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 heart and arm pain ? plaease help?
I keep on gettin heart pain and upper arm pain in my left arm
im kinda gettin scared now about it ...
any ideas on wat it is??...

 Could I be heading for a heart attack?
I've had major depression for a few years now and I feel like it puts a lot of stress on my body, it's on my mind constantly. I read that if you have suffered from depression for a long ...

 What could be the cause of my chest pain?
I'm 18 years old and I've been having pain in my chest, not so much the middle, but more towards the left, for almost a week. I've had pain like this before, and my mom told me it was ...

 How do you lower your cholesterol levels without taking medication?
does exercise help?...

 I have a heart condition and feeling week. What should I do?

 Medical Scenario! Whats wrong with her?
56 year old female
*Shortness of breath, occasional pain between shoulder blades
*Suffers from intermittent heartburn, little relief from antacids
*Post menopausal for 8 years

 can very skinny people get high b/p?
can very skinny people still get high blood preasure? 90 lbs and 5.`5...

 what is blood pressure?
I don't get it!!...

Have you had or know any one that has had angioplasty? my dad is in having it at 8am it was 12:34am when i asked this.What are the risk?...

 blood pressure?
i am 16 years old

i have done my blood pressure and it is around 90 over 60

is this too low?...

 heart problem? or just adreniline?
example: ill be relaxed, and then something will spark a thought process. if it leads to something intense like a fight or exciting activity it feels like i get a SHOT of adreniline straight to my ...

 Is this a High Blood Pressure?
Today i was working out and the machine read my blood pressure at 182, is this bad? When i started my blood pressure read at 52 and in such a short time it went up to 182. Am I Ok?
Additional D...

 heart prblems 13 yearold?
All rite my friend is 13 female and her heart had a super sharp pain.. they later went to prompt care later that day (it lasted about 15 min.) and they took a test wear they stick these sticky things ...

 what time interval should be kept between maserbations?
i am 23 years old and masterbating since 8 years. Is there any harm in doing masterbation...? What should be the time interval between masterbations...?...

 Is there anything i can do to make my blood pressure go back up?
I went to the doctors last week because i have been having really bad dizzy spells (almost to the point of blacking out) anyway she diagnosed low blood pressure which was 60/90 (or something like ...

 is weighting 148 alot?
ok so i was weighting my self to day and i weight 148 is that a lot?
plz be truethfull!...

 How long can a 50 year old man who had a heart attack and still smokes expect to live?
Serious question folks if you have links with ref s to this plz include
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He does not smoke cigs but will not stop the bong{pot]...

 Did i have a heart attack?
yesterday i was in bed recovering form some broken bones anyway i got really hot and i had pain everywhere and i was sweating more then i have ever before in my life and my slight was fading out and ...

 Is there a such thing as a person having heart disease without a high blood pressure?
okay im a 21 year old female my blood pressure is in the prehypertention stages but not exceptionally high. Lately, I have been experiencing extreme fatigue, i smoke like 3 packs a day but that ...

 Can a heart attack cause cardiac arrest?
my friend on facebook asked what michael jackson died from and i said heart attack and this gaytard who i dont even kno says "actually, it was cardiac arrest. theres a difference." and this ...

Cris O
A friend's husband is going to the hospital tomorrow for a heart procedure.?
The doctor intends to install a stent, but depending on what he finds, might have to do open heart surgery. These are all the details I have. I am just wondering if this is NORMAL? We live in an area with pretty bad medical care, and is it really that hard to tell if a minor procedure or major surgery is needed?

Selena B
Always get a second or third opinion.There are some minimally invasive techniques but without other details I don't know what to say.

Open heart surgery is nothing like it used to be. Doctors in most average size cities do an average of one per day. I know it sounds scary - but there is probably nothing to worry about. We live in a city of about 50,000. My father went through the same thing at the age of 74.. They thought a stint would work and ended up doing a quintuple bypass. He is now 81 years old and has more energy than he did before the surgery. Modern medicine is miraculous! My prayers are with you and your friend.

any kind of open heart surgery on a young person is not normal.

Flower Girl
Anytime they go in to put in a stint it could lead to other procedures. With the heart they never know completely what they will find until they get in there. They could have to do more than 1 stint or open heart surgury, it just depends on what they find.

This is pretty normal...

Cardiac caths are done to give you a birds eye view of the coronary arteries, if they find something they can fix, they will try and deploy a stent, which helps to keep the artery open.

In some situations, such as three vessel disease or left main coronary artery occlusions, a coronary artery bypass graft may be necessary

In this case, you never know exactly what is going on until the cardiac cath is done. What happens afterwards is based on the results of the cath...

Quasi Moto
They do a heart cath when they do the stent. At that time they can see ( I assume from radioactive tags in the blood) what is happening. If they can get a stent in they will do so. I'm no expert on the procedure but went through it.

When I went in a major well rated hospital in Florida, they attempted to put in stents. I woke up on the table in a room that looked like launch control. I was looking at a monitor that showed the cath in my heart and my heart moving. I could hear them trying to drill through the blockage. They said they could not get through because it was calcified and they put me back under. From there it was back to the hospital room and in a few days they rolled me back out to get bypass surgery.

There are a couple of people on Yahoo Answers who work in Cath labs. Hopefully you will get lucky and they can explain in a lot more detail.

Me - I was on the receiving end and drugged half out of my mind.
( OR I was abducted by aliens)

If it is only a stent he will be lucky
i had a stent installed the procedure took about 20 minutes plus 24 hours recovery time.

basically he is going in to correct a blockage, or an aneurysm to his heart. If the doctors get to the space where the block is located, there may be more blockage than can be repaired with a stint, they may have to open his chest and do a bypass where they take a vein from another part of the body and splice it into the damage artery of the heart an actually by pass the damage, closing off the damaged area.
Yes it's something that is normal to have happen, but education is a big part of getting good medical care, hold your doctors accountable for their knowledge and treatment you receive.

But as for this man's procedure tomorrow- it can be quite normal for it to turn from a procedure into open heart surgery once they begin.
Support your friend, it's a very scary procedure especially when it's about your spouse or someone you love.

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