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How High Does Blood Pressure Get Before A Heart Attack
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 27 and have a high blood pressure I don't have regular physician. What can I do to get my BP down? And at age 27 can I really get a heart attack?
A person with high blood pressure is more likely to get: a stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, uneventful fainting or something else?
Stroke, heart attack: Of the conditions listed, hypertension is a risk factor for stroke and heart attack. High blood pressure would not be typically considered a risk factor for pulmonary embolism or fainting. High blood pressure is also a risk factor for kidney damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different: 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
See your doctor: Heart attacks can be life-threatening. If you are not feeling well and having chest pain you should go to the emergency room or call an ambulance. If you feel like this all the time and nothing seems to be new or getting worse, you should probably call your doc and get checked out in the office. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: High blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for heart attacks. If you have it, take steps to keep it under control with health diet, regular exercise, weight loss if needed, limited alcohol consumption, avoidance of tobacco and medications if needed. You should also find out what other risk factors for heart attack or stroke you have and address them as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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