Recovery from heart attack in elderly

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10947 tn?1281404252 Luckily, broken heart syndrome is much easier to recover from than a heart attack is. Heart attacks kill heart cells, which are starved of oxygen-rich blood when a clot blocks an artery; recovery takes months, and patients usually need to make major improvements in their diet and exercise regime, and many will need to start taking medication. Broken heart syndrome, on the other hand, is less likely to be fatal and does not result in permanent heart damage.
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 is a kidney equivalent of a heart attack a regular problem This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/912774'>blood clots in kidney</a>.
Avatar m tn My elderly father has a femur / hip fracture, which I understand in an elderly patient has a poor prognosis. He has a heart condition as well as general osteoporosis, both complications. The cardiac doctor feels he has about a 25% risk of dying from the surgery, and he feels he might not recover even if he survives the surgery.
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.
Avatar f tn Sometimes it can be possible of a mild Heart attack in which case may not be very serious but stress related or future problems may arise if not seen by a professional. Other causes (spoken from personal experience and close knowledge) are when something triggers low blood pressure in which your heart rate speeds up to compensate for the imbalance which can leave you with a somewhat version of vertigo but more likely called Vasovagal. Look it up on http://www.healthgrades.
Avatar n tn The current hospital tried a cath 2 days after the attack but the dye almost killed him. He has a history of heart attack starting in his 50s and has had 2 previouse quad bypasses and stent surgeries. Otherwise, no physical problems (walks quickly without assistance and could run if not for the heart.) The last surgery at 80 yo in Wash Hosp Ctr, DC after which they told him no more. The drs. say his heart is good but the veins/arteries are not.
Avatar m tn I had a major heart attack 9/18/08 with a 100% blockage in the LAD. 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 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 n tn The fact that he made it through the operation and the first few days means that he is pretty strong. Unfortunately, being in a hospital does all kinds of wierd things to the mind of elderly patients. We call it delirium. Most elderly suffer from it when they get admitted to the hospital for longer period of time. Some are more susceptible than others. Of course having had surgery and needing oxygen makes it all worse. The fact that he is in an ICU is probably the biggest culprit.
17567 tn?1276202029 the cholesterol is now cut in half to 130. I could probably still do better by shedding another few pounds but in hindsight doing these few things makes one feel good about one's self, sort of a self-positive-reinforcement!
538277 tn?1214680105 Was hoping you could help me with info on his recovery. He had a quadruple bypass in July 2000. He had a heart attack June 22, 2008. On June 25, 2008 they did a catherdar in the arm and had to put 2 stents in his main artery. They said 1 of the bypass' had colapsed but were not concerned because the other 3 were in great condition. He said he was told not to lift anything with the left arm (where they went thru), BUT he doesn't know for how long.
Avatar n tn my nanna is 87 and had a heart attack a few days ago. she is still in hospital as she has fluid on one lung. she is on oxygen for about 23 hours a day and is intravienously recieving some sort of drug to get rid of the fluid. she has diabetes,which she only got about 10 years ago. what are the chances of a full recovery?
Avatar m tn - He is 65 years old. Had a heart attack and a by-pass surgery 15 years ago. - He had a TIA (Transient ischemic attack) 2 years ago but recovered without any big damage. - He is taking some medication for "blinking of eyes" after consulting with a neurologist He is now having minor jerks while in DEEP sleep. Is this a serious condition? He is heading back to India in about 3.5 weeks, so can it wait for him to go back and see his neurologist? Or does he need immediate attention?
Avatar m tn My grandmother is 82 yrs old, had a massive heart attack the other night, had emergency stenting and is now in the ICU with an EF of 20%. She is visibly exhausted and frequently is short of breath, although she tries to say she is OK (I imagine for us--the family). This is the first time she has been in the hospital in more than 10 yrs. She is the most wonderful lady. She plays bingo 4 nights/week, is socialble, and loves her family.
Avatar f tn GO to the Emergency Room and tell them everything that happened. You need to have a EKG done to check for a heart attack. When ever you are having chest pains or feeling a squeezing sensation do not mess around and go straight to the ER.
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 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 n tn If the blood work and other tests were all normal and there was no indication of a heart attack, you probably did not really ever have anything wrong with your heart. Coronary artery spasm is in actuality pretty rare. If you truly did have coronary artery spasm and not stress as the cause of your symptoms, you would not want to ever stop taking medication.
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 t think the lymph nodes are affected, but perhaps your heart muscle is still recovering from the attack. Heart muscle cells can be damaged but recover if the oxygen wasn't cut off for too long. Muscle cell recovery can take up to 3 months.
Avatar n tn What sort of recovery time should we expect, what percentage of patients die from this sort of complication? Should we expect him to be quite disoriented from all the time he has passed unconscious and on medication? What kind of thrapy will they want to do or what should we ask about? I feel very frustrated with his doctors. We feel like they do not wish to be bothered with our questions or spend time wxplaining things to us. We have no experience with these types of medical issues.