A 33-year-old member asked:
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do coronary spasms caused by stress in an extremely healthy person cause a heart attack?

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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
They can: They can, tho it's not a common cause of heart attack.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Possible: It's possible, and it's reported, but it's very, very rare. If you've had a heart attack, i would look for the more common cause (underlying atherosclerosis). If you haven't had a heart attack, i surely wouldn't lose sleep worrying about one since you're "an extremely healthy person.".
Answered on Nov 25, 2012

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