How long does it take for a massive heart attack to kill you?

How long does it take for a massive heart attack to kill you?

This happens most often when the heart lapses into “ventricular fibrillation” and its bottom chambers start beating at a very high speed. Blood stops circulating to the brain and death follows within 10 minutes. (If doctors reach a patient in time, they can try to save him with the electrical zap of a defibrillator.)

What is the longest someone has lived after a heart attack?

Bobby was recognised by Guinness World Records as the longest surviving double heart bypass patient on the 6 April this year, having lived 40 years and 216 days since the operation.

When did my father have a heart attack?

Here is an excerpt of the counselling and consulting session. so my 73 year old father had a massive heart attack two weeks ago, after going to the nurse two days before and she sent him home saying nothing was wrong with him, even though his blood test came back as abnormal.

Why was my dad in the ICU after a heart attack?

Again, the heart was getting de-compensated after the heart attack and therefore breathing for your Dad was getting more and more difficult due to the fluid accumulation in the lungs and the Pneumonia. On his first ICU admission your Dad’s condition was not as bad as on his second ICU admission, therefore oxygen might have helped to stabilise him.

What are the chances of my father recovering?

My father had a massive heart attack and is now in ICU ventilated and in an induced coma. He developed Pneumonia and is in kidney failure! What are his chances of recovery? – Intensive Care Hotline YOUR INTENSIVE CARE HOTLINE – My father had a massive heart attack and is now in ICU ventilated and in an induced coma.

Why is my father in the intensive care unit?

YOUR INTENSIVE CARE HOTLINE – My father had a massive heart attack and is now in ICU ventilated and in an induced coma. He developed Pneumonia and is in kidney failure! What are his chances of recovery?

What happens when your dad has a heart attack?

Sometimes, it’s obvious. With a massive heart attack you may lose consciousness and your heart may stop. With a small heart attack, they need to do multiple blood tests over time to see if there has been damage to heart muscle; that defines a heart attack. My dad having a heart attack? How could that be? My dad was more active than I am.

Why did my dad go to the hospital?

Dad was being admitted to the hospital because they thought he may have had a heart attack. Sometimes, it’s obvious. With a massive heart attack you may lose consciousness and your heart may stop. With a small heart attack, they need to do multiple blood tests over time to see if there has been damage to heart muscle; that defines a heart attack.

When did Dr Besser’s father have a heart attack?

Dr. Besser’s father suffered a heart attack and had ignored every symptom. DR. RICHARD BESSER 3 Heart Attack Prevention Tips ABC News’ Dr. Richard Besser shares lessons from his father’s heart attack. April 19, 2012 — It’s the phone call you never want to receive. “Hi, it’s mom. We’re at the hospital. They are admitting Dad. Give us a call.”

Who was the MSNBC correspondent who had a heart attack?

Mr. Lee is a correspondent for MSNBC. The rows of headstones crashed into each other like waves cresting, covering nearly every inch of the cemetery green in Queens as we zoomed past it at 60 miles an hour. I drove. My wife sat next to me.