Risk of stroke after heart attack

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1344197 tn?1392822771 A number of studies have suggested that hysterectomy with the removal of ovaries prior to age 50 may increase the risk for heart attack and stroke. Given the fact that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, and hysterectomy is such a common surgery, further investigation was warranted. A recent European study published in the European Heart Journal has helped bring this issue to the forefront. This large study looked at 800,000 women under the age of 50.
Avatar f tn There is consensus with medical community to continue anti-platelet medication after a heart attack, implantation of stents and CABG. The good doctor from expert forum states Plavix is unnecessary and aspirin is sufficient. After a stent implant my cardiologist put me on Plavix and aspirin for a year...then dropped Plavix and continued with aspirin. There is some evidence that Plavix helps prevent restenosis with a drug eluding stent up to about a year.
Avatar n tn About a week to 10 tens after the heart attack, I began having brief periods of shortness of breath. Shortly after that, I began having the similar symptoms (but to a much lesser degree) that I had the day of the heart attack. I have a sqeezing sensation almost like when food is stuck in one's throat and chest. My left arm would tingle off and on. None of this was painful, but my GP was concerned the stent was blocking. Nitro spray helped, but only briefly.
Avatar m tn Hi I had heart attack during July 1996(14 years back at the age of 38) and it was diagonised as Acute myocordial infarction (Anteroseptal ) and I was treated After one moth of treatment I had a stress test and was tested up to 174 heart rate and my ejection fraction was 53% during echo cardiogram.I continuned with daily 1 tablet of Nitrocontinn for few years. Now past 2 years I have stopped taking the Nitrates and I was regular on excersis(walking/gym) and i never had chest pain since 1996.
Avatar f tn The soft plaque builds up within the layers of the vessel and is not always detected with the usual heart tests such as echocardiogram, stress test, cath, etc. To evaluate the risk of heart attack with some reliance from a soft plaque rupture would be a CT scan slice 64 or greater. The CT provides an output that measures the degree of soft plaque within the layers of the 4 main coronary arteries and provides a calcium score that enumerates the risk.
Avatar m tn Thrombolysis (dissolving the clot with medication within three hours of stroke) is let’s say, the recommended treatment for stroke. However, if patient has risk factors for post thrombolysis bleeding such as previous heart attack, high blood pressure, old age, fragile condition of blood vessels etc, then the doctor may advise against this treatment. This may be the reason your father was not taken up for thrombolysis.
Avatar n tn Am I at any greater risk for having any more heart problems than anyone else after a bypass?? I am thin, exercise and as my sugeon put it "have diabetes and bad genes" I had no sign of this coming in Sept. I'm doing all I can to stay healthy, but was wondering about the risk for a second heart attack or even a second stroke. Are there any questions I definitely should be asking?? Thank you in advance for taking the time to look at this and reply.
Avatar n tn My 88 year old mother had an angiogram (tube placed through her groin) 10 days ago, due to narrowing of the arteries to the heart. Her GP seems to think this may have caused a mild stroke - is this possible? To me she has no outward stroke symptoms although she cannot remember everything as she did before -- she is nowhere near as 'alert' (doing crosswords etc) and says her head feels like it is full of 'cotton wool'. Is this possible and is there any treatment for this type of stroke?
469720 tn?1388149949 As we look to give people simpler ways of self-assessing their heart attack and stroke risk, waist circumference is one simple way to do this. Read on to learn why abdominal fat is a bad thing. As it turns out, those love handles may be cute...but they may also be deadly According to several recent studies, both waist size and the waist to hip ratio may be better indicators of heart disease risk than the traditional Body Mass Index (BMI).
Avatar f tn I have no diabetes, no family history of heart problems or stroke or coronary artery disease. My chlorestoral levels are perfect, I don't smoke, I occassionaly drink, I hardly excercise, I stress a heart attack alot and fear of dying. All show negative towards heart attack. When I wake up in the morning my chest bone in the middle feels some what tight. It is on and off pain.
Avatar m tn //www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/calcium-boosts-risk-of-heart-attack-stroke-for-women-study-finds/2011/04/19/AFKcJK5D_blog.
1344197 tn?1392822771 A study looking at 15 randomized trials finds the use of calcium supplements without coadministered vitamin D is associated with an increased risk of heart attack. Most guidelines for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis recommend the use of calcium supplements, despite the fact that they reduce the risk of fracture only marginally, write Dr Mark J Bolland (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and colleagues.
Avatar m tn 5 hours under the covers every night, they're at greater risk of heart attack, stroke, and sudden cardiac death than their peers who get more shut-eye. The risk is even higher if they skimp on sleep and tend to have a hike in blood pressure at night, a problem known as the riser pattern. Most healthy people have a drop in blood pressure at bedtime.
214864 tn?1229718839 2, 2007) — Older women who experience at least one full-blown panic attack may have an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke and an increased risk of death in the next five years, according to a new report. Panic attacks involve the sudden development of fear, anxiety or extreme discomfort accompanied by four or more additional symptoms, according to background information in the article.
Avatar n tn I have elevated blood pressure (~135/90) and am concerned that any straining increases my risk of a heart attack. I have read various definitions of constipation; none of which appear to apply to me (I move my bowels daily, which is much more frequently than "less than 3 times a week" and I don't strain to the point that I cause any tearing or otherwise have any chronic conditions that affect my bowel movements, such as hemorrhoids).
Avatar n tn I surrvived a stroke almost 6yrs. ago...2 weeks after my son was born, I was 29 at the time. I am now 35 and about 3mos. pregnant. It was not an easy decision, but I have been stable all this time and the docs said that I should be fine. There is one other person who I write to who had 2 more babies after having her stroke. It definitely helps to have to her to talk to....It's not an easy decision!
1178983 tn?1279667255 Otherwise you are placing yourself at extremely high risk for a stroke or a heart attack. If you start to have symptoms such as headaches, visual changes, slurring of speech, weakness in your extremeties, chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, or dizziness...Off to the ER you go! Got it?
Avatar n tn He doesn't seem to think that I am at a higher risk than anyone else for problems, even with prior history of stroke. I am still leary about it though. Did you talk to your gynecologist about blood thinners etc... if you were to get pregnant again? I just wondered who told you your information because my neuro did not really give me any details of that nature.
Avatar n tn I just got out of the hospital after suffering a few mini strokes. I was released after 3 days and doctors are still confused. I have mini stroke or seizure? as my dx. They released with with aspirin and a pat on the back. First day my arm went linp and I went to call for help my mouth would not move and my speech was slurred, it only lasted a minute. 2nd day, I went to yell at my dog for stealing food and my left leg went limp and again my speech slurred.
Avatar f tn Just went through that myself. I have been on sythroid for 12 years, three years ago I started having palpitations. My doc gave me a tranquilizer and said it was stress. Then in Sept. I had a tachycardia experience, it was really scarey. The emergency room doc said again' stress' since the ekg looked ok. My doc gave me a beta blocker which caused heart attack symptoms . . .the only way to get rid of the angina was to pop three nitroglycerin tabs.
Avatar n tn Unlikely to have been a heart attack but I've learned never to say never. In any case you need to quit smoking now before you do have a heart attack and maybe this was a wake-up call.
Avatar n tn My father had 4 vessel coronary artery bypass surg. at age 58. His father died of a massive heart attack at age 52. I have the same type A personality as my father and anxiety in new social situations, all of which is stress on the body, resulting in high blood presure, digestive problems etc. Genetic predisposition to elevated cholesterol and poor diet does not help either.
428185 tn?1203745389 As far as Bob goes, I've read many of his posts and he seems to have a pretty good handle on what he's talking about. I think he is refering to a type of heart attack in which your heart either stops suddenly or goes into a type of V-tach from which there is no recovery unless you have help immediately. Both of these are dure to electrical problems with the heart and not usually due to CAD. I hope everything works out for you!
Avatar f tn Prior to his admission in November,his echo showed an injection fraction of between 40-45%. After his 1st NSTEMI heart attack, injection fraction was reduced to 35%. After his 2nd NSTEMI, he had I was told only 20% of his heart function left. They put him on a Lasix drip after 2nd NSTEMI because he developed severe congestive heart failure. At home, actually reduced Lasix whereby he was only taking 20 mg., twice or 3 times per week.
Avatar n tn I'd rather shell out $3K for peace of mind than risk the situation I have landed myself in - 3 major heart attacks over the course of 9 hours, all the while thinking it was a pinched nerve (my first 3 cardios and my PCP internist suggested that's what it was) Again, my opinion is terribly one sided, and I'm not sure I can be objective about this whole issue any longer. I sincerely hope it is just a gastric prob. Please keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Then they could have given him blood thinners to help him break down the clot with no risk of it being a bleed in his brain. They didn't know what kind of stroke he had for more than 24 hours and then he had had a major stroke. I asked for him to be transferred to a hospital with and MRI but they said they couldn't and that he was getting the same treatment that they would be giving him at Western or Sunny Brook.
Avatar f tn Sometimes someone will even have a heart attack (or a stroke), live over it, survive for a long time without knowing that they had it, and then when they finally die of whatever, the heart attack or stroke is discovered on autopsy. So no, not only do many heart attacks not give you any advance warning -- at least not any kind of warning that you recognize for what it is -- some heart attacks aren't even diagnosed until after death.