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My uncle just had a heart attack and we are in a different country then him, I just wanna know how long before someone survived a heart attack? Like he had a heart attack since 6 hours and he is in intensive care, does that mean it's not life threatening anymore? Thank you in advance
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Survival post heart attack depends on various factors like Heart failure, arrhythmias, type of heart attack. In general first 48 hours are critical.
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It depends on the clinical scenario and the treatment received and the heart function compromised. If he has a minor heart attack and got revascularized immediately with a good heart function then risk is low. If it's a major heart attack with low heart EF , heart failure and delay in revascularization, the risk is high. Overall in any heart attack, maximum risk of mortality is within first 48-72 hours
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