Heart attack in young people

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14991338 tn?1447193706 However, I do believe people greatly underestimated the age range people can have a heart attack. Many seem to think it happens around 60-70, when in fact people should start worrying about it in their 40s. Sigh.
Avatar f tn I think my husband had a mild heart attack early this morning (4 a.m.?). He had all the symptoms as I looked them up. He refused me to call 911 saying he thought he was ok. By 5:30 he felt well enough to rest, and sleep until 7. At 7 he said his chest was still hurting, but it was not a heart attack. He got dressed and left for work, saying he had a busy day and could not call in sick. I am freaking out b/c everything I read says you need treatment within 24 hours.
17567 tn?1276202029 the cholesterol is now cut in half to 130. I could probably still do better by shedding another few pounds but in hindsight doing these few things makes one feel good about one's self, sort of a self-positive-reinforcement!
Avatar f tn Traditionally she is too young to have a heart attack, but the symptoms you describe are classic signs of a heart attack... people can have heart attacks that go unnoticed but can be picked up in an EKG... i would take her to the hospital and have her worked up with blood work and EKG, etc.. Hope she is okay!!
Avatar n tn s not fair that young people walking around, seemingly in perfect health, drop dead and people like me, who had a very unhealthy diet, have advanced 3 vessel CAD, and have been warned that I should aleady be dead without CABG surgery, are still kicking. I just tell them that I'm not a person who dies. Some people are, but I am not. Perhaps, I'm just too dumb to be left out of this world.
Avatar f tn is it possible that im having heart attack??i dont feel any pain..im just afraid dying specially when i think of the people died in heart attack,..
Avatar n tn t good. no you are not too young to have a heart attack. STRESS can cause taht in itself. please please get check out for your sake, your life may depend on it, by the way being 16 you should qualify for some state medicaid. I have also never had anyone press on my breast to see if I were having a heart attack eben if I have a pulled muscle I have never had one pressing there.
Avatar n tn I am 19 years old. When I was a little younger I used to get sharp pains in my chest (heart) that only lasted a few seconds. This happened every few months and after my doctor ran a full test on me, he concluded nothing. Today without thinking I woke up early and drank 2 cups of coffee. Following that, throughout the day, I downed 5 Vault energy drinks and 2 Monster energy drinks. Consequentially, I cannot sleep. I am now sitting in bed feeling not pain, but a discomfort below my armpit.
Avatar n tn Is it common for young people to have heart attacks and when do you know if you are having one. I have had a stress test and everything was ok. I wonder if I am having one or is going too. I do not have shotrness of breath or I do not so far break out in cold sweat. Please tell me if it is just me worrying to much.
Avatar f tn And it is possible for a young girl to have a heart attack, unlikely but possible. I understand why everyone is getting mad. But she obviously needs help. This is an outcry.
Avatar n tn Recently my brother died of a heart attack at 32. We have no family history of CAD and he had no personal history of heart disease, his total cholesterol was 190 and HDL 50, His BP 110/70, he jogged 3 miles a day, did not smoke, was vegan. Two years ago he had a routine echo and ecg which was completely normal. Three of our grandparents are still alive. I just can't believe it. I am distraught. How is this even possible? I can't come to terms with it.
Avatar f tn I am a 29 year old mother. For the past 3 hours or so I have had chest pain in the center of my chest and above my left breast in the breast bone area. I have left shoulder pain and shortness of breath. It is very late and my girls are asleep. I am a single mom and do not want to drag them out in the middle of the night to the ER. I am worried and very uncomfortable. Aren't i too young for a heat attack? PLEASE HELP!! Thank you!!
Avatar n tn Sometimes I have a rapid heart beat for no reason and worry that im having a heart attack. Is it true that estrogen helps protects your heart? I am not sure if it is all in my head? Are there constent symptoms of a heart attack that always happen? Is there things that could help detect it before it happen. For example can the sound of you heart help be a determining factor?
378425 tn?1305628294 I am really worried and tired no sleep last night, My mum was life flighted out she has had a heart attack...My emotions of late have been so much of a roller coaster ride. I came on here to write and I am just so tired I cannot seem to concentrate.
Avatar m tn I am sure you are aware if you have a family history of anyone under the age of 50 having a heart attack it puts you in a higher risk group as well as a family history of blood clots so they should be super pro active with your treatment plan. With LVEF docs now have all types of new options to combat with including the fairly new med neuregulin that has great results from the clinical testing that i have read about so you may want to talk to your doc and see if it may work for you.
994817 tn?1249738278 Can I have Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attack, or Heart Disease at such a young age? Did all of the caffeine I drank in my childhood/adolescence possibly have an effect on my heart? And if it did have an effect, is it life threatening? PLEASE, anyone who can give me advice or who goes through the same thing please let me know. Some hope and peace of mind is very much needed.
Avatar f tn I have been told I have a heart murmur and while I was pregnant I was preeclamptic and I had to have several ECG because of fast and irregular heart beats so far I have not been told I have anything wrong with my heart but last night I started having sudden left arm pain in the lower forearm and upper should so I am a little freaked out considering my health history so I am wondering if this could be heart related and if so should I be worried?
Avatar n tn 34 yr male just suffered my second heart attack in a year. Had a stress test done got mildly depressed ejection fraction of 40 to 45% with inferior hypokinesis. How long do I have left? And is it safe for me to work on my feet in a stressfull work place or do I apply for disability?
Avatar f tn s wrong. Heart attacks sometimes present like heartburn in women. Young people can still suffer from heart attack & since you had chest pain last over a minute the second time, that is especially troubling, along with the breathing problem, sweating & fatigue. Please go to the emergency room now!
1211508 tn?1343079605 There are many unknowns when someone dies unexpectedly from heart issues. Often, when heart problems are found in young people, the drugs that can protect the heart cause exercise and sexual disfunction and to a young athlete is a reason to not take the drug. Also, lifestyle issues can be a factor. Yes, if he was having a complete yearly physical it's possible a problem could have been detected, but there are no guarantees in life.
Avatar m tn Chest pain at your age which is caused by heart disease, is extremely rare even in children born with congenital forms of heart disease. You would be pretty sick at this point if the pain was heart related. Try and get help for your panic attacks, that will help you to calm yourself down and enjoy your teen years.
Avatar m tn I thought I had a mild heart attack after bending down to get kitty toys off floor. First felt nausea, pain in jaw. Heart thomping so bad that I had to lay down and not move. I also took aspirin.
Avatar n tn Your question highlights an important point - heart attacks do occur in young people. Risk factors for having a heart attack are genetic, diet related, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and male sex. It sounds like you are following a good strategy to reduce your risk of further attacks by following a low fat/cholesterol diet and having quit smoking (the best thing you could have done). In addition you can reduce your risk further by increasing your activity level.