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A 42-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
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.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
It could: If you have significant CAD by supply & demand mismatch.

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Could you have a normal pulse rate during a heart attack?

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Absolutely: Some types of heart attacks can actually cause a low pulse rate. It depends on which part of the heart is damaged during the heart attack.
Last updated Nov 24, 2016


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