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A 36-year-old member asked:

can congenital heart disease and impending heart attacks cause excessive sweating, esp. on the forehead?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart attack: Excessive sweating is a catecholamine response to stress, .
Dr. Peter Karpawich
Pediatric Cardiology 46 years experience
Adrenaline: Anytime the heart is not functioning normally, the body can react by having excessive responses from the nervous and endocrine systems. As a result, faster heart rates, changes in blood pressure and sweating can occur, common to the classic fight-or-flight response. Excessive sweating for no apparent reason can be a red flag to warn about a heart attack even before any chest pain.

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