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My cousin recently died 2 weeks ago - he suffered from a

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My cousin recently died 2 weeks ago - he suffered from a form of epilepsy but was not seeking proper treatment. He had suffered what was thought as some kind of seizure shortly before dying. Today the autopsy results were returned and he had died of a heart attack brought on by high blood pressure - he also had a bruised heart (he was in a major car accident in January). I just wondered if there was a likely link between the bruised heart and subsequent heart attack or if the seizure may have been a cause also. He was 47.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

I'm really sorry about this

years of epilepsy probably put a strain on the heart. This is very true.

The heart attack was probably related to that and the car accident.

I'm so sorry this happened.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your condolences.Could you explain a little as to how epililepsy would have damaged the heart?Also, is it possible for a heart bruise to linger 6 months after an accident?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Because when you have a seizure, the blood pressure raises dramatically and puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the heart. over the years, this can result in damage

Yes, the bruise could have. Yes

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you