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Can internal bleeding lead to a heart attack?

Can internal bleeding lead to a heart attack?

Yes: Severe internal bleeding can cause significant strain on your heart and its function. It can be associated with lack of blood flow to the heart which can result in a myocardial infarction (heart attack). ...Read more

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Internal Bleeding (Definition)

Also known as an internal hemorrhage, internal bleeding refers to bleeding that occurs inside the body that is not seen from the outside. This happens when there is damage to an artery or vein from trauma, an injury to the spleen, a ruptured aneurysm, or erosion into an artery or vein from cancer or gastric ulcer. Internal bleeding is a medical emergency ...Read more


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Had heart attack on Wed now having vaginal bleeding had hysterectomy 15 years ago?

Had heart attack on Wed now having vaginal bleeding had hysterectomy 15 years ago?

URGENT evaluation!: If you had a heart attack within the past 7 days and now have internal bleeding (vaginal or otherwise), you need urgent evaluation and I strongly recommend that you go to the nearest hospital ER for evaluation. Then follow-up with your gynecologist and cardiologist. I hope everything works out ok and take care! ...Read more

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How can I prevent stomach bleeding whole taking Plavix, (clopidogrel)aspirin or similar? I have erosive gastritis and a DES after a heart attack.

How can I prevent stomach bleeding whole taking Plavix, (clopidogrel)aspirin or similar? I have erosive gastritis and a DES after a heart attack.

Ppi: It's very important for you to take Plavix in the first few months post heart attack. I'm not sure if you have had any intervention including heart Cath and stent placement. But the concern I have is that u need to be on protective therapy for your stomach like PPI. I recommend to f/u with cardiologist on how long u need plavix and adaptor in but mean while u need PPI like protonix, nexium (esomeprazole) ... ...Read more

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Can blood pressure indicate heart attack and bleed on the brain if so would it be high or low?

Can blood pressure indicate heart attack and bleed on the brain if so would it be high or low?

No, not reliably: Consequences of heart disease or stroke on blood pressure and visa versa, the effect of blood pressure on the heart or brain, is not uniform. Clearly markedly elevated blood pressure is a risk for stroke and increases the work on the heart, but patients with normal blood pressure can still experience a stroke or have a heart attack. There are many other factors to consider ...Read more

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Can too much exercise lead to a heart attack?

Can too much exercise lead to a heart attack?

Pace yourself: Regular exercise lowers long-term risk by improving many heart risk factors. But if someone already has plaques & inflammation in their arteries, a heart attack could occur during exercise, esp if we overdo it like extreme weightlifting (which makes blood pressure shoot up) or getting very dehydrated racing on a hot day. Use common sense by building up workouts gradually under safe conditions. ...Read more

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Can a heart murmur lead to a heart attack or any other serious condition?

Can a heart murmur lead to a heart attack or any other serious condition?

Heart murmur: depends on the type of murmur, often murmurs are benign. get to the doctor for a 2-D echo ...Read more

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What is early repolarization- high take off? What are the risks? Is it a desiese? Can it lead to a heart attack?

What is early repolarization- high take off? What are the risks? Is it a desiese? Can it lead to a heart attack?

ECG : Early repolarization is an ECG finding which is usually benign. As you note chest pain in your presentation, you should ask your doctor if it is a benign finding in you. ...Read more

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Will anxiety lead to a heart attack?

Will anxiety lead to a heart attack?

One of many factors: While anxiety and high levels of stress can increase the risk of heart attack - far more important is family history, blood cholesterol/fat, smoking, high blood pressure and other illnesses like diabetes. ...Read more

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How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

Very often.: In western industrialized societies, diet is possibly the most important risk factor for developing coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease (affecting the brain circulation). ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more