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Does blood loss cause heart attacks?
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not usually
A heart attack occurs when there is sustained insufficient blood supply to the heart to meet the heart's metabolic demand.
If you lose a lot of blood and your heart already has a compromised supply you can have a "heart attack" most typically heart attacks are caused by progressive or acute plugging of one of the arteries of the heart with plaque and clot.

In brief: Not usually
A heart attack occurs when there is sustained insufficient blood supply to the heart to meet the heart's metabolic demand.
If you lose a lot of blood and your heart already has a compromised supply you can have a "heart attack" most typically heart attacks are caused by progressive or acute plugging of one of the arteries of the heart with plaque and clot.
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