Can a temper outburst in someone who has heart disease (plaque lining the arterial walls) be a catalyst for a plaque rupture and consequent mi?

It can... Sress can release adrenaline which constricts blood vessels, increase blood pressure and enhance tendency of platelets to aggregate and cause blood clots. Triggers such as these can cause a plaque to break and form a clot causing a heart attack. Yes, intense stress or rabid loss of temper can cause a heart attack.

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If you have a predisposition to early heart disease, would it mean you have a tendency to have smaller sized plaque or large fluffier sized?  

Varies. There are many factors that determine where and when an artery gets blocked. Some heart attacks happen when a small smooth plaque cracks open and a blood clot forms. Flow is fine one second and blocked the next. Some blockages happen gradually when a plaque gets thick and slowly blocks an artery over time. The tendency to have heart disease could come from cholesterol type, or other factors. Read more...

My boyfriend found out he has a plaque disease in his mouth. Also so possiblr infections. Can this cause heart disease? What are signs of heart diseas

Periodontal disease. People with gum disease are nore likely to have heart disease. A study has shown this link. Read more...
No. Gum disease and heart disease share common risk factors. One does not cause the other. It seems that the scientific observation that both tend to show up in the same patients has led some dentist and mds to claim that gum disease may cause heart disease. The american heart association reviewed 500 journal articles and concluded there was no proof of this. Read more...
Probably Connected. Plaque in the mouth seems to have a significant negative effect on overall health as well as heart health. It must be treated aggressively as early as possible. Heart disease often shows no sings until a heart attack. So, get the plaque removed & monitored long-term, and also see a physician for a check-up. You can't detect early warning signs of heart disease yourself. Only your dds/md can help. Read more...

Do small plaques in carotid signify cardiovascular heart disease? Will plaques be everywhere? I'm 41 quit smoking 2 yrs ago. Low BP cholest fine Dr say

Yes. Plaque is generally everywhere, but doesn't move. Plaque starts in your teenage years. Healthy diet and exercise can help control it. Read more...
Unknown. Small visible atherosclerotic plaquing does indicate occult disease if you will. Now whehter you have plaque elsewhere can only be ascertained by other non-invasive and invasive tests. BUT those are not indicated really at this point unless you are symptomatic. NO need to go on a fishing mission. MORE importantly, your cholesterol profile should be checked and follow a healthy lifestyle! Read more...

If you had plaque on your teeth for 1 year will it affect your body and make you more at risk of heart disease?

Bacteria. Many studies have shown that there is a correlation between periodontitis and coronary disease. At a minimum, you're certainly more prone to decalcification and cavities on your teeth. See a dentist for a professional cleaning. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/features/periodontal-disease-heart-health. Read more...
Of course. A growing number of research finds that bacteria, plaque and inflammation in your mouth are linked to heart attack and stroke. see your dentist, it may actually save your life. Read more...