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How High Does Your Heart Rate Need To Be To Have A Heart Attack
No simple answer: If your arteries have no blockage, then there is no heart rate that will cause a heart attack. The more blocked the arteries, the lower the hr needed to outstrip the blood supply. There are other factors too, like presence/absence of anemia, hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, (wall thickening), and contractility which determine how much blood the heart is using and needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not related: A heart attack can occur at any heart rate if there is a blood clot in the artery or a blockage. If there is a severe narrowing than a higher heart rate will increase the risk of a heart attack as the demand of a higher heart rate would out strip the supply. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can panic attack lead to: a) stroke or heart attack due to either hbp being too high at that moment or my heart rate being too too fast? Help
Needs to be high: At 32 years provided you are not morbidly obese severely diabetic or have cardiac issues its unlikely. The panic would have to have your heart beating at almost 200 and your BP would have to be quite high. If you are having a lot of panic attacks speak to your doctor, neurologist, psychiatrist and they may be able to prescribe a medication to stabilize these events. ...Read more
My heart rate is 120 but I haven't done anything but shower this morning. Even when I sit down it feels fast. I'm only 17 & scared of heart attack?
My heart rate is usually 60-70 today it's been between 90-100 why? Could this be a sign of heart attack
Tachycardia: Not necessarily. How long have you had it? Is it Persistent now.? Are you anxious? Do you have any infection? Do you have any other symptoms. Tachycardia can be due to many conditions including infection, anxiety Over active thyroid and heart problem. Please see your doctor if it is persistent and it is bothering you. ...Read more
What's a normal heart rate for a 32 year oldold heavy smoker I think I may be having a heart attack?
Not usual but it can: The fast heart beat which is generated by the lower heart chambers(ventricular tachycardia) can reduce the blood volume generated by the heart and if the subject has low preserve (some narrowing of the coronary arteries or decreased heart function) can cause ischemia t the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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