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 I'm having bizarre attacks. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
I'm having these crazy attacks that come on suddenly while awake and asleep. I suddenly become very weak and disoriented. My face, arms, legs become numb and tingly. My blood pressure goes up to ...


 who's mor elikely to have high blood pressure - someone angry or someone depressed?
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 why is my blood pressure so high?
hi ya Iam 22 years old and i don't drink and smoke. My blood pressure has gone really high to 180/90 and it was scary i took it with a machine. I checked it regularly from 5 days and it was ...


 19 yr old heart attack?
i am a 19 yr old male with overweight stomach, but in shape everywhere else. i'm having some pain in my bicep area only. should i proceed to the hospital to have it checked out?...


 Is it true that you have maximum 10 years to live after open-heart surgery?

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my mom was told she had 3 years to live by her doctor : (...


 How is caffeine good for the heart and brain?
I need ...


 can a 16 year old girl have a heart attack?
i am experiencing pain between my shoulder blades that seems to be coming out of nowhere.
maybe the last hour or so.
so i came home from school bcuz im not feeling well.
i had a cough ...


 I have to take a treadmill test whilst wired to an ECG on Tuesday?
Do I have to stop taking my beta blockers and if so how long before the test? Thank you in advance all you medical people....


 heart attack?
hi 2 nights ago my boyfriend aged 25 woke up cpmplaining of tension in the abdominal area which was traveling to the heart. this only lasted a few minutes but his heart rate very irregular and he had ...


 i was born with a slight murmur on my heart?
I was just wondering what is this? Does it is amatter that i have a problem with my thryoid gland as well. Would someone mind explaining what a slight murmur is and is it safe or ...


 What is the best first aid/cure for a broken heart?
My heart is bleeding right now. Somebody help me....


 Margarine or butter?

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I like butter myself. I never fry it either....


 Anxiety attacks can they be cured?
Can anxiety attacks be completely cured? For a month now Ive been told I am having anxiety attacks, I can handle the symptoms but obviously i want them to go away, the one symptom I cant handle is ...


 blood pressure reading of 115/70 is this normal or to low? I had just ate like 30 min earlier.?
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 Does angina mean I'm having a heart attack?
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 Is poor circulation associated with heart disease.?
Thank you for your answers
Have a great ...


 What actions should one take after surviving a heart attack?
My mother recently survived a heart attack and had some sort of operation in Taiwan, I'm sketchy of the details but I know she felt it coming on and got to a hospital. She asked me what she ...


 What should the figures read on a blood pressure machine for one to be normal? What is the normal heart rate?
Is 76 too low for the heart and if so what happens then?
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Matador.You have taken the bull by the horns! Thank you for being so thorough....


 In desperate need of help....?
Explain how you cannot catch heart disease:
My science teacher gave me homework to explain how you cannot catch heart disease. I researched and cannot find anything on it and my homework is due ...


 Should i go to the hospital?
i just had my arm bitten off by a shark on my fishing vessel and im not losing that much blood or blacking out so WHAT DO I DO?
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ok im not blacking out or anything and ...



snobabe
my uncle had a massive heart attack and now has no brain activity.
my uncle had a heart attack 4 days ago,he has not woken up since his body temp goes up so they lower his temp down he is on a machine that breaths for him and every time they lower or stop his sedative iv, he goes into siezures,will he pass on or stay with us,i'm confused and scared, hes alawys been healthy so this is shocking to us.
                      








Yorgi shmorgi
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I'm sorry that that happened to you... i believe that things happen for a reason. just have faith that he'll get better, never stop hoping.


PS3/360/WII
Damn that is scary....something happened similar to my girlfriends grandfather (and it wasn't cuz he was old) he was at the hospital for a long time they operated on him allot of times and he was alive but they put him to sleep because it was the best thing to do other wise he would be a vegetable


marta n
It could go either way I have known of some coming out of it ,he needs more time it has only been a couple of days.


Galileo
It doesn't sound very promising that he will live, however modern medicine can do some amazing things. They probably wouldn't be trying so many things if they didn't think he had any chance.


emgee
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Unplug the damn machine.


cognoman
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If no brain activity was noted during an eeg (encephalogram) then severe brain damage has probably occurred from lack of blood flow to the brain during the heart attack.
People can be kept alive in this condition with assistance for breathing and eating.

If there was indeed serious brain damage this may not be a question of longevity but a quality of life issue.

This is a serious condition and you should discuss your uncles prognosis with his physician or with someone who has.

Keep in mind illnesses such as these are very distressing to the immediate family members and four days may be too soon for them to relate his exact condition and prognoses. Be patient and understanding if they seem to place limits on the information they disclose during this difficult period.

Don't be concerned if this situation is troubling or even frightening to you, this is a normal reaction and you should relate your feelings to your parents or whoever you feel comfortable with.


q answers
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Sorry to hear what happened to him, hope he gets better


Titchaba
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This isn't a question that can be answered here, it would probably be best to ask your parents about this as they will have had information from your uncles doctors.


Tim D
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First off I'm very sorry about your father, my dad has the same medical issues. Its up to your dad to be strong and pull through and for you to be strong for your dad, this is all part of life but the most difficult to deal with. Hang in there and i wish you all the best of luck.


cardiophile
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Looks like it is a difficult situation. Only time will tell. May be you can talk to the doctors in charge.


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