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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is a stroke like a heart attack?so strokes have fast heart beats or does your heart rate stay the same?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Tip Taps for Stroke: Have a look at my suggested "tip taps" for "stroke." a stroke is a neurological (brain) event, not a cardiac (heart) event. There may be arrhythmias associated with a stroke, but that doesn't appear to be related to the question you're asking. You might wish to get more specific advice from your personal physician.
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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes and no: They are similar in the fact that they are related to poor blood flow causing cell damage. Effects on heart rate are variable in both events.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Family Medicine 39 years experience
Similar yet differen: Both result in injury due to decreased oxygen &/or blood supply to tissues. Stroke can b due 2 blood clot or bleeding; mi from blood clot or spasm of arteries to heart. Area of brain or heart affected will determine if heart increases or decreases.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2013

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