Following a heart attack back in October 2007, I am not at much of a loss of memory. however at times I could feel how sharper my memory was before the onset of the ailment. I would forget for a moment even names of closely known people.The event is however brief and i would soon gain my memory back.I would attribute possible reasons for this to the score o medicines taken.
There are memory problems associated with an open heart surgery (patient is on a mechanical pump for the period of the operation).
It is possible there is some memory problem with a heart attack as for a brief period of time during the heart attack there is insufficient cardiac output, and the deficit of blood/oxygen supply that caused the heart attack could effect the brain as well for lack of oxygen. Meds can also be a factor.
I went through a period of time after bypass surgery when I thought I had come down with CRS. Names and dates were almost impossible for me, even names for people that I knew very well. It lasted just a few months, and then improved gradually back to pretty much normal.
It sure won't hurt to mention it to your doctor, but most likely it will clear up in a while without any kind of treatment. To my understanding, memory problems are a fairly common occurrance when dealing with cardiac issues.
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