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Well i got a report noting evidence of high lateral

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well i got a report noting evidence of high lateral myocardial infarction
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: i was on imuran but was asked to stop as i have a RTI ON GAbapentin, zerodolP
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: and high blood pressure meds
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?
Customer: yes there is on my mothers side
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 months ago.

Hi there,

How can I help you? Are you looking for more information about myocardial infarction?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I am as I have had a number of other health problems, and this is my heart we're talking about, so wanna know that i have taken the necessary steps to be informed
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 months ago.
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the rapid development of myocardial necrosis resulting from a sustained and complete absence of blood flow to a portion of the myocardiuM. In the United States, estimated annual incidence of MI is 600,000 new and 320,000 recurrent attacks. It is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. It is usually caused by thrombus (blood clot) or Atherosclerotic disease.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 months ago.
The most common risk factors are advancing age, hypertension, tobacco use, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, family history of premature onset of MI, sedentary lifestyle
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 months ago.
General prevention is best achieved by smoking cessation, healthy diet, weight control, regular physical activity, maintain goal blood pressure
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 months ago.
Everyone with Mi should be on aspirin 81 mg/day and clopidogrel (plavix) 75 mg/day or prasugrel 10 mg/day or ticagrelor 90 mg twice daily, BB, ACE inhibitors (or ARB if ACE-intolerant), lipid-lowering therapy (Lipitor), tight blood pressure control, progressively increased physical activity, smoking cessation, annual influenza vaccine
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 months ago.
I hope this helps.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 months ago.

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