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Does viagra (sildenafil) and nitrates lowering blood pressure cause heart attack and stroke? How?

Does viagra (sildenafil) and nitrates lowering blood pressure cause heart attack and stroke? How?

Yes it can: It has been reported that viagra (sildenafil) has caused heart attack in many younger men more so who were taking nitrites as well this was reported to fda in 2000due to post marketing adverse event report. In analysis of 1473 major adverse event reported 522 people died, most from cardiovascular causes, two third deaths happened 4to5hors after taking viagra (sildenafil).Majority of patients were less than 65 years age. ...Read more

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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NSAIDS cause increased risk of Heart attack and stroke, even with short-term use, according to many sources. Does Prednisone and Prednisolone also?

NSAIDS cause increased risk of Heart attack and stroke, even with short-term use, according to many sources.  Does Prednisone and Prednisolone also?

Risk/ benefit: NSAID's do have many risks, but incidence of heart attacks and strokes are quite low indeed, the side effects can usually be mitigated or prevented. Steroids possess numerous side effects, far too many to list here, but the profile is different from NSAID's in many respects. All meds, even tylenol (acetaminophen) have risks. Follow your doctor's recommendations. ...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 causes a massive heart attack or stroke?

What causes a massive heart attack or stroke?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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Can spasm & nerve problems cause a stroke or heart attack?

Can spasm & nerve problems cause a stroke or heart attack?

Coronary: Coronary arteries can spasm and if duration long enough damage can be done. If identified during work up there is treatment . Most heart attacks are atherosclerotic and thrombotic. Migraines and headaches can relate to spasm, but brain damage from those is unusual. ...Read more

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Can lynph nodes cause you to have a heart attack or a stroke?

Can lynph nodes cause you to have a heart attack or a stroke?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are a normal part of our immune system, they are collectors of immune cells to defend the body from inflammation and infection. Unless they become cancerous they should not cause problems. ...Read more

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Can having a violent temper cause a person to get a heart attack or stroke?

Can having a violent temper cause a person to get a heart attack or stroke?

Not alone: Other risk factors must be present to cause atherosclerosis and blockage. Coronary spasm can happen but is not the usual. Violent temper and bad behavior needs investigation and treatment! ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


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