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can having a fast pulse rate increase you risks of having a heart attack?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible : Very fast and for some duration. The heart if normal and in shape can do very well. If diseased, coronary obstructions, then fast rate and/ or high blood pressure can challenge the capacity.
Answered on Nov 24, 2016
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
It could: If you have significant CAD by supply & demand mismatch.
Answered on Dec 26, 2015
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