Heart attack treatment timing

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Avatar n tn You should have an evaluation of your cardivascular system to rule out any serious heart problem. There are treatment options available and timely therapy that sometimes can reverse a condition, stop progression, etc. Thanks for sharing, and if you have any further questions or comments you welcome to respond.
Avatar n tn t take too long, but much depends on what the doctor saw. If there were just minor abnormalities the heart attack timing may have just been a coincidence and having received the results sooner may not have made a difference. A normal stress test is about 65% accurate so it may have given some advanced warning as well. Why did your father have an EKG in the first place? Was he symptomatic?
Avatar n tn My uncle had a heart attack and the 2D Echo test has show EF as 18%. What does this mean? how criticical is the stage.
Avatar m tn It all depends on the timing of the revascularisation. When having a heart attack, the blood supply is cut off from a section of heart muscle. This muscle starts to die in a matter of minutes. Depending how soon treatment is received, determines how much muscle dies. Once it dies, the muscle never regenerates or recovers. Some of the heart muscle could have been in a state of damage, before death, and this usually recovers over a couple of months.
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 f tn I am a 47 year old female, family history of heart attack. I have been on bp meds for 5 years. I have not been feeling well for a few months. My BP fluctuates - it is better after taking my bp med Lysoprine. Last night I had a spell and my legs were shaky, clammy, sweaty, and nauseous. then I yawned uncontrollably for 10-15 minutes. My neck became sore and stiff. The feeling passed, but a Blood pressure check a couple of hours later revealed 180/109. I checked it 3 times.
1481758 tn?1287638643 Every heart attack is different, so I believe. But it could be just different descriptions from people about the same symptom for all I know. Numb hands & feet, cold tingle, not sure about upset stomach, shacking, all don't sound like a heart attack and in fact the tight chest is the only one that is. I'd assume they drew blood which is probably where they got the ammonia idea.
Avatar f tn Nitro is not meant for the treatment of a heart attack and should never be taken for that without a doctors telling you to do so. Heart attacks are generally caused by either a plaque build up in the arteries or a clot and this means that the oxygen or blood flow is impeded. Lets just say for the sake of thought that you were having a heart attack and it was caused by a clot issue..
Avatar n tn Angiogram revealed no blockage, but rather my capillaries spasm. In a heart attack the blood flow is blocked until you receive treatment. In my situation, the blockage only last a few seconds. And there is no plaque build up causing a narrowing of the capillaries. I wouldn't say my condition is a "phantom heart attack," because the condition and the symptoms exist. In my case, my symptoms mimic a heart attack.
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 Can you please explain, in layman term, what attack acardia is and what is the treatment? I have an artificial aortic heart valve. I am a non smoker and only have an occasional beer, so not a heavy drinker. I am 63 yrs old and overweight with a very sedentary lifestyle since I also have arthritis in both knees and left ankle.
976897 tn?1379167602 I am truly confused about the term 'heart attack'. The definition used in cardiology seems to be that it refers to heart muscle being zero supplied by oxygen and necrosis is a result. Yet, we hear so many times of people having a heart attack, going into the angio suite, having no procedure and being sent home with no damage. This cannot be a heart attack then? In march, my troponin was elevated and I was told by the cardiologist that I had a heart attack.
Avatar f tn I don't understand your doctor's about not coming from your heart... electrical timing problems. I think a Holter monitor (or longer) could provide a fuller analysis of your heart condition.. it worth a try. Ask for it.
Avatar f tn fariha u have alot learning abt heart .me also suffered fem heart attack and have blockage of main artery and also blessed by ALLAH having natural bypass butt doctors still recommend me bypass surgery.i m not willing for this.is it possible by medicines??
Avatar f tn You should rest in a dark, quiet room during an attack. The timing of treatment is most important and is very effective if given at the start of attack. Simple painkillers taken in soluble or liquid form so that they are absorbed faster. Suppositories are preferred since nausea or vomiting is a problem. Co-codamol contains paracetamol and codeine with antisickness medicine buclizine. Other combinations of pain killers with anti sickness medicines like domperidone and metoclopramide.
Avatar m tn For some insight, if there had a been a heart attack (MI), there would be heart cell damage. When damaged the heart cells become ineffective in the ability to contract the heart wall to pump adequate blood to the system. Yes, virus can damage the heart wall muscle as well as pericarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart) resticting the heart's ability to relax sufficiently enough to fill the chamber with blood.
Avatar n tn I am a 63 year old woman I had a heart attack last july i can do my excersises for 30 minutes and am ok my energy levels seem good but i am suffering anxiety attacks which make me feel weak legs of jelly then i just need to go back home if i'm out. I have been light headed since i came out of hospital and get these feelings in my body of like small electric shocks which are uncomfortable and make me feel agitated.Could it be to do with the medication.
Avatar f tn Your husband should be scheduled for an echocardiogram to determine if there was a heart attack!? If there were a heart attack, the results would be evident as there would be heart wall movement impairment. The impairment, if serious would reduce heart contractions and as a consequence a low cardiac output. The low cardiac output and if the underlying cause is not treated will eventually lead to heart failure (my experience).
1270628 tn?1335545993 Will or can a heart attack cause eye degeneration and will or can delay in treatment cause a difference?
Avatar f tn t want to make a mountain out of a mole hill or second guess the Doc, but I still have mild chest pressure, especially when up and about vs resting. My mom had a silent heart attack when she was 50. I am reasonably in shape, within weight range. Does that sound like symptoms of dehydration? I drink fluids all the time and have clear urine output. I am a little concerned. Appreciate your advice on next steps and whether you think I should follow up.
Avatar f tn Some insight, people who have a heart attack can have normal troponin concentrations, and some people with increased troponin concentrations have no apparent heart injury. My experience there was no elevation of the marker because I had had a silent heart attack and my first symptoms where congested heart failure and I was in ICU for several days. An explanation can be heart cell damage can occur without necrosis of heart cells.
Avatar f tn There is always some wait along the way from diagnosis by biopsy to the final surgery. After surgery there may be a wait before treatment too; depending on what type of treatment you will be receiving. Don't stress yourself more by worrying about this delay in more surgery. Take care .....
Avatar m tn It sounds like you have several concerns here: 1) your teenage daughter has chest pain and fatigue (but you don't say if the chest pain is activity related or not), 2) she has a history of prematurity and a heart murmur (not sure if the murmur is still present, and not sure what evaluation she had by the cardiologist 3 years ago), and 3) there is a family history of heart attacks and strokes in adult members of the family.
Avatar f tn Take a dose ahead of time, a dose right before bed (if you follow the timing below) and another when you get up in the morning. … Time your injection perhaps 4-6 hours before you go to bed, so you can sleep through the worst period of side effects. For me and many others, the side effects diminished over time. You’ll eventually forget doses of OTC meds, or you’ll do an injection at a different time, and you’ll realize it’s no big deal. I was pretty rigid about injecting Friday at 5 p.m.
Avatar f tn Hi. I am a 51 year old female who had a heart attack at age 48-100% blocked LAD, which was able to be stented. From what I am told, I am lucky to be alive. But, the doctors cannot figure out why I have heart disease. I have several other blockages, mostly between 10 to 15%, but one is at 65% and cannot be stented because of location. I also have heart failure. My heart rate is usually in the low 50's. Yesterday, I felt very sluggish and my blood pressure was 80/53 and pulse was 46.