation is way too complicated for me to give much help. But, I will say echocardiograms that I have taken over the years are at best approximate and I have with effort stopped worrying about small changes that my cardiologist says is "no change". Are you valve measures from an echo? I believe there are some catheter (invasive) methods that give more accurate measurements.
Avatar m tn pericarditis is MUCH more painful than that suffered by those that actually suffer what is typically known as a heart attack that kills the heart tissue. Funny...I didn't feel very fortunate as I was in agony in a foreign country but I do now knowing there is hope for a full recovery as opposed to bypass surgeries, etc.
Avatar f tn Had a panic attack last week and since then my chest has been hurting me and my arms hurt along with small back pain.iv had it for a few days now.i keep thinking its signs for a heart attack but the doctor said nothing's wrong with me after a took an x Ray an blood test.Anyone else get these and is it normal?
Avatar n tn I have recently been reading how heart rate recovery after exercise may be the best indicator of future cardiac health. My father died at 57 of a suuden heart attack. He unfortunately never took very good care of himself. I am a 38 year old male and have been exercising for years as well as watching my diet. I recently had a physical and my doctor said I was in great shape. EKG was fine. Although my LDL is borderline high at 141, my HDL is 81 and my triglycerides are 78.
Avatar m tn I agree with cindy707, with this caveat... When I had my first heart attack, I decided that exercise and diet alone would solve my problems and rejected prescription drugs and followed a holistic approach. My EF was in the same 30% range. Following the holistic approach, my EF dropped lower and had two additional heart attacks. After my seventh stent I mixed in conventional medications but continued weight loss and exercise, and I haven't had a heart attack since.
642877 tn?1281799282 The faster the heart rate drops the less likely someone is to have a heart attack. The minimum heart rate recovery per minute varies in the research from 12 up to 21. I am wondering what the accepted criteria is. My other question is whether heart rate recovery varies for one person depending on their exercise intensity. Personally I have a very good VO2 max but my heart rate recovery is poor 15-16bpm.
Avatar m tn For him to lose 90%, he must have had some heart attack, a very severe one. The problem is, the cardiologist has no idea how many cells have died, and how many were stunned during the attack and can revive.
Avatar f tn Hi Everyone, I really hope someone can help me out here. I had a mild heart attack in February 2012 and had to have a stent inserted. Since then I've felt like a woman of 102, I work full time however once I get home in the evening my whole body seems to seize and I have to shuffle around as all my joints and muscles ache. In addition, I've developed Carpel tunnel and also Labrynthitis since having my heart attack!
Avatar f tn After trying and failing a with a number of different methods, I devoloped buliema for about two years. Since begining therapy I've recovered, but I can't manage to shake the weight no matter how hard I safe diet. Does anyone have any help/advice?
Avatar m tn ve had any family member who has had a heart attack under the age of 50 you need to have a general heart check up every year....if not.....well it sounds like its good to be you! Happy New Year!
Avatar n tn My mom age 54 was of great weight and health, she did have rheumatic fever as a child and was currently taking anti depressants and gabapentin. She never had any warning signs. She felt a little dizzy and went to the ER.. The nurse went to get a bed pan and my Mom had a sudden cardiac arrest, her heart stopped. They started life saving measuresand it took 20 minutes to get her back. They said all that time she suffered severe brain damage from lack of oxygen.She coded in the ER.
Avatar f tn ---even though my blood serum tests showed up normal, I was obviously deficient as it also [healed] my heart arrhythmia, RLS, and muscle twitching. Magnesium is very important to get the nerves and muscles working smoothly together which is out of sync with GP. As long as I take it the GP stays away--the rare times it comes back, I have gotten lazy and stopped the magnesium or have taken too many NSAIDs.
Avatar m tn My husband had a heart attack over 2 years ago and never came home mentally afterwards. He had all the mood swings, unhappiness, thoughts of dying, taking many drugs daily, and just not being happy anymore with his current life. We were happily married for over 20 years and managed to get through many hard times but wasn't able to do that after his heart attack. Should I blame the heart attack, the drugs, or just him?
Avatar f tn My brother-in-law has had 2 open heart surgeries for an acute heart attack and based on his recovery is my basis and other than a back pain problems he was in good health. For individuals there are never hard/fast rules for any medical therapy, and too oftened that is not taken into consideration for a recovering patient. One year complete recovery time is a conservative estimate and not unreasonal.
Avatar n tn My girlfriend, 50 years old, had a heart attack in May 2009 with good recovery. In January 2010 she had a blockage in a major artery causing another heart attack. The blockage was in an old stent so they cleaned it out and replaced the stent. She was released with no restrictions except for 5 days. She is paranoid now about her heart rate. She is afraid to do anything to raise it fearing another heart attack. She has a follow up appointment on the 5th of February...
Avatar n tn s younger than your mom, but the procedure is very common these days. My uncle had a massive heart attack and died in an airport. So I wish he'd had the opportunity for open heart surgery. Surgery is scary, but probably best way to go. Even if the risk is not an acute event like a heart attack the benefit probably outweighs the risk. My grandfather had some sort of artery operated on in his 80's when I was a kid.
Avatar m tn Exercise capacity and heart rate recovery is a stronger predictor of risk than the severity of coronary disease, it is also a very good predictor of people at low risk who do not need aggressive treatment. Slow heart rate recovery is 12 beats or less per minute, and it is the first minute reaction time after a stress test that is the usual measurement.
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 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).