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can you have heart attack with normal blood pressure, heart rate, chol and no heart diesae?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: You can have a heart attack with no risk factors.
Answered on Jan 25, 2020
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Or none yet identified Some folks show diabetes late Or do not know family history Or never took a blood pressure Or do not know familynhisto
Mar 31, 2013
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen commented
22 years experience Family Medicine
The chance is higher and higher with more and more risk factors...smoking, obesity area avoidable. Diabetes is modifiable/treatable, so is hypertension and cholesterol. Live well...live healthy..
Mar 31, 2013
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes. : Since most of our tools cannot detect early signs of coronary artery disease, many of us suffer our first heart attack without any warning! we desperately need better tools to early warn the incoming heart attack! multifunction cardiogram opens that possibility! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram.
Answered on Jan 25, 2020
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, while it's : Great that you don't have the probs u mention, there is more to heart dz than just that. Healthy eating & wt., regular exercise are important even if your bp, choles, etc are normal. More advance testing for other risk factors beyond the standard lipid panel & fasting sugar level is available in some places, & we're still learning about other risk factors. Good u r being prevention-minded!
Answered on Jan 25, 2020
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Dr. Nathan Ritter
23 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Although most people who have a heart attack have some risk factor like you mentioned (other examples are family history of heart attack, smoking, diabetes, drug use), many people without an apparent risk factor have heart attacks. If u r talking about yourself, you are likely at low risk because of your age. Check out my website CardioGauge.com for heart health education. Best wishes!
Answered on Jan 25, 2020

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