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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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How might you accidentally cause a heart attack in a person?

How might you accidentally cause a heart attack in a person?

You probably can't: Keep feeding them a diet high in cholesterol, buy them cigarettes, don't encourage exercise, ignore their diabetes, and keep them away from their family doctor and you may accidentally cause more than just a heat attack. :-). ...Read more

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Can stress cause a heart attack?

Can stress cause a heart attack?

Probably: In someone with undelying coronary artery disease. This is an area of research as to what factors contribute to an unstable plaque which is a precursor to a heart attack, stress is certainly one factor. ...Read more

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What can cause a heart attack vs stroke?

What can cause a heart attack vs stroke?

Blood Clots: Both a heart attack and a stroke is caused by a blood clot that gets lodged in a vessel in the heart and brain respectively. The only exception to this is that bleeding in the brain is also termed "stroke, " but it is a "hemorrhagic stroke" rather than an "embolic stroke, " which is from blood clots. ...Read more

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What does stress do to cause a heart attack?

What does stress do to cause a heart attack?

Stress & Heart Attac: Stress over time increases your cortisol which increase your blood sugar, which contributes to insulin resistance in many cases, which causes inflammation, which is what causes heart attacks and strokes. In the short term, big stress can raise blood pressure and pulse and stress your heart, which can cause a heart attack in the right setting. Stress management is important. ...Read more

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How does stress cause a heart attack in some cases ?

How does stress cause a heart attack in some cases ?

Takotsubo: Catecholamines are stress hormones that can cause a strange reaction in the heart muscle that's unrelated to the coronary arteries. It's seldom fatal but can be troublesome. They can also trigger a rhythm problem in someone with bad coronary disease. ...Read more

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What drugs that can cause a heart attack or heart problems?

What drugs that can cause a heart attack or heart problems?

See below: Lots of drugs (too many to list) can have cardiac side effects. However, to ask what drugs can cause a heart attack is a strange question. Just in case you are feeling suicidal, i won't provide the answer to that part of your question. If suicidal, i recommend seeing or talking to a therapist or counselor or going to the hospital right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more