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Do other animals get heart attacks? – Livescience.com

They could, in theory. So, why don’t they?

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Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack, which amounts to about 805,000 heart attacks every year
. Of course, this statistic applies only to humans. But what about other animals do they also experience this debilitating and potentially deadly condition?
For the most part, other animals don’t get heart attacks not even one of our closest living relatives, chimpanzees
(Pan troglodytes). Nonhuman animals experience other cardiac problems, but as far as scientists know, heart attacks…

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