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Is it possible for a person to have a heart attack during a plane crash?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart attack: Stressful situations can trigger a heart attack. A plane crash qualifies as a stressful situation.
Dr. Matthew Cooper
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Plane crash: Yes, from stress particularly if superimposed on underlying heart problems.

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Would it be very likely for a person to have a heart attack from a plane crash?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not alone: Some hearts attack cause wrecks! must be underlying disease for most if not all.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for a person having a heart attack and not know it?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Everyone's pain perception and threshold is different. Some, like someone with diabetes, may have their pain thresholds affected so they do not feel the normal warning signs or any pain. The symproms may also present as other than chest pain; shoulder or jaw pain, nausea/vomiting, shortness of breath and other symptoms that may make diagnosis difficult.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for a person to have a heart attack when family member dies in a plane crash?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: Yes severe stress can trigger a heart attack.
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Sometimes this is known as broken heart syndrome
Mar 26, 2012

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