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How can someone be fine one night, then hours later die of heart attack?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Sudden death

Heart attacks are caused from a clot in the coronary artery.
10-25% of heart attack patients can develop ventricular fibrillation within the first 8 hours that causes the sudden death if not detected and shocked immediately.

In brief: Sudden death

Heart attacks are caused from a clot in the coronary artery.
10-25% of heart attack patients can develop ventricular fibrillation within the first 8 hours that causes the sudden death if not detected and shocked immediately.
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

A great number of heart attacks can be sudden and fatal.
The incidence of sudden death is higher with age, with organic heart disease and ejection fraction <=35%, critical left main coronary artery stenosis, critical aortic stenosis, previous unrevascularized myocardial infarction territory, acute aortic dissection specially in patients with marfan's syndrome, pulmonary hypertension.

In brief: Yes

A great number of heart attacks can be sudden and fatal.
The incidence of sudden death is higher with age, with organic heart disease and ejection fraction <=35%, critical left main coronary artery stenosis, critical aortic stenosis, previous unrevascularized myocardial infarction territory, acute aortic dissection specially in patients with marfan's syndrome, pulmonary hypertension.
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