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An_254623 posted:
question?? they just took my dad to er by ambulance he has 7 stents and is a heart patient he was cold and clammy but had good blood pressure why would that be
cardiostarusa1 responded:

During an actual heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI), and regardless of the symptom(s) present, one's blood pressure may/can remain good/within normal range, become low (hypotensive) or become high (hypertensive).

One may/could also be cold and clammy ((for whatever reason) without a heart attack occurring and blood pressure is unaffected.

The bottom line

Coronary stents (bare-metal or drug-eluting) are only a Band-aid or spot-treatment, as it doesn't address the disease process and what drives the progression.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a lifelong unpredictable (may/can exhibit periods of stabilization, acceleration and even sme regression) condition requiring a continuum of care.

Best of luck to your dad..

Take care,


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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
I hope he is doing okay.

Sometimes when people have a heart attack their peripheral blood vessels (vessels at surface of skin and in arms/legs) can constrict - this can make the skin feel cool to the touch.

Best wishes to him on a full recovery.

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