How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

Very often. In western industrialized societies, diet is possibly the most important risk factor for developing coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease (affecting the brain circulation).
The cause. By far, poor diet is almost always a major contributing cause to heart attack and stroke. For the most part, these are diseases of "wealthier' nations with poor diet, less activity, and more stress.

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Can panic attack lead to: a) stroke or heart attack due to either hbp being too high at that moment or my heart rate being too too fast? Help

Needs to be high. At 32 years provided you are not morbidly obese severely diabetic or have cardiac issues its unlikely. The panic would have to have your heart beating at almost 200 and your BP would have to be quite high. If you are having a lot of panic attacks speak to your doctor, neurologist, psychiatrist and they may be able to prescribe a medication to stabilize these events. Read more...

What causes a massive heart attack or stroke?

Heart attack . Blockage of coronary artery causes heart attack, and blockage of carotid artery causes stroke. There are many other possible causes. Read more...
Atherosclerosis. Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. Read more...
PlaqueRupture ; Clot. Atherosclerosis, typical onset -age 7, yet asymptomatic for decades (arteries thicken ; enlarge; not narrow), ; eventual plaque rupture triggering blood clot in artery opening which both sheds downstream ; becomes large enough to narrow ; close artery opening (both blocking blood flow) causes both the damage ; residual narrowings. Read more...

How do I know if I had a heart attack or stroke?

See below. Out of many, chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath point to a heart attack. Numbness, weakness, slurred speech point to a stroke. At your age, probably neither (unless you are taking drugs which can give you both). If you feel ill or are in doubt, go to an er - they can do all the necessary tests. Read more...
Classic. Classic symptoms of heart attack - pressure in the chest, difficulty breathing, cold sweats, pain the jaw and left arm. Most commonly stroke will present with weakness or paralysis one side of the body, sometimes with difficulty in speaking. Person having this symptoms should call 911. Range of the symptoms can be very large. This happens usually in older individual. Read more...

Aren't these the signs of a heart attack or stroke?

Chest and brain. Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia both have some common risk! smoking obesity high blood pressure diabetes hyperlipemia prevention is best acute care is an emergency. Call 911, take an Aspirin and go to er. Read more...

What are the first signs for heart attack or stroke?

AMI-chest pain. Myocardial infarct may show up as precordial chest pain wwhich may radiate to neck jaw or arms, or may be pain in neck arms or jaw without chest pain, it can also show up as just shortness of breath9more in women then men, it may alo show up as arrhythmias some of which may be fatal.Some mis are silent. Read more...
Heart attack/ Stroke. Heart attack: heaviness upon the anterior chest making pt sweat and pale radiating towards the left arm and or neck or jaw very intense for more that 30 minutes. Stroke: sudden incapacity of talking or significant difficulty to move one arm or one leg or half of the body , paralysis of one arm, leg or face. Many other signs could happen. Read more...

Is it common at 28 to have a heart attack or stroke?

No. No it is not common, but it is possible if you have an underlying problem with your heart or cardiovascular system that you may have a heart attack or stroke. Also use of certain drugs can precipitate these conditions. Read more...