Can you have a heart attack because of coffee?

Can you have a heart attack because of coffee?

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  1. Yes, too much caffeine can cause a heart attack but only to certain types of people who have blood pressure problems or if he or she is diagnosed with any heart related disease

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  2. Excess consumption of caffeine can increase your adrenaline levels. Adrenaline increases blood pressure which in turn. So in individuals with pre-existing heart conditions, intake of caffeine may trigger a heart attack.

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  3. In the new study, moderate coffee drinkers (those who consumed two or three cups a day) raised their risk of having a heart attack by 60% by drinking a cup of coffee. But light coffee drinkers increased their risk of heart attack by more than four times with one cup, according to the study. Coffee containing caffeine can cause insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach upset, nausea and vomiting, increased heart and breathing rate, and other side effects.

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  4. Probably yes but only after many years — probably decades — of misuse and abuse of own body and feeding it an utterly wrong diet that causes inflammation, which in turn leads to atherosclerosis [1–3].
    There is another issue related to the usage of coffee and other stimulants like tea, alcohol, and recreational along with medical drugs. It stimulates the heart towards higher heart rate and its stroke strength. Simultaneously, it is affecting the function of cardiomyocytes and action potential propagation.
    Disclaimer: Many of the experiences listed in this answers are originating in events that happened to me occurring in my life with a failing heart and life-threatening arrhythmias for 30+ years.
    People suffering from any kind of heart arrhythmia should reconsider the usage of any stimulation substances as they can and in many cases do trigger heart arrhythmias of many kinds and types.
    How do we recognize that we should not use stimulants because of the condition of our heart? What are signatures of being in danger?
    After consumption of a coffee cup, or other substance, the heart rate goes up quickly.
    It doesn’t feel right!
    Person will
    Feel agitated,
    Flushes of blood in various body parts,
    More sweating,
    Cold sweat is a signature of heart inability to accommodate the consumed dose,
    Breathing becomes heavier,
    There might be present in an abrupt and strong urge to urinate and going to the big one. This means that heart could not cope with this load. It is a defensive reaction of the body as it tries to get rid of the poison or a signature of failing heart.
    The heart will express more
    Irregularities,
    Some tightness of pain in the chest,
    Feeling that something is not just right with it is present often.
    It takes hours to get into the shape.
    Going back to your question. A heart attack can be triggered as the consequence of suddenly increased heart load that the heart is unable to cope with. It can come delayed as some artery can close too much after waning effects of the consumed drug.
    When we do live a healthy life full of healthy food, physical activities, and keep stress low, we can take a cup of coffee once a while without any kind of problems.
    Make the right decisions & be healthy 🙂

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    [3] Cody Durrer, Sean McKelvey, Joel Singer, Alan M. Batterham, James D. Johnson, Kelsey Gudmundson, Jay Wortman & Jonathan P. Little: “A randomized controlled trial of pharmacist-led therapeutic carbohydrate and energy restriction in type 2 diabetes” NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 12:5367 (2021) 1-8, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-25667-4

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  5. As a night shift worker in the Emergency Department off and on for 20 years I used coffee and many caffeine tablets to remain awake. I never had any trouble from it. I had Angina when I was 62, ten years ago. That required a triple vessel bypass to survive. However today I have heart skips which increases with caffeine on board. So I don’t even drink coke cola, as it has small amounts of caffeine in it.
    During my clinical experience I have had three cases of caffeine induced atrial fibrillation. This is when the upper pumping chambers just shiver instead of pumping. This can cause the cardiac function to reduce by 20%, but it is not usually fatal. However if not stopped in 72 hours it has caused blood clots to enter into the arteries which can cause strokes or lung embolisms which can be fatal.
    These were young men 18, 25, and 35. They were severely shook up by this happening. Even we were surprised by it in such young men. One was drinking almost gallons of Coke while mopping and closing the Burger King restaurant where he worked. Another took caffeine pills to study for a test. The last took several power drinks daily to keep up his daily routine. All three went back to a normal heart rhythm eventually without the caffeine intake.
    So I would just warn you to be very careful with significant caffeine intakè.

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  6. Answered this question earlier. The shock of caffeine in coffee can wreck havoc with the nervous system for the occasional, or light coffee drinker, one cup with morning toast.The incidence of heart attacks is 30% higher for such individuals. Paradoxically, those people that drink 4 or more cups (didn’t say anything about mugs in the report).have less chance of having a heart attack.
    An added bonus: Those who drink coffee have less chance of having kidney stones.

    Victor Allen’s

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  7. It would be difficult for anyone but with the most unstable heart disease to have anything as serious as a heart attack. Caffeine IS a vasoconstrictor, albeit not a very potent one.
    There ARE stories (especially of teens/young people) on a dare doing things such as consuming too many caffeine PILLS with fatal effect, however.
    Responses should be considered general in nature, and not specific to any one person; consequently, they are not to be construed as specific medical advice and do not create a doctor/patient relationship. For more specific advice unique to your particular situation, consult a local medical professional.

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  8. Not as far as I know. A heart attack is usually when a piece of plaque breaks free from the lining of an artery and causes obstruction in the artery. I have never known Coffee to be cited a as a cause of heart attack, although the caffeine could stimulate a dangerous arrhythmia, in which case, I suppose the heart attack would be the result of a dangerous arrhythmia.
    Exercise, eat well, check BP. BM and cholesterol and work with your doctor to avoid heart attacks and other health issues.

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  9. You can experience a cardiac rhythm event from ingesting too much black licorice.
    The answer is yes. The key is moderation of everything.

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  10. For a few decades, it was widely believed that too much coffee was detrimental to heart health.
    In recent years, this line of thought has been reversed by studies that demonstrate that coffee has no adverse affects on heart health. To the contrary, coffee has been found to be slightly beneficial to heart health.
    The only caveat which seems to have come to light is in regards to non-coffee drinkers who suffer from heart disease. Since they are not used to having the caffeine in their system, sudden ingestion of too much coffee was found to raise blood pressure by 10mm HG.
    One other thing is certain… excess coffee will act as a diuretic, leading to frequent urination and followed by thirst.

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  11. As a coffee lover, I am tempted to say no! But…. excessive caffeine can increase the heart rate and blood pressure. If there are problems with the heart arteries already, then there might be a small change in blood flow which could lead to a heart attack. The data is unclear – Coffee consumption and myocardial infarction in women.

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  12. Not because of coffee, according to the latest research available. The risk of heart disease and coffee consumption has been widely studied. It appears that moderate consumption (2–3 cups a day) may actually reduce cardiovascular risk. However, if you have been diagnosed with a heart condition you should discuss this with your cardiologist.

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  13. As a night shift worker in the Emergency Department off and on for 20 years I used coffee and many caffeine tablets to remain awake. I never had any trouble from it. I had Angina when I was 62, ten years ago. That required a triple vessel bypass to survive. However today I have heart skips which increases with caffeine on board. So I don’t even drink coke cola, as it has small amounts of caffeine in it.
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    During my clinical experience I have had three cases of caffeine induced atrial fibrillation. This is when the upper pumping chambers just shiver instead of pumping. This can cause the cardiac function to reduce by 20%, but it is not usually fatal. However if not stopped in 72 hours it has caused blood clots to enter into the arteries which can cause strokes or lung embolisms which can be fatal.
    These were young men 18, 25, and 35. They were severely shook up by this happening. Even we were surprised by it in such young men. One was drinking almost gallons of Coke while mopping and closing the Burger King restaurant where he worked. Another took caffeine pills to study for a test. The last took several power drinks daily to keep up his daily routine. All three went back to a normal heart rhythm eventually without the caffeine intake.
    So I would just warn you to be very careful with significant caffeine intakè.

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  14. Plaque sure does cause coronary vessel occlusion, but coffee [thats if its really strong and lots taken] can cause a tachycardia[ fast heart rate] and if someone has too much could cause to go into a SVT supra- ventricular rhythym which then under the ‘right’ situation could cause an aberrant rhythym then causing asystole [ heart stop] So lining up all the stars, yes its possible, for coffee to cause a cardiac arrest .

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