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What do heart attacks?

  1. Apr 11, 2005 #1
    what do heart attacks have to do with cellular respiration and photosynthesis?

    If anyone can help me understand this, please reply to the thread

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  3. Apr 11, 2005 #2


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    I'd wager very little, espescially with photosyntesis, as heart attacks occur in some animals, and photosynthesis is in plants.

    What makes you think there is a link?
  4. Apr 11, 2005 #3
    it was a question on my test on CR and photosynthesis??!?

    that's what i thought!!!
  5. Apr 11, 2005 #4


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    Definitely nothing to do with photosynthesis, as matthyaouw already explained. Heart attacks are usually due to either a problem with the nerve conduction in the heart or with the blood supply to the heart muscle (as opposed to the blood being pumped through the heart) that cuts off the oxygen/nutrient supply to the muscle. In that latter case, the oxygen deprivation to the muscle cells would affect the cellular respiration. That's the only link I can think of off the top of my head, but I'm also not a cardiologist.
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