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What to do if I'm feeling like I may be close to a stress induced heart attack. Am I going to have one?

What's the symptoms? Depends on what your symptoms are. If you have chest pain radiating to your jaw or left arm or if you have acute shortness of breath, this is concerning for an impending heart attack. Stress can increase Adrenalin which can reveal limitations in your heart's capacity - which is what a heart attack basically is, when demand from a heart outstrips supply. If you feel this way a lot, see an MD. Read more...

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...
Yes. Atherosclerosis, the underlying setup for heart attacks, typically starting in childhood yet asymptomatic for decades: the artery walls thicken & enlarge at the plaque locations, thus no narrowing of the lumens carrying blood. If the endothelial covering of a plaque is thin, then anything that increases pulse pressure (artery stretching), e.g. Exercise or anger, can induce plaque rupture & damage. Read more...

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...

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...

Can having a lot of stress causes you to have a silent heart attack or just angina?

Both, if.... If you have coronary disease (blockages in your coronary arteries), stress can cause your heart to pump harder and faster, outstripping its limited blood supply, resulting in angina. If prolonged, permanent damage can result (heart attack). If your heart is normal, stress cannot cause angina or a heart attack. Read more...

Does too much stress cause heart failure and a heart attack?

There is a known. Entity called: apical ballooning, takotsubo's or "broken heart" syndrome which can reduce heart function and mimic a heart attack which is a stress mediated process occurring due to adrenergic overload. It is treated with beta blockers & is fairly rare. Read more...