By Edward K. Chung
Over 1000000 humans endure middle assaults every year within the usa by myself. center affliction Is Our #1 explanation for demise. yet Many middle assaults Are Preventable, And middle problems should be handled. in the event you Or your family were Touched through heart problems, a hundred Questions And solutions approximately middle assault And comparable Cardiac difficulties deals aid. popular heart specialist Edward okay. Chung, MD, attracts Upon many years Of scientific event to supply Authoritative, functional solutions on your questions about motives Of middle assaults, middle assault Prevention, cures, Post-Treatment caliber Of existence, resources Of aid and lots more and plenty extra. Written In undeniable Language For The Lay Reader, together with a precise Interview With one in every of Dr. Chung's sufferers, This ebook is a useful source For somebody dealing with The actual And Emotional Turmoil Of This scary sickness.
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A virus (the same virus that produces chicken pox) causes shingles, which would produce intense pain and a band of blisters on your back around your chest wall 53 chung2 7/1/03 10:53 AM Page 54 100 Q&A ABOUT HEART ATTACK AND RELATED CARDIAC PROBLEMS (along the nerve distribution). At times, it can seem like a heart attack, but the diagnosis is obvious to a doctor in most cases. DIAGNOSING A HEART ATTACK 46. What is an electrocardiogram, and what is its diagnostic value? An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is the most important first test used to diagnose a heart attack.
On the other hand, an AV block (heart block, slower or nonexistent conduction of the cardiac impulse from the atria to the ventricles) usually causes a very slow heart rhythm. This is a condition in which the electrical chung2 7/1/03 10:53 AM Page 47 100 Q&A ABOUT HEART ATTACK AND RELATED CARDIAC PROBLEMS 36. What are the direct causes of sudden cardiac death? In the majority of the cases, sudden cardiac death occurs as a result of ventricular fibrillation, the chaotic heart rhythm arising from the ventricles.
People with arthritis or other problems with walking can use such nonexercise stress tests as adenosine, dipyridamole, or dobutamine. These pharmacologic agents “stress” your heart (in the good sense of that term) by mimicking the effects of physical exercise. 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.
100 Q&A About Heart Attack and Related Cardiac Problems by Edward K. Chung