For testosterone users who suffer a heart attack, a diagnosis is made based on their symptoms, medical history and test results. If you’re having a heart attack or suspect that you may be having one, your diagnosis will likely take place in an emergency room setting. The doctor will listen to your heart and lungs with a stethoscope, and perform a number of tests to confirm the diagnosis.
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How is a Heart Attack Diagnosed?
The following tests may be ordered to confirm a testosterone heart attack:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) – In most cases, an ECG is the 1st test used to diagnose a heart attack. This procedure is typically done while the patient is being asked questions about their symptoms by first responders. ECGs record the electrical activity of the heart through electrodes attached to the skin. Due to the fact that injured heart muscle doesn’t conduct electrical impulses normally, an electrocardiogram may show that the patient has suffered a heart attack.
- Blood tests – Certain enzymes leak out into the bloodstream if a patient’s heart muscle has been damaged in a heart attack. ER doctors will take samples of the blood to test for these enzymes.
- Chest X-rays – Takes images of the chest which allows the doctor to examine the size of the patient’s heart and blood vessels, as well as to check for fluid in the lungs.
- Echocardiogram (Echo Test) – Uses sound waves to make an image of the heart. During the procedure, sound waves are pointed at the patient’s heart muscle from a transducer, which is held on to the chest. The sound waves bounce off the heart and are reflected through the chest wall and electronically processed to give a video image of the heart. An echo test can help determine whether the heart muscle has been damaged by a heart attack, and if it isn’t pumping normally or at full capacity.
- Angiogram – Test used to show whether the coronary arteries have been obstructed. A liquid dye is injected into the arteries of the patient’s heart through a catheter that’s fed through an artery leading to the heart. As the dye circulates through the arteries, they become visible on an X-ray machine, which reveals areas of blockage. After the catheter is in place, the doctor may treat the blockage by performing a balloon angioplasty. Angioplasties use small balloons threaded through a blood vessel and into a coronary artery to open the blocked area.
- Exercise stress test – After a patient suffers a testosterone heart attack, they may be ordered to undergo a stress test, which measures how the heart and blood vessels act while being exerted. The patient may walk on a treadmill or pedal a stationary bike, or may be given a medicine intravenously that stimulates the heart similar to exercise.
- Cardiac Computerized Tomography (CT) – Used to diagnose heart problems, including the amount of damage sustained after a heart attack. In a cardiac CT scan, the patient lies on a table inside a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. An X-ray tube inside the machine rotates around the body, producing images of the heart and chest.
Can I File a Testosterone Heart Attack Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a Testosterone Lawsuit, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving pharmaceuticals allege that a drug was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain side effect. In the case of testosterone supplements, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that manufacturers failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of heart attack.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of a testosterone replacement therapy product, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your heart attack, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective drug into the marketplace, and to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I have a Testosterone Heart Attack Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Testosterone lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Testosterone heart attack cases in all 50 states.
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