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What Are The Causes Of Heart Attacks
Supply & demand: In simple terms, it is a mismatch between the supply of oxygen and nutrients to heart muscle and the needs/demands of the heart muscle. In effect, heart muscle suffocates. This can be caused by narrowed or blocked vessels (coronary arteries) limiting blood flow. Stress tests on treadmill increases work of heart and determine if you can increase supply to match demand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No such thing: Food choices actually have far less effect on overall health than just eating moderately and staying fit. Stop worrying about some food causing you to get a heart attack right after you eat it. That's silly. This kind of scare stuff is made up by militant who have no reason to tell the truth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk for CAD: Here are the risks: positive family history, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure (over 140/90), smoker, male, diabetes, lots of stress, and no exercise. You get a heart attack when there is a blockage of any of the arteries serving the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart attack stroke: Heart attacks and stroke have several risk factors in common- high blood pressure, smoking, high blood sugar and high blood cholesterol The arteries that supply the brain and the heart have many similarities, so problems that affect these arteries can cause illness of either the heart or the brain. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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