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How Does A Heart Attack Affect Blood Pressure
What is the highest blood pressure reading that someone can have that doesn't increase risk for heart attack or stroke.
But 140/80'is at the edge.
Systolic 150 or more and diastolic 90'or more are concerning and anything systolic 180 or diastolic above 100 are quite dangerous I think. ...Read more
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
If someone's having a heart attack. Wouldn't their blood pressure and pulse be low or they would have another prominent symptom right?
Variable: During a heart attack, BP can be normal, high or low. Low, if due to injury, is a poor prognostic sign. Hr can be low (often occurs when the inferior wall is involved), normal or high. High is a bad prognostic sign. ...Read more
Lower=better: You should keep you BP less than 120/80 most of the time (during exercise it will be higher). In general, the lower the better, as long as you're not dizzy. For example, if you were 100/50 at rest and felt fine, that would be great. See your doctor every 4-6 weeks until you're well controlled. ...Read more
Aorta may tear first!
i have seen 300/ 140
almost limit of cuff and accuracy
high BP not always related to heart attack! ...Read more
Depends: This is very individual. If you have had high blood pressure for a long time, your body is used to it and may tolerate it longer. If you for example take Cocaine or other drugs that raise your blood pressure suddenly, even a small increase can give you a heart attack. No guarantees either way.. ...Read more
Severe acute hypertension can cause tear of aorta and sudden death or need for emergency surgery.
Can happen anytime with elevated bp
but scary at 180 systolic and 120 diastolic.
Can also cause left ventricular strain and hypertrophy and heart failure but usually not a heart attack acutely. ...Read more
Can you have a heart attack with a blood pressure of 102/82... what happens if the numbers get closer together like 103/89?
Heart Attack: It depends on what you mean by "attack"; yes any number of cardiac events can be preceded by the examples of BP quoted ;the difference between the the 2 quoted numbers is insignificant clinically ...Read more
Yes: Vital signs can be very variable during heart attack. ...Read more
It can happen:
Blood pressure is an element and the very high can tear the aorta or the coronaries, but blockage by plaque and clot occurs with or without BP elevation.
The very low- shock can cause low coronary or brain blood flow.
Generally less than 70-80 mm hg is a concern.
Brain maintains good auto regulation from about 60 -160 if there is not other blockage or micro vessel disease. ...Read more
From low to normal to high can occur with either heart attack or stroke.
With very high 150and greater systolic and 100 or so diastolic a number of bad things can happen:
aortic tear-dissection, and heart attack or stoke may evolve.
With high pressure intracranial aneurysm may burst, o r the brain may bleed.
Complex sets of diagnostic issues. ...Read more
Depends: On other risk factors. You do smoke which increases your risk. High cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, family history, certain illicit drug use can all contribute to heart disease. Eat a healthy diet, exercise, stop smoking and have other risk factors evaluated by your doctor to decrease your risk. ...Read more
Not the main:
Hypertension causes left ventricular hypertrophy and strain and heart failure.
Concomitant coronary disease can occur and infarction can happen
hypertension is also asso. With aortic tear-dissection and that can involve coronaries and cause infarction.
More to the entire story but that' s a start. ...Read more
Yes: Yes eventually it will contribute to an increased risk. ...Read more
Yes: High blood pressure along with high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, family history all contribute to the development of atherosclerosis. It is the rupture of these plaques in coronary arteries that causes heart attacks. It takes years to develop significant atherosclerotic plaques. ...Read more
Impossible to answer: Believe it or not, htn, while a risk factor, is a relatively weak risk factor for heart attack. It's a big risk factor for stroke and congestive heart failure. (also kidney failure). Generally, risk factors must be present for decades to cause a heart attack, thus the "coronary prone age" is usually considered to be >55 for men and >65 for women (with many younger exceptions!). ...Read more
Recently blood pressure gets high sometime. Does it take years for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?
Blood pressure.: No one know how long. Clearly longer periods are more harmful. ...Read more
Sudden blood pressure 210/106 then back down and up for my father who had a heart attack last april. What could be the issue? Meds?
I'm 17 and I have high blood pressure. I'm working on it, but I keep worrying that I'm going to have a heart attack at any moment. Overreacting?
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
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