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Bowel Heart Attack?

A: I am not familiar with a "bowel heart attack" and would be very skeptical if such a thing even exist! However, just to set the record straight from reading some of the comments, folks have their facts a bit mixed up. A heart attack is actually when the build up of cholesterol inside your coronary vessels breaks loose which then in turn continues to build at a rapid rate until the vessel is completely occluded causing a "heart attack"! This is what my cardiologist explained to me and there are no "blood clots" floating around inside your plumbing. If there are, they are generally associated with "strokes"! This is why heart patients such as myself take cholesterol drugs like Lipitor and others to prevent build up in your coronary arteries. i think you...


MDMA affecting heart?

A: Hi, MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) better known as ecstasy is chemically related to amphetamines (a ring-substituted amphetamine). Amphetamine use is of serious concern because it causes a variety of devastating health consequences. As your question pertains to the cardiac complications, i will provide information only on this aspect. Ecstasy produces indirect sympathetic activation by releasing dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin from central and autonomic nervous system terminals. These result in increased cardiac work. myocardial ischemia and infarction have been known to occcur in patients with or without coronary artery disease. The mechanism is uncertain, but could be related to the elevated catecholamine concentrations,...

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