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Cardiac events/Myocardial infarction from 1 clinic or 1 large city daily data

Requesting help in finding a DAILY data about cardiac events/myocardial infarction from 1 clinic or 1 large city, i.e. day by day number of events for at least a month. It is very easy to find this ...
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What is the proper self-aid during a heart attack?

I've heard that using cough during heart attacks as an improvised CPR is a complete myth. (Important note disproving self-CPR: CPR shall not be performed on conscious people.) My question is what are ...
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How could a heart attack be prevented if a cholesterol buildup in an artery near the heart was detected?

I learned that blood clots in coronary arteries caused by plaque ruptures are the most common cause of heart attacks, and this raised the question: If a severe cholesterol buildup were detected, how ...
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How does cold weather affect blood flow, heart beat, and heart attack?

When I said cold weather makes the blood not flow as well in the body, I would get the refutation that human body has a constant temperature in warm or cold weather, possibly at 36.7°C (or 37°C), ...
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If high cholesterol does not cause as atherosclerosis? Then what does?

I frequently come up with articles about the topic such as this one https://www.nhs.uk/news/heart-and-lungs/study-says-theres-no-link-between-cholesterol-and-heart-disease/. Now, if there is no link ...
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Is the number of push-ups a person can do a good risk estimate for heart attacks?

According to this article below, people who can do more than 40 push-ups have lower risk of heart attack. Is this a valid claim? https://www.sciencealert.com/what-new-science-says-about-men-who-can-...
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Is daylight savings linked to heart attacks?

I was told this earlier today and a quick search produced the following Reuters report from 2014: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heart-daylightsaving/daylight-saving-time-linked-to-heart-attacks-...
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Acetaminophen after a heart attack [closed]

My grandmother was prescribed Dolo 325 (acetaminophen or paracetamol) after she had an episode of a silent heart attack. The dose is to be taken twice daily. Can anyone explain how this treatment ...
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Chest pain accompanied with nausea

My mom says she woke up with chest pains and nausea twice last night is this a early warning sign of heart attack or stroke? She takes Xanax on the regular not sure if that could have anything to do ...
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cardiac arrest effects on blood pressure

I was wondering about the effects of cardiac arrest on blood pressure. What would the blood pressure be while cardiac arrest? Would there be any pressure at all (because the heart can't pump blood ...
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Long term medication and increased risk for CLL?

Is a person on long term medication (aspirin, bisoprolol,vitamin B1/B6/B12, simvastatin and trimetazidine) because of a heart attack 30 years ago (and no positive family history) at increased risk of ...
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If sphygmomanometer literally cuts off the blood flow, is it gonna kill the patient if pressure is not released?

As the title says. I just learnt how sphygmomanometer works. If it cuts off the blood till I decrease the pressure to the highest blood pressure, then shouldn't it cause serious problems? Even in ...
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Causes of a heart attack without any blocked arteries

What are the different causes of a heart attack if the heart does not have any blocked arteries? My father had a minor heart attack and when they scanned his heart to check for blockages there were ...
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Does sleeping in daytime actually kill?

My dad takes naps at daytime frequently. He asked me recently if sleeping at daytime actually kill you, since he had been reading medical articles that claim that taking naps increases chance of ...
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Assessing the risk of heart attacks and similar conditions

What all factors predispose to risk of vascular plaque formation (atherosclerosis) which may lead to heart attack, unstable angina, need for coronary bypass surgery or angioplasty, heart failure, ...
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What OT techniques are common following heart bypass, and how do these correlate to resuming normal daily activities?

An elderly person has suffered a heart attack, and later had an extensive cardio bypass surgery. The patient is now undergoing Physical Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) with the goal to ...
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What conditions will the application of an AED enable a person in cardiac shock to obtain to normal heart rhythm

While this always depends in practice on the person's health and internal characteristics, in general what conditions would an AED or defibrillator solely used actually enable normal heart rhythm ...
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Is aggressive treatment needed in inferior wall type of heart attacks

Heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI) is broadly of 2 types: anterior wall and inferior wall, depending on the wall of heart involved. The anterior wall MI is far more dangerous, both in short ...
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Does altitude related secondary polycythemia make your blood thicker?

When adapting to high elevation, does your blood get thicker? I hear a lot of commentary on altitude related heart attacks, strokes, and frostbite (from expeditions in the Himilayas) being caused by ...
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Aspirin for prevention of heart attacks?

Aspirin is commonly given to patients with heart disease (angina or heart attack). It has been mentioned that it may also prevent heart attacks. Should normal healthy middle aged or older people also ...
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Routine angioplasty after heart attack?

Angioplasty is a commonly performed procedure (with some risk) to open clogged arteries supplying blood to the heart. But is angioplasty always needed if a person has suffered a heart attack in the ...
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Clot-busting drugs versus balloon angioplasty for heart attack patients reaching early in hospital

Which is better: thrombolysis (treatment with clot busting medication) or primary angioplasty (an invasive procedure for mechanical opening of the blocked artery)? Does it matter if the patient ...
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