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post #46 of (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 08:02 PM
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Great news Lynne! Please send my best wishes to Jeanine.

Cheers!
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There are occasions where Coronary Artery spasm (Prinzmetal's Angina)may occur and can lead to a MI (heart attack which may have occurred in this case) and/or arrythmias. Dysfunction of the endothelium or cells which line the Artery/vessel walls have been indicated as a culprit for this syndrome resulting in loss of blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle. It can occur at rest(even at the same time of day) and stress among other risk factors may bring it on.

As I understand it, Endothelial dysfunction in itself can result from a variety of predisposing factors. I did a quick review of this syndrome and found this very interesting ditty from Wikipedia on the matter.
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quote:Endothelial dysfunction has been observed in a 2001 study of women where it was found that this disorder is present in approximately half of women with chest pain, in the absence of overt blockages in large coronary arteries. This endothelial dysfunction cannot be predicted by typical risk factors for atherosclerosis (e.g., obesity, cholesterol, smoking) and hormones
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pmichaels:
Very interesting information but there was a lot more going on then angina, even the doctors are puzzled. Maybe in future days more things will come to light but it will still be a miracle.
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post #49 of (permalink) Old 09-16-2007, 09:57 AM
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Thank you, Flowing-Brook, for this update on Jeanine's condition. I am truly happy that there doesn't appear to be any heart damage and I hope she doesn't have any more frightening incidents.

pmicheals, thank you for providing a rational explanation.
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Tres Bummer, no wonder people are afraid to hike with me
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You always should have aspirin (ASA, not tylenol or ibuprofen) in your first aid kit and please, also make sure you recognize the symptoms of a heart attack - when hiking on a warm day, they can easily be mistaken for heat exhaustion.
Better yet, take a first aid class (wilderness-specific is highly recommended, but even a basic first aid class gives you an introduction to the concepts) and learn how to recognise and react to all kinds of different possible concerns. It's well worth it.
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