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Causes of heart attacks include coronary artery disease and a coronary artery spasm, according to Mayo Clinic. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection, which is a condition in which one of the heart arteries tears, may al... More »

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According to Medical News Today, heart attacks are caused by many factors, including poor dietary habits, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, obesity, sendentarism and chronic stress. Heart attacks are also caused by ol... More »

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Typical causes of a heart attack include destruction of blood vessels, blood clotting and atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of plaque in the arteries, according to Healthline. Risk factors include diabetes, high bloo... More »

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Atrial fibrillation may result from conditions that affect the heart such as heart attacks, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, lung diseases and coronary artery disease, according to Mayo Clinic. Stress-related pneumonia, si... More »

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Causes of atrial tachycardia include high blood pressure, drinking too much, heart tissue damage, a congenital abnormality of the heart, and drinking many beverages with too much caffeine, according to Mayo Clinic. More »

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Causes of irregular heartbeat, called arrhythmia, include high blood pressure, overactive or underactive thyroid gland, excessive alcohol consumption and changes in the structure of the heart, according to Mayo Clinic. O... More »

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Causes of rapid heartbeat include a heart attack, changes to the heart's structure, high blood pressure and scarring found in the heart tissue, explains Mayo Clinic. People who have diabetes, high blood pressure, an unde... More »

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