Can Stress Cause a Healthy Person to Have a Heart attack?

Can Stress Cause a Heart Attack in a Healthy Person? When a little stress is experienced, it can motivate an individual to complete a task, meet a deadline or fulfill an obligation; however, stress related to employment difficulties or significant family issues offers no positive outcome. Chronic stress occurs when struggles continue for an extended period of time. Chronic stress can cause heart disease. Heart disease increases the likelihood of an individual experiencing a heart attack, which causes his or her risk of suffering a cardiac arrest to rise. Evidence suggests that there are people who are sensitive to specific types of emotional stress. This emotional stress can contribute to…

The First Stages of a Mini Stroke: Learn about Mini Stroke Symptoms

The First Stages of a Mini Stroke: Learn about Mini Stroke Symptoms Not everyone who exhibits stroke symptoms is having a regular stroke. Some people are actually having a mini-stroke or a TIA. Learn more about what a mini-stroke is, how to tell if you are having one, and how undergoing a cardiovascular evaluation to assess your risk for strokes and heart disease can help reduce your risk of having a mini-stroke. What is a Mini Stroke? Mini-strokes are the body’s way of warning you that you are at risk of experiencing a much more serious, and potentially life-threatening, health problem. They occur when the blood supply to the brain…

How long can you live with heart disease?

How long can you live with heart disease? In the United States, approximately 92.1 million adults have a form of heart disease or have problems that are related to stroke. In fact, one in seven deaths in the U.S. is attributed to heart disease. While these statistics may seem rather grim, the truth is, if you take care of yourself you could live a long and happy life. When you eat right, exercise, and see your doctor regularly, you don’t have to become another statistic. You can learn to manage it and still do most of the things that you enjoy. What is heart disease? Heart disease, also known as…

How Many Beats per Minute is Heart Attack?

How Many Beats per Minute is Heart Attack? According to the American Heart Association, 2,300 Americans die of heart disease every day—accounting for about 1 out of every 3 to 4 deaths annually. At Tri-City Cardiology—with offices in Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and San Tan, Arizona—our experienced cardiologists are doing their part to improve the heart health of our community and help people avoid one of the most serious complications of heart disease—cardiac arrest. What is Cardiac Arrest? Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States experiences cardiac arrest, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Better known as a heart attack, cardiac arrest occurs when the heart temporarily and suddenly experiences…

Would You Know if You had Heart Disease?

Would You Know if You had Heart Disease? If you had heart disease, would you know it? Maybe not. It is possible to have heart disease and not realize it because not all cardiac problems come with clear warning signs. Heart disease does not always cause someone to clutch at their chest and fall immediately to the ground, as depicted in the movies. In many cases, heart disease causes no symptoms at all. To make matters even more confusing, some symptoms that do appear don’t even happen in your chest. It is even possible to have a heart attack and not realize it. In fact, the classic symptom of a…

5 Types of Heart Disease Symptoms, Risk Factors & Causes

5 Types of Heart Disease Symptoms, Risk Factors & Causes Heart disease is an umbrella term that covers a variety of conditions affecting the heart. These heart diseases can affect the blood vessels, heart muscle and even the rhythm at which the heart beats to cause cardiac problems. A person may be born with heart disease or develop it over a lifetime. Many of these heart diseases cause symptoms. Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease. CAD is the leading cause of death in the United States. This disease develops when the arteries that bring oxygen-rich blood to the heart harden and narrow, which prevents the…