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how does heart attack affect circulatory system

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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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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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Weed: Heart attack is a multifactorial event. If weed was a common cause of heart attack, Bill Maher probably wouldn't be pushing it to be legalized.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Statins have multiple functions and benefits beside lowering LDL cholesterol. These include: improve endothelial function, modulate anti -inflammatory ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Occasionally an ECG can show evidence of myocardial injury that commonly represents an old infarct.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Sirota
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Very Unusual: It would be very unsual. Excercise, along with refraining from smoking and a balanced diet would help you long term. Calculate your risk here: ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
21 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: If you're still experiencing symptoms you should go to the er. Sharp pain is usually not the typical of a myocardial infarction. Also, it is not usua ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kathirae Severson
32 years experience Internal Medicine
. Apical : . Apical ballooning syndrome or "broken heart syndrome" affects mainly postmenopausal women, but can occur in persons of any age. It typically occur ... Read More
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