When you think of a heart attack, does your mind jump to the idea that you may have a heart attack? No, that’s not true at all. A heart attack is actually when the heart stops beating because it has been stretched too far out of shape.
Stroke happens when the blood flow stops because the heart is too large and weak to pump blood. Stroke has nothing to do with the shape of the heart.
Stroke is a heart attack, but in a more narrow sense. Stroke is when the heart stops pumping blood because the blood vessels in the heart are too small to supply enough oxygen. Stroke means simply that the heart doesn’t have enough blood. I don’t think this is too important to be explained in detail, but its something we will talk about later, along with stroke.
Stroke is a condition where the heart stops beating, but the blood pressure drops and the heart does not stop, and only pumps a small amount of blood. We will discuss stroke later in this chapter, along with heart attacks.
Heart attack is when the heart suddenly stops and the heart muscle relaxes. It is a very serious condition, and it can lead to death. Our goal in Deathloop is to take out eight Visionaries, intelligent party-lovers whove locked an island into one repeating day so they can piss about for eternity. It’s implied that Colt used to be the head of security for these Visionaries, but something bad clearly happened for him to be trying to murder them all.
Strokes on the other hand, are when the heart suddenly, but temporarily, starts to beat again. This is called a heart attack. Its a little less serious, and it doesn’t kill you, but the stress of it can be very scary. Our goal in Deathloop is to take out eight Visionaries, intelligent party-lovers whove locked an island into one repeating day so they can piss about for eternity.
One of the reasons heart attacks are scary to us is because they can happen to us (especially if we’re the one who has the heart attack). One of the things that we often talk about is the fact that we can’t control our heart’s blood pressure, but we can control our heart’s blood flow (and thus our blood pressure).
We are able to control our hearts blood flow because our blood pressure is controlled by our heart valves and not by our blood itself. By controlling our hearts blood flow, we can slow or speed up the rate at which it is passing through our bodies. If we can control our hearts blood flow, then once we have a blood clot or a blockage in one of our heart valves, we can stop the flow, which can result in a heart attack.
This is why it is so important to do things like exercise, eat right, and stay hydrated. Stroke or heart attack can happen if our blood pressure drops too much. But if we can control our blood pressure and if we can stay well hydrated, we can slow down or speed up the rate at which our blood passes through our bodies. If we are able to control our hearts blood flow, we can also control the pressure in our blood vessels.
In this episode of the Dr. Drew Show, Dr. Drew and his guests talk about how important it is to be able to control how blood flows through our bodies. We think this is the most important thing we can do to prevent a stroke.