3 doctors weighed in:

Can you have heart failure without a myocardial infarction?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The quick answer is

Yes. Heart failure refers to the inability of the heart to pump properly and thus resulting in accumulation of fluid in the lung.
This is called systolic heart failure. There is also diastolic or right sided heart failure and those symptoms are a bit different. Myocardial infarction refers to poor blood supply to the heart resulting in the death of heart tissue. This could result in heart failure.

In brief: The quick answer is

Yes. Heart failure refers to the inability of the heart to pump properly and thus resulting in accumulation of fluid in the lung.
This is called systolic heart failure. There is also diastolic or right sided heart failure and those symptoms are a bit different. Myocardial infarction refers to poor blood supply to the heart resulting in the death of heart tissue. This could result in heart failure.
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Thank
Dr. Andrew Chung
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

An example is uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure) can cause heart failure without myocardial infarction (heart attack) happening at the same time.

In brief: Yes

An example is uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure) can cause heart failure without myocardial infarction (heart attack) happening at the same time.
Dr. Andrew Chung
Dr. Andrew Chung
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
13 years in practice
508K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors