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Could you have a normal pulse rate during a heart attack?

Could you have a normal pulse rate during a heart attack?

Yes: Pulse and blood pressure can be normal or also abnormal, that' s why we need additional testing to discern. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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


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My pulse was at 77 and it shot up to 150 after a cigarette and it wasn't coming down is that normal? I thought i was heart attack bound

My pulse was at 77 and it shot up to 150 after a cigarette and it wasn't coming down is that normal? I thought i was heart attack bound

Nicotine stimulation: Cigarette smoking is a stress on heart and lungs which are acting as a circulation and oxygenation unit for the body. Nerves are stimulated by the chemicals inhaled and oxygen is deprived with smoke and such response is a heralding sign of early cardiac dysfunction. Please get a stress test for your heart. ...Read more

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When I sleep at night I feel my heart is pumping very fast but my pulse is 85 bpm. I feel like I am going to have an heart attack but don't have pain.

When I sleep at night I feel my heart is pumping very fast but my pulse is 85 bpm. I feel like I am going to have an heart attack but don't have pain.

Palpitations : Sensation of your heart beat is not uncommon when we sleep and our heart is in closer proximity to our chest . Don't believe your are having a heart attack but consult a physician ...Read more

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If i'm otherwise healthy and BP usually normal at rest, but pulse and BP get very high during anxiety or stress can it cause stroke or heart attack?

If i'm otherwise healthy and BP usually normal at rest, but pulse and BP get very high during anxiety or stress can it cause stroke or heart attack?

Good reason for Tx: In an otherwise healthy guy w/out BP problems i think it would be unlikely to result in stroke or heart attack, but not guaranteed, so.... Why not talk to a therapist to discover ways to deal w/ or avoid stress? It can really help. But find one you like and trust. I'd think it may be more helpful than pills in mild or moderate conditions. Meditation is also great to reduce stress. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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