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can low potassium cause heart attack

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably not: At 34 yrs of age the odds of you having a heart attack is very small. Also cramps are not typical complaint during a heart attack. The symptoms are ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Not necessarily: Low potassium can cause serious arrhythmias so it should be corrected. However, heart attacks are caused by different processes.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Shulman
20 years experience Pulmonology
Probably not: A heart attack without major risk factors at 19 is rare - low potassium is not necessarily normal - make sure that any of your medications couldn't b ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Stroke: Depends on many variables including duration of low blood pressure, age, oxygen delivery capacity and pre-existent arterial disease. A very low diast ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
It can happen: Blood pressure is an element and the very high can tear the aorta or the coronaries, but blockage by plaque and clot occurs with or without BP elevati ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: It the blood pressure is too low or the pulse is too low, the answer is yes. You need an adequate opening or closing pressure for the arteries to have ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Palpitation: Nicotine and caffeine can cause the heart to race and skip - not exactly heart attack symptoms but may be upsetting nonetheless. Low blood pressure, i ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: All the classical risk factors which include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history and if you have the above, a hea ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
48 years experience Clinical Psychology
Heart attack, stress: Good question. There's a lot of research that shows how high levels of stress can be a contributor to heart problems. It would be good to have a medi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: A hangover wouldn't be an everyday cause of heart attack, you could however imagine a scenario where it might cause one.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Affleck
24 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: Heart attack is caused by plaque build up in coronary arteries of the heart. No study has ever conclusively shown stress or loss to be tied to heart a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Risk factors for MI: Certain factors contribute to the unwanted buildup of fatty deposits (atherosclerosis) that narrows arteries throughout your body, including arteries ... Read More

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