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Could a heart attack result from anxiety?

Could a heart attack result from anxiety?

Yes: But must be rare! and only related to having other significant risk factors and family and personal items. No smoking weight control exercize. ...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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How high does the troponin result be, to signal a heart attack?

How high does the troponin result be, to signal a heart attack?

It depends: In the proper setting with chest pain & abnormal electrocardiogram an elevated troponin (highly sensitive version) can indicate heart damage. However there are other possible explanations for an elevated level. These include congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs) or kidney failure. The pattern of the elevation over time is also useful. ...Read more

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How does increased heart rate due to stress result in a heart attack?

How does increased heart rate due to stress result in a heart attack?

Increased rate: Your heart needs blood to function, if it's working harder, it needs more oxygen. If your heart blood vessels can't deliver the extra oxygen, areas of your heart become. ...Read more

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Need a solution to neck & shoulder pain which might likely result to heart attack?

Find the cause: Coronary disease can cause neck and shoulder and chest pain- angina. Referred from ischemia of the heart through the nerves to hat area. Common arthritic, trauma, and exercize shoulder pain does not usually cause a heart problem. ...Read more

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If I got good blood lipid profile result,is it possible to get heart attack or suffering from angina.

If I got good blood lipid profile result,is it possible to get heart attack or suffering from angina.

Lipids: A good lipid profile lowers the risk of heart attack or angina. It is certainly better than having a high LDL or other negative lipid numbers. However, it is still possible to have a cardiac event even with good lipids. Heredity, diabetes, age, and smoking all can affect the risk of heart disease even in the presence of normal lipids. ...Read more

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How reassured (typically that is) should one feel about the possibility of a heart attack after receiving a negative nuclear stress test result?

How reassured (typically that is) should one feel about the possibility of a heart attack after receiving a negative nuclear stress test result?

Not perfect: It is reassuring but not perfect. The nuclear study relies on differential distribution of blood flow and the dye. Most CAD show distribution in vessels unequally, therefore, the dye will be distributed unequally. If there is diffuse disease, the distribution could be equal and will miss the differential and will read as no disease. Talk to your md or cardiologist if in doubt of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can heart attack result in missed or delayed period of perimenopausal woman?

Can heart attack result in missed or delayed period of perimenopausal woman?

Heart attack: Yes, a heart attack is a stressful event and may lead to a release of a host of compensatory hormones, one of which is cortisol. An imbalance of hormones may lead to a delay or a missed period. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more