Top 20 Doctor insights on: Can internal bleeding lead to a heart attack

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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...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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What can happen from pushing a car by myself? Can I get brain bleed anyruism or stroke or heart attack? Or anything

What can happen from pushing a car by myself? Can I get brain bleed anyruism or stroke or heart attack? Or anything

Hernia most common: Abdominal strain can lead to an internal hernia (groin, navel). That is the most common problem & occurs even if you are otherwise healthy. If you have heart or lung problems, or high blood pressure or a previous stroke, then its best not to exert yourself in this way since a heart attack or stroke can happen from exertion / raised BP. A car weighs more than 1 ton; pushing it around isn't e ...Read more

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Warafin clopidogrel aspirin given Hospital patient 89yrs has COPD stroke and heart attack will need limit Vegetables high chance of bleed? Correct?

Warafin clopidogrel aspirin given Hospital patient 89yrs has COPD stroke and heart attack will need limit Vegetables high chance of bleed? Correct?

Yes: We have to weigh the risk and benefit. It seems like the risk of recurrrnt stroke is high here. Suggest to stop Aspirin. This definitely needs a consultant for decision making ...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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What would experts say about age range for having a heart problem that lead to a heart attack?

What would experts say about age range for having a heart problem that lead to a heart attack?

Any age: Usually from 30 to any age. Many autopsy studies have shown incidence of coronary artery disease as early as 18 years. People with hereditary risk factors and high cholesterol and smoker it can occur prematurely. ...Read more

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Can heartburn lead to a heart attack?

Can heartburn lead to a heart attack?

No: Heartburn does not cause heart attacks. However, both can cause chest pain. If you have new or worsening chest pain, go to the er immediately. It may just be heartburn but you don't know for sure until heart attack is ruled out. Heartburn is easily treatable, not permanent or life-threatening, and reversible. Heart attacks are none of those. ...Read more

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Could heartburn lead to a heart attack?

No: " heart burn" is most commonly acid reflux when stomach acid squirts back up into your esophagus and even mouth giving a burning sensation.
A heart attack gives a similar pain but the reflux does not affect your heart but is does effect your esophagus whichis not designed to have acid in the mucosa. If you are having heartburn get checked to make sure it is heartburn an not heart related. ...Read more

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What are the causes of heart palpitations and can they lead to a heart attack?

What are the causes of heart palpitations and can they lead to a heart attack?

Many: Heart palpitations can be caused by structural heart disease, ischemia (occluded coronary vessels), electrolyte imbalances, drugs - pharmacologic and recreational, and many other things. Depending on what exactly the palpitations are and how severe, some can definitely lead to a heart attack. ...Read more

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Costochondritis is not going away. All the NSAID and anti inflammatory do not work. I keep thinking costo will eventually lead to a heart attack?

Costochondritis is not going away. All the NSAID and anti inflammatory do not work. I keep thinking costo will eventually lead to a heart attack?

Costochondritis: If truly a Costochodritis, this will NOT lead to a heart attack. Try seeing the doctor and keep plugging away. Trigger point injections are always an option and even Acupuncture or Chiropractic or Osteopathic manipulation can benefit you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can my high blood pressure lead to a heart attack?

Can my high blood pressure lead to a heart attack?

Yes: Yes eventually it will contribute to an increased risk. ...Read more

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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

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