Widow Maker Heart Attack.

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Re: Widow Maker Heart Attack.

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Post by carlson1 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:36 pm

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Re: Widow Maker Heart Attack.

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Post by Oldgringo » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:52 pm

Oldgringo wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:37 pm
Last summer, a trial insertion of a Spinal Cord Stimulator somehow went bad and I ended up quarantined, with heavy antibiotics every four hours, in the hospital with Bacterial Meningitis for 14 nights. A couple of Drs., my wife and one good lookin' nurse thought I was gonna' croak. I haven't yet. I'm a bunch older than you. The point is; if you're able to sit up and write, you're probably gonna' be okay. When it's our time, it is our time.

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BTW, I had a cardiac infarction in November of '14, rode in the ambulance to the ER and was released in a couple of days. If you can read this, you'll probably be ok.

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Re: Widow Maker Heart Attack.

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Post by Excaliber » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:23 am

Widowmaker is an informal term for a 100% blockage of the left anterior descending artery. This is one of the major vessels that provides blood to the heart itself and a total blockage there is often immediately fatal.If it's immediately treated and the blockage opened up quickly, damage to the heart is minimized and there are usually no lasting effects. Since you survived the initial event, you're most likely to get back to good health once you get over the immediate effects.

I had a close call with the same thing but my cardiologist found a 90% blockage in that same artery before it became completely closed off and put in a stent to reopen it. I was lucky.

I'm sending prayers for healing and continued good health your way!
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Post by RPBrown » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:45 am

After going through a similar attack and prostate cancer, I do not feel any prayers are wasted so I am praying for you. Like others have said, do what the docs say to do.
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Post by OneGun » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:19 am

TreyHouston wrote:
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If you think that was bad, wait to you get the bills :biggrinjester: :biggrinjester:
I believe the medical term is walletectomy!
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Post by Rob72 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:20 am

God bless you, sir! Praying for your complete recovery. :cool:

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Post by Lynyrd » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:26 am

I had two very close friends die in their 40's of a heart attack. I also have two very close friends that are now in their 60's that survived heart attacks. I'm glad you got medical attention in time. Praying and wishing you a complete recovery.
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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:22 pm

Like I keep telling a friend who has some health issues, "you're younger than me (his brother and I were in same high school class, he was two years behind), so you're not allowed to go first!" :nono:
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Post by ELB » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:05 pm

Yikes, best wishes Narcissist. That's a close one. Mend quickly!
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Post by Tex1961 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:10 pm

I don't know if this will apply to you, and it may sometime in the near future.... Having experienced a heart attack and cancer all within a year's time. (All healed up though). Is dealing with the emotional part of it all... The've even likened it to a mild form of PTSD.... I won't go into any great detail here, but just wanted to reach out and let you know that after all of your medical issues of late, if your feeling down, don't be afraid to seek out professional help.....

Many of the feelings that you may be going through are all normal and your not alone.... Sometimes you just have to take it one day at a time...
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Post by joe817 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:21 am

Holy cow man! Snake bite and your heart attack within 2 months of each other! Wow! Prayers sure sent your way my brother! You are to young to leave from this life. I'm 72 and if I can make it, so can you! Get well quick!
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Post by flowrie » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:44 am

Prayers and best wishes for you!
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Post by Allons » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:02 am

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Post by puma guy » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:50 am

Prayers for your recovery and returning to full health. My wife had an event close to an infarction and the angiogram indicated her LAD was blocked. I her case I guess it's the "Widower Maker". Bypass surgery was required to go along with two earlier stents in other cardiac arteries. Be encouraged by her survival and others here. God Bless!
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Re: Widow Maker Heart Attack.

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Post by Paladin » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:58 am

Sorry to hear about the heart attack, but happy to hear you pulled through!

I've seen stress do it to a number of people. Regardless, take it easy and keep posting!
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