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Can internal bleeding lead to a heart attack?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Severe internal bleeding can cause significant strain on your heart and its function.
It can be associated with lack of blood flow to the heart which can result in a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

In brief: Yes

Severe internal bleeding can cause significant strain on your heart and its function.
It can be associated with lack of blood flow to the heart which can result in a myocardial infarction (heart attack).
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Dr. Housam Hegazy
That is called myocardial infarction type 2 ( supply demand ischemia)
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Sometimes

If significant blood loss occurs causing a drop in blood pressure and you already have coronary artery disease a heart attack can occur. Without coronary artery disease sufficient blood loss can lead to cardiovascular collapse or what is termed hemorrhagic shock.
If not corrected death can occur.

In brief: Sometimes

If significant blood loss occurs causing a drop in blood pressure and you already have coronary artery disease a heart attack can occur. Without coronary artery disease sufficient blood loss can lead to cardiovascular collapse or what is termed hemorrhagic shock.
If not corrected death can occur.
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Depends

Massive bleeding resulting in shock can lead to decreased coronary perfusion resulting in acute myocardial injury.
Pts with pre-existing CAD are at higher risk. Lesser bleeding not resulting in hypotension is bettter tolerated by the pts myocardium.

In brief: Depends

Massive bleeding resulting in shock can lead to decreased coronary perfusion resulting in acute myocardial injury.
Pts with pre-existing CAD are at higher risk. Lesser bleeding not resulting in hypotension is bettter tolerated by the pts myocardium.
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