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Can salt cause a heart attack?

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Too much salt in the diet can eventually lead to hypertension (high blood pressure) which increases heart attack risk. ! Any comments?

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  1. Leatha says:

    Too much salt can cause high blood pressure. High blood pressure can cause heart disease and other health problems. First answer by Superman55. Last edit

  2. Patience says:

    Norvasc does not protect you from having a heart attack. It lowers blood pressure (among other things, see below) to help prevent, but not guarantee, one does not have a heart attack. Yes, when taking this type of medication you should have regular check ups to check your potassium levels, electroylyte levels, etc. I have to keep a regular check on my potassium level because mine tends to fluctuate with the medications I am on. Taking calcium channel blocker medications such as Norvasc can lower potassium levels, electroylyte imbalances, etc., and lower potassium levels and electroylyte imbalances could lead to a heart attack, but I have not heard that the drug itself will cause a heart attack alone. Norvasc is is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), certain kinds of chest pain (chronic stable angina, vasospastic angina, coronary artery disease). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Relieving symptoms of angina can increase your ability to exercise and perform strenuous work. Norvasc is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. It may relieve the symptoms of angina by relaxing narrowed blood vessels and lowering blood pressure so that the heart muscle does not have to work as hard to pump blood through your body.Click this links if you would like more info:http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/Calcium-channel-blockers-for-coronary-artery-diseasehttp://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-5942-Norvasc+Oral.aspx??drugid=5942drugname=Norvasc+Oralhttp://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-5942-Norvasc+Oral.aspx??drugid=5942drugname=Norvasc+Oralhttp://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-5942-Norvasc+Oral.aspx??drugid=5942drugname=Norvasc+Oral

  3. Iluminada says:

    Can too much salt give someone a heart attack?

  4. Henrietta says:

    Most heart attacks are caused by a buildup of plaque on the inner walls of the coronary arteries. When a section of the plaque breaks open it will cause a blood clot to form. When the clot becomes large enough to cut off most or all of the … More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_causes_a_heart_attack

  5. Loan says:

    Heart disease or Coronary Artery Disease is a major cause of heart attacks. It is a condition where there is narrowing of the blood vessels that lead into the heart. One and half million people have heart attacks per year. More:http://www.ehow.com/facts_5494927_causes-disease-heart-attack.html

  6. Gwen says:

    A heart attack occurs when blood to the coronary muscle is blocked, usually by a clot. If blood flow isn’t quickly restored, the heart muscle begins to die, causing permanent damage. There are several risk factors for heart attacks, includi… More:http://www.ehow.com/facts_5513271_types-drugs-cause-heart-attacks.html

  7. Irene says:

    Askville Question: Could a sudden sodium overload cause a heart attack? Probably not, but it can cause sudden congestive heart failure in some people

  8. Cecily says:

    Heart disease has many causes and risk factors that are associated with your diet , salt at the table to your food can also increase your risk of heart disease. Detail:http://www.ehow.com/facts_5055065_foods-cause-risk-heart-disease.html

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