Heart attack recovery methods

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378425 tn?1305628294 I am really worried and tired no sleep last night, My mum was life flighted out she has had a heart attack...My emotions of late have been so much of a roller coaster ride. I came on here to write and I am just so tired I cannot seem to concentrate.
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.
Avatar n tn My father had a slight heart attack in November. After recovery and release, 3-4 months ago, he began having fluid buildup around his lungs. During procedure to remove fluid, the left lung collapsed and the fluid remains "trapped". The doctor was then afraid to remove the fluid from the other lung. Dad is so weak, he spends the entire day sitting on the couch and has gone from using oxygen periodically to practically fulltime.
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.
Avatar n tn Ok I am 20 years old.
Avatar n tn I understand this to be symptomatic of stable angina. My question is, how does one determine a normal recovery rate from a heart attack? At one point is the decision made that recovery is not on pace and that further intervention (bypass, angioplasty) is required? I have reduced my fat intake to 75 grams or less daily, don't smoke, am perhaps 10 lbs.
Avatar n tn I understand this to be symptomatic of stable angina. My question is, how does one determine a normal recovery rate from a heart attack? At one point is the decision made that recovery is not on pace and that further intervention (bypass, angioplasty) is required? I have reduced my fat intake to 75 grams or less daily, don't smoke, am perhaps 10 lbs.
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 m tn Thurs. 10/16/08 This is my 11th day out from heart attack and 9th day from quadraple bypass surgery (Dr. Kwan). This is my best day as far as pressure and energy. Stopping the 2nd blood pressure med has helped. I have been able to sit-up longer and walk more. I am finally getting my appetite back. My main concern right now is the pain I am feeling in my shoulder and arm (both on my left side). I am using ice and tylenol at this time.
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 n tn My primary care doctor considered that it could have been caused by an anxiety attack. Could this effect how the above heart stress test came out?
937826 tn?1261333879 after getting home from having my asthma attack I was rushed back in for chest pain.at hospital they took the oxygen out of my nose at 4 liters and put me on oxygen mask at 10 liters I was having so much trouble breathing my oxygen sat was 55 .
Avatar f tn t get exactly that there is no way in medicine science without bypass surgery as now i m living more hectic life befr heart. attack doing walk n exercises and no hard feelings then what are the measurement for such major surgery.how i can feel that now the bypass surgery is needed.A doctor asked me that if u r living normal life den no nees of surgery bcz surgery is also for ur normal life. what can i do for myself??
17567 tn?1276202029 So, awhile back I started getting left arm pain, which is generally a wake up sound for a heart attack? Rather than ignore it and hope it goes away I actually did something about it... and went to a cardiologist. After a few tests he tells me my heart is fine but by cholesterol is very high (260) and puts me on lipitor. Cardiologists are very big on driving blood pressure and cholesterol down towards zero needless to say.
967168 tn?1477584489 maybe maybe not? I know how quirky EKG/ECG machines are so I'm really hoping this time it's a false reading. My Primary found a new murmur and I've been so sick for about 5-6 months; not feeling right, more winded than normal, major headaches, different types of chest pain than before and ALOT more fainting spells even with my ICD.
Avatar f tn I think my husband had a mild heart attack early this morning (4 a.m.?). He had all the symptoms as I looked them up. He refused me to call 911 saying he thought he was ok. By 5:30 he felt well enough to rest, and sleep until 7. At 7 he said his chest was still hurting, but it was not a heart attack. He got dressed and left for work, saying he had a busy day and could not call in sick. I am freaking out b/c everything I read says you need treatment within 24 hours.
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 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?
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 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 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.