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Q: can you have a heart attack when your blood pressure is normal

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Martin Cane, M.D., Health Pro
9/ 6/08 9:14am

 

robby,

 

Thanks for your question.  Yes, a person can have a heart attack with normal blood pressure.  High blood pressure is a significant risk to developing heart disease, but many people have heart problems without this risk factor. 

 

In the acute phase of a heart attack, blood pressure can be low, high, or normal.  If you have concerns about yourself and the possibility of having a heart problem, make an appointment with your physician to have an evaluation and possibly testing to be sure everything is OK. 

 

I hope this has been helpful.

 

Martin Cane, M.D.

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