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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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Avatar f tn My dad had a heart attack this evening. He is 60 years old and .is out of surgery he had 2 stints. My mom is having a hard time relaying everything the drs are saying and My husband and I will be there in about 12 hours. She did say the drs are very hopeful. Can someone tell me what what usually goes on in the first few hours and what I might be walking into?
994817 tn?1249738278 There is only one exception that I know of where a young person can have a TRUE heart attack; my own daughter had her first heart attack at the age of 12. The first thing you need to understand is that a heart attack is caused ONLY by a lack of blood flow through the Coronary Arteries which are located on the outside of the heart muscle.
Avatar f tn I am 23 I have had random intense chest pain for about 3 years, possibly variant angina, I went into cardiac arrest in October and then acute respiratory failure and was on life support, my blood pressure is generally around 96-105/48-66 (and always has run low/normal), and my pulse rarely dips below 100, this is new in the past couple of years about since the chest pain started, the range is about 96-133 beats/min.
Avatar f tn It depends on who you believe and why. In the UK, a man was diagnosed with 9.7mmol/l of total cholesterol which equates to approx 375 in your numbers. He was put on statins which lowered his cholesterol to 5.7, the same as mine now. He decided to go by latest research and cut out sugar from his diet, replacing it with red meat 4 times per week. He came off his statins, waited 3 months, then went for another blood test and it was 5.5 with no medicaion.
Avatar f tn A lot of people have trouble complying with prescriptions -- 1 in 7 heart attack victims stops taking medication after leaving the hospital, and what's more motivational than a heart attack?" Often the problem with medication is that there is no compliance (15%) to an individual's self interest, no change in life style, poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, etc.
Avatar m tn That’s in comparison to a recent survey that found that 75% of those that had a heart attack didn’t have high cholesterol." Excerpt from - Homocysteine predicts heart disease risk better than cholesterol, blood pressure or smoking by Patrick Holford.
Avatar n tn Not sure which forum to post this in but I had a cholesterol test done in June of '10 and my total was 202 (I don't know the HDL, LDL or Trigl from that test) ... I just had another test done and now the total is 208, HDL 39, LDL 141 and Trigl 140 I'm a 28 yr old female, 5'3" approx 138lbs, no serious family history of heart problems, my maternal grandmother had heart problems but not til her high 60's ... maternal grandfather died of a heart attack in his 60's ...
Avatar n tn 34 yr male just suffered my second heart attack in a year. Had a stress test done got mildly depressed ejection fraction of 40 to 45% with inferior hypokinesis. How long do I have left? And is it safe for me to work on my feet in a stressfull work place or do I apply for disability?
Avatar f tn how long before you can return to work after having a inferior stemi heart attack and stent put in
Avatar n tn the next day my father called the doctor to see if they got the results but no one answered, he then called the next day which would be thursday and no one answered again. well that very same day my father had a heart attack. I was wondering how long it takes for you to get the results of the tests and how accurate they are.
Avatar n tn This feeling is like what I imagine the crushing feeling that people who have had a heart attack describe in their chest. Has anyone experienced or been diagnosed because of this symtom?
Avatar n tn Several years ago I had a silent heart attack and was in ER for 3-4 days with consgested heart failure. The RCA was stented providing more blood to the deficit area and wall motion returned to normal with medication as well as a reduction of heart size and normal contractions.
Avatar f tn Hi I'm 39 and had a heart attack a month ago got the usual meds but not a lot of support I'm just wondering how I'm meant to feel or what everybody feels when it happens to them ?