I know long term abuse of alcohol can lead to alcoholic cardiomyopathy and other bad things, but is it possible to cause a heart attack or stroke from one night of getting smashed. Basically… No. . . . For the other people who posted, Cardiac Arrest is not the same as Heart attack. A heart attack can cause you to go into cardiac arrest, but cardiac arrest can be caused by lots of insults to the heart. 2 mechanisms I can think of off the top of my head can kill you when drinking. Your breathing becomes depressed, you become intermittently apneic, you proceed to respiratory arrest and then cardiac arrest. Next is you throw up and aspirate and stop breathing and your heart stops. a heart attack is caused by the occulsion of a cardiac vessel on the heart which causes death to the heart muscle. A stroke can is a loss of Oxygen to the brain usually caused by a bleed in the head or a clot blocking blood flow to the brain. Typically risk of stroke and heart attack increase when you are a chronic drinker.
The man who shot to Internet fame several years ago after appearing on TODAY to discuss a condition that permanently turned his skin a deep blue has died. Pa. . .