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Can you have heart attack with normal blood pressure, heart rate, chol and no heart diesae?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, while it's

Great that you don't have the probs u mention, there is more to heart dz than just that.
Healthy eating & wt., regular exercise are important even if your bp, choles, etc are normal. More advance testing for other risk factors beyond the standard lipid panel & fasting sugar level is available in some places, & we're still learning about other risk factors. Good u r being prevention-minded!

In brief: Yes, while it's

Great that you don't have the probs u mention, there is more to heart dz than just that.
Healthy eating & wt., regular exercise are important even if your bp, choles, etc are normal. More advance testing for other risk factors beyond the standard lipid panel & fasting sugar level is available in some places, & we're still learning about other risk factors. Good u r being prevention-minded!
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Heart attack

You can have a heart attack with no risk factors.

In brief: Heart attack

You can have a heart attack with no risk factors.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
The chance is higher and higher with more and more risk factors...smoking, obesity area avoidable. Diabetes is modifiable/treatable, so is hypertension and cholesterol. Live well...live healthy..
Dr. Creighton Wright
Or none yet identified Some folks show diabetes late Or do not know family history Or never took a blood pressure Or do not know familynhisto
Dr. Nathan Ritter
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Although most people who have a heart attack have some risk factor like you mentioned (other examples are family history of heart attack, smoking, diabetes, drug use), many people without an apparent risk factor have heart attacks.
If u r talking about yourself, you are likely at low risk because of your age. Check out my website CardioGauge.com for heart health education. Best wishes!

In brief: Yes

Although most people who have a heart attack have some risk factor like you mentioned (other examples are family history of heart attack, smoking, diabetes, drug use), many people without an apparent risk factor have heart attacks.
If u r talking about yourself, you are likely at low risk because of your age. Check out my website CardioGauge.com for heart health education. Best wishes!
Dr. Nathan Ritter
Dr. Nathan Ritter
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Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Since most of our tools cannot detect early signs of coronary artery disease, many of us suffer our first heart attack without any warning! we desperately need better tools to early warn the incoming heart attack! multifunction cardiogram opens that possibility! http://en.
M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram.

In brief: Yes.

Since most of our tools cannot detect early signs of coronary artery disease, many of us suffer our first heart attack without any warning! we desperately need better tools to early warn the incoming heart attack! multifunction cardiogram opens that possibility! http://en.
M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram.
Dr. Joseph Shen
Dr. Joseph Shen
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