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Avatar f tn emotion swings for heart attack victims is very common indeed. It may improve over time, or it may not. It all depends on the individual.
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 m tn HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE? Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. 7. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
Avatar m tn THE SQUEEZING PRESSURE ON THE HEART ALSO HELPS IT REGAIN NORMAL RHYTHM. IN THIS WAY, HEART ATTACK VICTIMS CAN GET TO A HOSPITAL.
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.
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.
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 n tn Surviving a Heart Attack When Alone CCF CARDIO MD JMF 7/19/1999 (0)
Avatar n tn Extreme dieting can cause cardiac arrest, so not a heart attack in the sense of ischemic heart disease. Extreme dieters typically die of heart failure or an electrolyte imbalance (which leads to a fatal arrhythmia) which leads to cardiac arrest. It is usually what kills the victims of anorexia and bulimia. Other dieters may also develop life-threatening arrhythmias using certain diet supplements and pills.
Avatar n tn t get so comfortable with thinking your heart is 100% in the clear that you get complacent about your symptoms. Especially with women, heart disease and heart attack symptoms can be quite different from those that men experience.
Avatar n tn I had such an illness and now am on a medical program just like the heart attack victims. My cardiologist told me that some patients have only mild heart problems, but he had heard of a few who that did not make it to the ER soon enough and died. I know of a child (about 3 years old) that had the problem. She was placed on the "berlin heart" but after about a year finally died. The virus is apparently well known and that everyone has it in their intestines.
Avatar n tn another panic attack ,mis afternoon.
Avatar f tn I am a little confused as to how my blood pressure, weight, etc. could be normal and yet I was on the verge of a heart attack. Also, the Dr. said I cannot reverse the levels of plaque build up in my arteries. He said I could only try to prevent the blockage from getting worse, or most likely just slow the worsening of the blockage. Can you help me understand this? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/252436'>External pacers 'arcing' above me. HELP !!!
Avatar n tn If you are having a heart attack continue to do standard things recommended by the American heart association including calling 911 and taking an aspirin. This email addresses the potentially fatal complication of heart attack of arrythmia and sudden cardiac death. Often coughing will terminate a fast heart rate. While this might ultimately be good advice, I would first and foremost stick to standard recommendations and consider this after all other things (calling 911, etc.)were done.
Avatar m tn With regards to your comment that coletsoral (I think that you meant cholesterol) screening fails to identify 50% of heart attack victims. There is no medical evidence that demonstrates a statistically significant ability to predict heart attack based on quantitative calcium analysis. If you know of that information, please produce that body of evidence and I will be enlightened.
Avatar n tn If you are having a heart attack continue to do standard things recommended by the American heart association including calling 911 and taking an aspirin. This email addresses the potentially fatal complication of heart attack of arrythmia and sudden cardiac death. Often coughing will terminate a fast heart rate. While this might ultimately be good advice, I would first and foremost stick to standard recommendations and consider this after all other things (calling 911, etc.)were done.
Avatar f tn My father passed away at the age of 36 from a massive heart attack. Last month my sister passed away at the age of 47 from a massive heart attack. I am 39 years old and wanted to know if this could be hereditary. Let me add that my father was a severe alcoholic and my sister had abused both drugs and alcohol for years before getting her life straight. Could their problems be caused from there lifestyles or should I be concerned that this is a condition that I have to worry about?
Avatar m tn what is difference between Heart attack and Angina pain
Avatar f tn Since your husband is on Coumadin, a blood thinner I would assume he had an ishemic (clot) stroke, The headaches all the time sometimes are from hemmoraghic (bleeding) strokes so I would definitely ask what kind he had or if it was just a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) With no deficits he may have just have had a TIA but you do need to find out in order to prevent the next one.
994817 tn?1249738278 Do I sound like a candidate for heart attack or another heart problem? Can teenagers with my history even get heart attacks? And if they can, what type of history do teenage heart attack victims usually have in order to get one? Do my symptoms sound like typical anxiety symptoms? And could I possibly be a rare case where even though my history is all good I have a serious heart problem? Or is that just pretty darn unusual? I am currently seeing a primary Dr.