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What are the causes of minor heart attacks?

Stress. Any reason that will lead to stressing heart including infections, sepsis, and of course underlying coronary artery disease. Minor heart attacks are usually called demand ischemia in scientific terms. Read more...
Thoughts. Ay heart attack is potentially very serious. Arrythmias , etc some small coronary occluded and only a small amount of the cardiac muscle is damaged. Relates to remaining non ischemic good muscle to be called "minor"! but if one vessel, even small, is diseased others are likely progressing. Make good life choices. See aha get with the program. Read more...
Minor means minimal. Heart muscle damage...Plaque rupture is most common cause but this can be big or small...Highly variable. Read more...

What causes a heart attack at 19?

Drugs, genes. Cocaine or methamphetamine come to mind when you see a 19 year old with a heart attack, although an autoimmune disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or severe hyperlipidemia might have a myocardial infarct at that age as well... Drugs are the cause more commonly seen in our society, however. Read more...
Congenital anomaly. Aortic root, aortic valvular disease aberrant coronary anomalous coronary origin but as another has noted: Cocaine and other drugs of abuse are more likely. Read more...

What are the causes of heart attack?

Heart attack. A heart attack is typically caused by a blood clot forming on top of plaque inside a coronary artery (artery that supplies heart muscle). Factors that can contribute to this are smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and genetics. Other rare causes of heart attack especially in young patients include drugs, trauma, inflammation, congenital anomaly. Read more...
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 more...
Clots. Simply put, a typical heart attack is when an area of the heart has decreased blood supply. This oftent happens when a plaque ruptures and a clot forms in the lumen of an artery resulting in injury to that specific area of the heart. Read more...

What can cause a heart attack in men?

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 more...
Heart attack. Is caused by a clot forming in a heart artery and blocking flow of blood to the heart muscle. It can be triggered by any kind of physical, psychologic or chemical(smoke)stress. The causes in women are the same. We think a fatty plaque in the blood vessel cracks and a clot forms at that spot. Read more...

How can bulimia cause heart attacks?

Usually Electrolytes. The common cause of heart attacks and cardiac abnormalities found with bulimia is due to major changes in the body's electrolyte balance secondary to binging and purging (vomiting, laxatives, diet pills, etc). Such behaviors alter electrolytes like potassium, sodium and chloride which regulate the heart muscles to function. Also a dysregulation of the autonomic stress-response system takes place. Read more...

What can cause strokes & heart attacks?

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...