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what is your blood pressure when having a heart attack

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Possible: There would have to be a strong family history of same, high blood pressure, increased catecholamines as in adrenal tumors. Errors in cholesterol meta ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: On other risk factors. You do smoke which increases your risk. High cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, family history, certain illicit drug use can all ... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Variable: During a heart attack, BP can be normal, high or low. Low, if due to injury, is a poor prognostic sign. Hr can be low (often occurs when the inferior ... Read More
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: No, the pulse is usually high and so is the blood pressure unless that someone is in cardiogenic shock, when it would be low and they should be in an ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: The stress of the pain or fear related to the heart attack can raise the blood pressure but does not always do so. If the heart is badly damaged, the ... Read More
Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not true: High blood pressure can make risk of heart attack greater ... And something stressful that causes a heart attack can initially also cause high blood p ... Read More
Dr. Fernando Torres
26 years experience Pulmonology
Sometimes: Patients having a heart attack may be having pain and the pain causes them to have increase blood pressure. Also, there are certain molecules release ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
<125/80: Ideally less than 125/80 but at most 130/80 for optimal control.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
It doesn't: Although high blood pressure is a risk factor for coronary heart disease, there is no evidence that there is an acute rise in blood pressure prior to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Very: Aorta may tear first! i have seen 300/ 140 almost limit of cuff and accuracy high BP not always related to heart attack!
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
BP varies...: Varies. It can be very high due to pain and a feeling of dread. It can be low if the heart is weak due to a large heart attack.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Any: They are not directly related guidelines for systolic<140 diastolic for less than 80 elevated BP more related to left ventricular hypertrophy, diss ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Different: Severe acute hypertension can cause tear of aorta and sudden death or need for emergency surgery. Can happen anytime with elevated bp but scary at 1 ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: Heart attack can happen with low, normal or high blood pressure.

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