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can a fall on slippery a floor causes heart attack or stroke ?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Stroke: Heart attack and stroke can make you fall. If you hit your head in a fall, you can have stroke.....

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A 26-year-old male asked:

What age can u have a heart attack or stroke?

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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Any, technically: Both heart attacks and strokes can occur at any age, from many different causes. Both involve disrupting the blood flow to the heart muscle and brain tissue, which can be caused by things like blood clots, medications/drugs, spasm of blood vessels or even air in the bloodstream.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What can cause a heart attack vs stroke?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Arteriosclerosis: Plaque in carotid may lead to microembolic stroke, plaque in coronary may lead to myocardial infarct.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can one night of drug use cause a heart attack or stroke?

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Dr. Asaf Presente
Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Yes: Any drug that radically raises blood pressure - Cocaine is the classic example - but others like meth will also do it, can lead to heart attack and stroke. Some drugs - like Cocaine - can also make the circulation spastic which can which can also damage downstream organs.
A 23-year-old male asked:

What happens if you have a heart attack after a stroke?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: Stokes and heart attacks can vary quite a bit in severity which may mean a lot in predicting what will happen. The long term treatments can be very similar. The short term treatments maybe different. The doctors taking care of the patient will have the best understanding of the priorities in treatment and can better describe what you can expect.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What can you do to tell the difference in a heart attack & a stroke?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia both have some common risk! smoking obesity high blood pressure diabetes hyperlipemia prevention is best.

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