• robby robby
    September 06, 2008
    can you have a heart attack when your blood pressure is normal
    robby robby
    September 06, 2008

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  • Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    September 06, 2008
    Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    September 06, 2008

     

    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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