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How might you accidentally cause a heart attack in a person?

How might you accidentally cause a heart attack in a person?

You probably can't: Keep feeding them a diet high in cholesterol, buy them cigarettes, don't encourage exercise, ignore their diabetes, and keep them away from their family doctor and you may accidentally cause more than just a heat attack. :-). ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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


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Might it be possible that a a lot of anxiety and stress cause a heart attack in a person with a healthy heart?

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Might it be possible that a a lot of anxiety and stress cause a heart attack in a person with a healthy heart?

Not directly: Anxiety and stress can cause arrhythmias, including serious ones that may be life threatening, but those are not technically a heart attack. Psychosocial stresses often are associated with poor lifestyle habits (diet, weight, lack of exercise, cigarette use) that may contribute to heart attack risks. ...Read more

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If a person who is diabetic has a leg infection could that cause a heart attack?

Yes: But it has everything to do with the diabetes and not the leg infection itself. With infections in diabetes, we tend to see other complications as well. Sometimes complications arise from poor diabetes (blood sugar) control. Diabetics are at higher risk for cardiovascular events than non diabetics. There is hope! taking medications, watching your diet, getting regular exercise, and pcp visits help. ...Read more

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What is the cause of heart attack in a previously normal 65 aged person?

What is the cause of  heart attack in a previously normal 65 aged person?

Coronary arteries: Coronary artery disease can be silent until a heart attack occurs and in fact almost half of all patients present with a heart attack as their first symptom of coronary artery disease. ...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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If, and i stress if, a person was experiencing anxiousness caused by impending heart attack or circulatory issues; would exercise make it better/ wors?

If, and i stress if, a person was experiencing anxiousness caused by impending heart attack or circulatory issues; would exercise make it better/ wors?

Worse: If one is actually having circulation problems to any muscle, including the heart, then exercising those muscles will require more oxygen due to more work. This will, in turn lead to less oxygen to the organ than it would when at rest. So, if you are concerned you may having heart pain or circulatory insufficiency, see doc immediately. ...Read more

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During my panic attacks my BP rise around 130-140 over 100 will it cause heart attack or stroke?And does it make me a hypertensive person?

During my panic attacks my BP rise around 130-140 over 100 will it cause heart attack or stroke?And does it make me a hypertensive person?

Not likely: Check several times a day and record for your doctor. Get help, for the panic attacks. Panic, fight, flight release Adrenalin and raise pulse and BP transiently. But very high BP even briefly can do damage so do not ignore. ...Read more

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What can cause a heart attack in men?

What can cause a heart attack in men?

See below: All the classical risk factors which include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history and if you have the above, a heart attack may be precipitated by stress including drugs, excessive drinking and sex, and many more. Live healthy and good luck! ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a hang over cause a heart attack?

Would it be possible that a hang over cause a heart attack?

Not usually: Makes one feel awful! gastritis, reflux, GI distress is more common with the alcohol, but can feel much like a heart attack. I suspect if one is inebriated to a degree that aspiration, pneumonia, hypoxia occur, then heart compromise can happen. ...Read more

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Do disappointments in your life eventually cause a heart attack?

Do disappointments in your life eventually cause a heart attack?

No: Heart attack is caused by plaque build up in coronary arteries of the heart. No study has ever conclusively shown stress or loss to be tied to heart attack. It is a common misconception. Heart attack is caused when there is an imbalance in oxygen supply and oxygen demand of heart muscle. The supply being limited by plaque in the arteries. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a heart attack?

Can stress cause a heart attack?

Probably: In someone with undelying coronary artery disease. This is an area of research as to what factors contribute to an unstable plaque which is a precursor to a heart attack, stress is certainly one factor. ...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 does stress do to cause a heart attack?

What does stress do to cause a heart attack?

Stress & Heart Attac: Stress over time increases your cortisol which increase your blood sugar, which contributes to insulin resistance in many cases, which causes inflammation, which is what causes heart attacks and strokes. In the short term, big stress can raise blood pressure and pulse and stress your heart, which can cause a heart attack in the right setting. Stress management is important. ...Read more

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How does stress cause a heart attack in some cases ?

How does stress cause a heart attack in some cases ?

Takotsubo: Catecholamines are stress hormones that can cause a strange reaction in the heart muscle that's unrelated to the coronary arteries. It's seldom fatal but can be troublesome. They can also trigger a rhythm problem in someone with bad coronary disease. ...Read more

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What drugs that can cause a heart attack or heart problems?

What drugs that can cause a heart attack or heart problems?

See below: Lots of drugs (too many to list) can have cardiac side effects. However, to ask what drugs can cause a heart attack is a strange question. Just in case you are feeling suicidal, i won't provide the answer to that part of your question. If suicidal, i recommend seeing or talking to a therapist or counselor or going to the hospital right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

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