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How Might You Accidentally Cause A Heart Attack In A Person
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
Hi. Please can you tell me if a Pulmonary Embolism and a Heart Attack can happen at the same time or can a Heart Attack cause a Pulmonary Embolism.. ?
Not alone: Some hearts attack cause wrecks! must be underlying disease for most if not all. ...Read more
Might it be possible that a a lot of anxiety and stress cause a heart attack in a person with a healthy heart?
Rare: Pts with an acute or traumatic life altering event has been known to cause chest pain ekg changes and a wall motion abnormality in the front of the heart on echo . The cardiac enzymes will rise as well . When a heart cath is done no blockage is found . This has been dubbed " broken heart syndrome " . Presumeable cause is from the catacholamines ie adrenaline rush that affects the heart ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Old controversy: It used to be thought that cutting down on salt intake might cause hypertension and then a stroke, but seems never fully proven. However, we do know that high salt diet can affect the immune system directly, so might be best to cut down just in general. But no known stroke risk otherwise with high salt diet. ...Read more
What amount stress and anxiety can the body take before it suffers from a heart attack or a stroke?
Stress, Anxiety, MIs: It is known that stress and anxiety can definitely increase your risk for heart attack and stroke. The body adapts to a certain amount of stress and anxiety. Even more dangerous than chronic stress and anxiety is a huge spike in one of these. Some people have more organ reserve than others, so that affects your risk, too. ...Read more
Stroke: In young individuals, the presence of an aneurysm or diseases of blood vessels, maneuvers that increase the intracranial pressure such as screaming does have the potential to lead to rupture of blood vessels with the potential for stroke. However, in those who are healthy with normal blood vessels it is highly unlikely. The same principles apply to coronary arteries. Watch for other points of view ...Read more
Yes it can: Yes, stress can bring on vertigo. But, you need to work with your family physician also to make sure nothing else is going on. With "stress" it's not just the events but it's how we're responding to them that's important. There is help for stress responses that are limiting or overwhelming to you. At any age, meditation and other mind-body practices can be extremely useful. ...Read more
Possible: There is something called "stress-induced" cardiomyopathy, or "broken heart syndrome." in cases of severe stress, sometimes the heart can get damaged and then fail to beat properly. This is not a very common condition, but I have seen it happen. I haven't heard of stress causing strokes, though. But, i can't say that with 100% certainty. ...Read more
Vasodilator: The end effect of a vasodilator in that situation depends on the hemodynamics in play. If the patient is hypertensive, the vasodilator may be beneficial by lowering the pressure and decreasing the work of the heart. If the patient is hypotensive from the heart attack it could potentially make the whole situation worse and cause shock. ...Read more
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