• Billy Templeton Billy Templeton
    February 12, 2012
    Can you have a heart attack with out having Blockage.
    Billy Templeton Billy Templeton
    February 12, 2012

    Can you have a heart attack, with out having blockage.

     

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  • Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    February 13, 2012
    Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    February 13, 2012

    Hi Billy Templetom:

     

    The most common cause of a heart attack is due to blockages, either from plaque or a blood clot.  But there are some other uncommon causes of heart attacks, such as: a spasm of a coronary artery (drugs, such as cocaine, can cause such a life-threatening spasm), a tear in the heart artery (coronary artery dissection), and/or small blood clots or tumors that have traveled from other parts of the body (coronary embolism).

     

    I've attached a link that gives you more information on causes:

    Heart Attack

     

    Take care,

    Tara


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