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Over a million humans endure center assaults every year within the usa by myself. middle ailment Is Our #1 explanation for dying. yet Many middle assaults Are Preventable, And middle problems might be taken care of. if you happen to Or your family were Touched by way of heart problems, a hundred Questions And solutions approximately center assault And comparable Cardiac difficulties deals aid. well known heart specialist Edward okay. Chung, MD, attracts Upon a long time Of scientific adventure to supply Authoritative, sensible solutions on your questions on explanations Of middle assaults, center assault Prevention, treatment plans, Post-Treatment caliber Of lifestyles, assets Of help and lots more and plenty extra. Written In simple Language For The Lay Reader, together with a precise Interview With considered one of Dr. Chung's sufferers, This publication is a useful source For an individual dealing with The actual And Emotional Turmoil Of This scary ailment.

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100 Q&A About Heart Attack and Related Cardiac Problems

Over 1000000 humans undergo middle assaults every year within the usa on my own. middle sickness Is Our #1 reason behind loss of life. yet Many middle assaults Are Preventable, And center issues will be handled. in case you Or your family were Touched by means of heart problems, a hundred Questions And solutions approximately center assault And comparable Cardiac difficulties deals aid.

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Cholesterol or triglyceride or both); • diabetes mellitus (explained in more detail in Question 28); • cigarette smoking; • obesity • a sedentary lifestyle (being physically inactive); and • emotional stress. Lipids cholesterol and triglycerides. Diabetes mellitus the inability of the body to properly produce or respond to insulin. Emotional stress is a major risk factor that you might consider less important because it is not evident as a physical process. However, such stress often raises BP, and it may cause overeating or smoking from nervous tension.

Imaging tests provide useful additional diagnostic information by producing pictures of your heart during and after physical exercise or pharmacologic stress testing. Imaging tests may be used alone or may clarify the results of previous stress tests without using imaging. 49. What is a nuclear scan, and what is its diagnostic value? A nuclear scan is a useful diagnostic test to identify problems of blood flow to your heart. Small amounts of radioactive material, such as thallium or a compound known as Cardiolyte, are injected into your bloodstream.

Clinically, a Q-wave heart attack is said to be more serious than a non-Q-wave heart attack. The ECG is also very important for diagnosing a variety of abnormal heart rhythms (cardiac arrhythmias; see Questions 57–67). In addition, the ECG provides extremely important information to your doctor in ruling out the diagnosis of a heart attack in dealing with various diseases and disorders that produce chest pain resembling that of a heart attack (see Questions 37–42). 47. What blood tests are available for diagnosing a heart attack?

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