A 25-year-old female asked:
can a healthy person heart just stop or do dose it have to be major medical problem? helppp
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Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
YesButWhatIsHealthy?: Big issue: humans ignore "health" (i.e. Absence of symptoms); taking it for granted. Additionally, what constitutes health is complex ; thus not fully understood; 3 reasons the medical system is not about health, but symptoms, disability, fear(s). Heart cells are only muscle cells which both self-stimulate ; relay this to surrounding cells, even without brain input. Brain modulates heart actions.
Last updated Apr 28, 2014
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