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how does a heart attack affect your circulatory system?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
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.
Answered on Nov 23, 2017
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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.
Answered on Mar 4, 2020
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