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how does a heart attack affect the circulatory system

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: The loss of cardiac function can decrease cardiac output, lower bp, increase heart rate or cause conduction and rhythm abnormalities, CHF and shock ar ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Coronary arteries: The coronary arteries deliver oxygen-rich blood to the heart (myocardium).
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Worse: If one is actually having circulation problems to any muscle, including the heart, then exercising those muscles will require more oxygen due to more ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Get more testing: If you're still suffering from symptoms eg angina or chest pain, then go see your FamilyDoc & Cardiologist for further testing. Check out http://w ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Depends on size and: Depends on the size and location of the stroke. Depending on the locations your symptoms could go from blindness, impaired movement, unable to underst ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Puncture: Puncture as in gunshot wound or stabbing? It can cause circulatory collapse almost instantaneously.
A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Other way around: Angina is caused by problems in your circulatory system. It does not cause them. Here's a good read on Angina: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-cond ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
Related : The heart is the pump of the cardiovascular system. When it doesn't work well the cardiovascular system does not work well.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
17 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath or dyspnea can be a symptom of the respiratory system or from coronary disease. Heart disease can make it more difficult to breath ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Coronary disease: It suggests that the blood flow to the heart muscle is impaired and the heart function in consequence is negatively impacted thus decreasing the funct ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Lack of blood supply: Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. Disease of arteries often leads to blockage of blood flow. Lack of blood supply causes death of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Govind Sharma
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Respiration and hear: Severe coronary artery disease advrsly affecet respirations.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
May not: However, with symptoms of angina chest pressure and pain, people may not breathe deeply. With clots on the right heart from myocardial infarction, pu ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Caffeine circulation: Great discussion at wikipedia. Ever heard of it? Give it a try. The effects are very complex and I have studied them. Cannot give adequate detail in 4 ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes, in fact, it can.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Puente
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
No O2 no function: Easy think of it as an engine the blood is the gas that supplies the body and you need to have oxygen to run the body, so when you breathe te blood ge ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Congestion: By affecting the flow and pressures inside the lungs, congestion of the lungs could happen causing respiratory difficulty.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypothyroid: Hypothyroidism if severe enough causes high cholesterol and it can accelerate arteriosclerosis, which is basically aging process of cardiovascular sys ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Skeletal system: The cells within your blood are produced in the bone marrow within your bones. This includes red cells (RBCs), white cells (WBCs) and platelets. You ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Cardiac angina: Is generated through demand supply mismatch due to narrowed/ diseased coronaries, heart arteries. Atherosclerosis is the most common cause.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
In all ways: Your boby needs oxygen.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Death: Collapse and death.

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