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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

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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How low would your blood pressure need to get to cause a heart attack or stroke?

How low would your blood pressure need to get to cause a heart attack or stroke?

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

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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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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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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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Which pressure points can cause a heart attack?

Which pressure points can cause a heart attack?

None: I guess choking to point of hypoxia can cause stroke or mi but no specific touch point. ...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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Can one night of drug use cause a heart attack or stroke?

Can one night of drug use cause a heart attack or stroke?

Yes: Depends the drug

even over the counter medication can do it.

Careful! ...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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Could someone kill you or cause a heart attack by suddenly waking you up?

Could someone kill you or cause a heart attack by suddenly waking you up?

Possible: But strange unless substantial other risk factors: atherosclerosis, smoking, obesity,
coagulopathy etc. ...Read more

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Has it really been shown that high levels of caffeine can cause a heart attack?

Has it really been shown that high levels of caffeine can cause a heart attack?

Not alone: Have to have other risk factors and blockage of coronaries
smoking with your coffee is not a help! ...Read more

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What to do if I just read that consuming high levels of caffeine can cause a heart attack. Is that true?

What to do if I just read that consuming high levels of caffeine can cause a heart attack. Is that true?

Not alone: Have to have other risk factors and blockage of coronaries
smoking with your coffee is not a help! ...Read more

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Can smoking alone cause a heart attack in 41 year old woman. Or would you have to have other uncontrolled risk factors?

Can smoking alone cause a heart attack in 41 year old woman. Or would you have to have other uncontrolled risk factors?

Probability: It's all a matter of probabilities. A 41 yo woman with BP of 120, cholesterol 200, HDL of 50, BP of 120 who doesn't smoke has 0.7% ten year risk of heart attack. If she smokes, her risk is 2.7%. To calc your own risk, goto: http://my. Americanheart. Org/professional/StatementsGuidelines/Prevention-Guidelines_UCM_457698_SubHomePage. Jsp - Then click on "Launch Web Version". ...Read more

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Is it true that smoking cig alone can cause a heart attack even if you are only 41.or do you have to have other uncontrolled condition?

Is it true that smoking cig alone can cause a heart attack even if you are only 41.or do you have to have other uncontrolled condition?

That depends on..: How much you've smoked and for how long. Smoking by itself causes conditions that lead to blocked arteries. Add NSAIDS, high blood pressure, a family history, maybe some alcohol and other bad habits, yes, you could see heart disease. 2-3 packs a day for 20 years is a 40-60 pack year smoking history. It's not about chronological age, it's about biological age. Nothing ages us faster than smoking. ...Read more

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Can motrin cause a heart attack?

Can motrin cause a heart attack?

Possibly: All nsaids, like motrin, do have slight risk for heart disease. It is due to the fact that they target specific inflammatory chemicals in the body. It's not a huge risk, but it's also not zero. ...Read more

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Can flavored vodka cause a heart attack?

Can flavored vodka cause a heart attack?

No: Alcohol does not cause heart attacks
but smoking with alcohol does

by the way, flavored vodka can make you quite sick for the whole next day. That is probably why the live expectancy in russia is very low with men's average at 59 years. ...Read more

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Could taking too much Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause a heart attack?

Could taking too much Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause a heart attack?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) Heart Attack: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant and can cause an increase in both blood pressure and pulse, so it could cause a heart attack. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a heart attack in a teenager?

Can stress cause a heart attack in a teenager?

Unlikely, BUT with: Congenital anomalies
smoking
obesity
diabetes
hyperlipidemia
and drugs
cocaine
could precipitate. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a heart attack in a teenager?

Can stress cause a heart attack in a teenager?

Squeeze don't pull: This is of course a matter of degree. How much are you squeezing? Normal sexually intermittent squeezing is unlikely to produce any long term effects. However 24x7 pulling and squeezing will likely cause enough tissue expansion to cause long term ptosis. ...Read more

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Does a really fast heart rate cause a heart attack?

Does a really fast heart rate cause 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 more

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What could cause a heart attack in a pre-teen child?

Several disorders: Kawasaki's disease and coronary vasospasm should be considered. Children with a hypercoagulable disorder and an intracardiac shunt (such as an atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale) should be considered. Lastly, congenital heart defects that affect the coronary arteries may cause an early heart attack. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroid disease cause a heart attack sometimes?

Does hypothyroid disease cause a heart attack sometimes?

Yes: Low thyroid can cause metabolic changes that damage blood vessels and lead to vascular disease. ...Read more

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Does hypotension cause a heart attack or stroke?

Does hypotension cause a heart attack or stroke?

Hypotension: If the blood pressure drops low in a coronary artery disease patient or cerebral vascular disease patient it could cause a heart attack or stroke. ...Read more

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Epinephrine -- does it's use cause a heart attack or stroke?

Epinephrine -- does it's use cause a heart attack or stroke?

Maybe: There is too much of a good thing. Epinephrine is a natural hormone with necessary functions. Too much can, and does, cause heart attack, hypertension, anxiety, stroke. Aside from exogenous sources, few natural conditions cause excess Epinephrine (eg, pheochromocytoma). ...Read more

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Can oral health problems? Cause a heart attack or other illness?

Can oral health problems? Cause a heart attack or other illness?

Possibly: We don't have all the answers yet but there are more studies that link oral health with overall health than studies that don't show a link between the two. The basic theory of the oral/systemic health link is that chronic inflammation in the mouth can release certain chemicals into your bloodstream that trigger changes in the lining of arteries making clots stick or send bacteria to other organs. ...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?

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 more

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How do you tell how clogged your arteries are in your heart? Like the ones that if they got clogged would cause a heart attack?

How do you tell how clogged your arteries are in your heart? Like the ones that if they got clogged would cause a heart attack?

Angiogram: An angiogram, in which dye is injected into the artery while x-rays are taken, is the usual way doctors look at heart arteries to see where the artery clogs are. It is not a simple procedure to do, so is only done when a patient is at a high risk of getting a heart attack or similar medical problem, or after a patient has already started having a heart attack. ...Read more

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If my lcx and LAD are less than 50% blocked (lcx due to stenting) but my ramus gets totally blocked, can this cause a heart attack?

Yes: Any coronary artery, including small branches, can cause damage to heart muscle cells if occludes (measured by cardiac enzymes). A heart attack from a smaller vessel is much less likely to cause death or significant disability. ...Read more

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I'm 26 and was diagnosed with "microvascular dysfunction" of the heart arteries. How is this possible at my age? Can it cause a heart attack?

I'm 26 and was diagnosed with "microvascular dysfunction" of the heart arteries. How is this possible at my age? Can it cause a heart attack?

Endothelial dysfxn: Reviewing endothelial distinction would require paragraphs and chapters, but practically it means that you really need to watch your risk factors, even at this young age. If you smoke, stop. Lose weight. Exercise regularly. Monitor blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar and treat if necessary. ...Read more

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Can smoking alone cause a heart attack or do you need to have other risk factors or does it happen later in life? Or do you need to be diagn with cad?

Can smoking alone cause a heart attack or do you need to have other risk factors or does it happen later in life? Or do you need to be diagn with cad?

Stop smoking: Some studies have shown a higher rate of coronary events while smoking (arrythmias) At any rate a direct proximate cause is rare but long term effects are very seriosu! Stop now! (When you stop the short term effects stop very QUICKLY!
Good Luck

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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