U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 42-year-old member asked:

How does a heart attack affect your circulatory system?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart attack: The loss of cardiac function can decrease cardiac output, lower bp, increase heart rate or cause conduction and rhythm abnormalities, CHF and shock are also possible with enough damage.
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Heart attack : Heart attack may not affect circulation at all. Or it may cause shock, or slower heart failure. It can stop circulation and cause death. All depends on the size and location of heart attack.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

Rensselaer, NY
A female asked:

Why does the heart have a separate circulatory system and what circulatory system is effected by a heart attack?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Coronary arteries: The coronary arteries deliver oxygen-rich blood to the heart (myocardium).

Related questions

A 46-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Mar 4, 2020
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.