6 doctors weighed in:

Can congenital heart disease and impending heart attacks cause excessive sweating, esp. On the forehead?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Karpawich
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Adrenaline

Anytime the heart is not functioning normally, the body can react by having excessive responses from the nervous and endocrine systems.
As a result, faster heart rates, changes in blood pressure and sweating can occur, common to the classic fight-or-flight response. Excessive sweating for no apparent reason can be a red flag to warn about a heart attack even before any chest pain.

In brief: Adrenaline

Anytime the heart is not functioning normally, the body can react by having excessive responses from the nervous and endocrine systems.
As a result, faster heart rates, changes in blood pressure and sweating can occur, common to the classic fight-or-flight response. Excessive sweating for no apparent reason can be a red flag to warn about a heart attack even before any chest pain.
Thank
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Heart attack

Excessive sweating is a catecholamine response to stress, .

In brief: Heart attack

Excessive sweating is a catecholamine response to stress, .
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
26 years in practice
179K people helped
Continue
100,000 doctors available