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.
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 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 f tn First of all, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Something caused the heart attack like a blood clot or blockage in the artery. I am not sure why the nurse would tell him to quit taking the heart medication. The medication is very important. Did he die of a heart attack? Now, it is important for you to know your cholesterol levels, make sure that you are eating healthy. LDL levels should be 100 or below, HDL for men 40's, for women 50's, triglycerides below 150.
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!
Avatar f tn You are extremely young for developing a serious heart condition. In addition, you do not describe any significant risk factors that is history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, family history of premature heart disease. With an absence of any risk factors and your age, it is very unlikely that you suffer from a heart condition.
Avatar n tn It is also normal in most people to feel a racing heart. if you have a primary doctor set up an appt. withtem. it can only help make everyone involed feel better knowing what is going on. if it is anxiety, maybe he can then get control of it or find out what is going on.
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.
994817 tn?1249738278 and I very much appreciated the long, detailed, response I received. And in the response, the issue heart attack was addressed but I would like for it to be addressed a little further; just for my reassurance and to know as much as I can on the matter. Well, I've been having terrible anxiety lately with horrible symptoms.
Avatar f tn It is called Gerontophobia People who suffer from this phobia most likely think, according to a book by Ken Dytchwad, about 7 main things. 1.) If young is good, old is bad. 2.) If young have it all, the old are losing it. 3.) If the young are creative, the old are dull. 4.) If the young are beautiful, the old are ugly 5). If the young are stimulating, the old are boring. 6). If the young are full of passion, the old are beyond caring. 7). If the children are tomorrow, the old are yesterday.
Avatar m tn I did some research and found an anxiety attack, can mimick a heart attack,is the intense pain in the chest that lends itself to a heart attack.it is as if a vise is closing around the chest. The other symptoms are pain in the left arm and pain even in the neck area to raised pulse, sweating and dizziness these all can be an anxiety attack as well. But the pain in the chest like a steel band is being tightened seems to be the deciding factor that speaks of a heart attack.
1814992 tn?1316890851 Doctor checked only my blood pressure which was normal and refused to do further checking of heart , telling that I might be very young to have heart attack. Please , help me to understand this symthoms... Thank You in advance!
Avatar f tn I get panic about stupid things like my heart would beat really fast when I walk up the stairs and I get anxious that my heart will not stop beating fast, but it always calms down. Or driving in the dark I always get anxious when I drive because I dont want to crash and have my parents yell at me. Well those are my problems. I dont want to go on any anxiety pills, I just need natural ways to calm me down...anyone got any suggestions?
Avatar f tn he ran a plaque test and found blocage in my arteries and scared me by saying that i may be have a heart attack even though im young if not make some changes....2 days ago,at night i felt like someone was seating on my chest and could barely breath.trying take deep breaths the pain become worse and i vomited twice,it lastes about 5 minutes...could this be a heart attack like my cardiologist said that could happen?i know that this may be a silly question but i think it was...
Avatar f tn If you have no history of depression it seems likely to me there is some physiological reason for the symptoms you describe. I would suggest another more proactive step, and that is to go to a diagnostic clinic like Mayo, Cleveland, or a university hospital where you can be evaluated by a team of specialists. If you are not making progress in your health, then your doctor treating you now should be very willing to make a referral. If not, do it on your own.
Avatar m tn There may be other factors contributing to heart attack, particularly one occurring in such a young person? Maybe something congenital? Insulin is 100% necessary to a type 1 diabetic. I doubt it was the insulin.
Avatar m tn 200 bpm is high but a healthy heart in a young man should handle that just fine, as Jon told you. That said, you don't need to stay at 200 bpm to get effect from your exercise. Most people are not able to sustain that heavy exercise for a long time, maybe just a few minutes. I would say it's better to stay at a lower percentage of max (in your case, without knowing your resting heart rate, maybe 160-180 bpm) for half an hour or more.
Avatar m tn In this community we do not judge people for their actions. Especially since a great many of us have, at one time or another, dabbled in drugs. I know I don't need to tell you that you should stop using, it's totally your decision and that is the end of my lecture. I trust when you said you never did more than "40 pounds," that was in reference to the cost in UK dollars.........when I first read that, I fell out of my chair!
Avatar f tn The reason I am writing about the EKG (and this is my field of medicine) is because there is a huge difference between arrhythmia problems and structure problems such as I described that would cause a heart attack in a young person. There would have to be SEVERE structural problems to cause a lack of bloodflow to the heart; that would show up on the EKG in the size and with of the complex. Her EKG was normal.
1423902 tn?1282666102 Please see a doctor - there are too many young people nowadays with heart conditions. It could be any number of things - but even an anxiety attack could be serious. Could even be your gallbladder or stomach problems - hard to say. I hope things go well for you. If it is esophageal spasms, Dicylomine (prescription) works very well and very quickly.
Avatar n tn one of my very good nurse friends told me that nowadays age is not such a huge factor in heart disease as it has been in the past because of the rising percentage of heart related problems in young people.
Avatar f tn His girlfriend found him this morning in his apt. He had no heart problems, and was healthy. What could of lead to his attack? the docs told my family that even paramedics were there, that there would have been nothing that they could do, he was alreay dying. the autopsy is set for tomorrow, just looking for some answers now so i can sleep. he was so young, and will be missed. this is my first death, not really handling it well. any thoughts?
Avatar m tn If you are experiencing palpitations, you may worry that you are going to have a heart attack. The good news is that the vast majority of the time, early or skipped heart beats cause nothing more than the simple sensation of a heart hiccup. They are not dangerous, and do not lead to additional problems. (Of course, you need to check with your doctor about your symptoms to be sure you are not in the percentage that has a truly concerning arrhythmia, but be reassured this is uncommon.
Avatar n tn Low blood pressure can result from arrhythmia and arrhythmia can cause a heart attack. Arrhythmia is ventricular tachycardia (fast heart rate) which may or may not cause sudden cardiac death. However, ventricular tachycardia usually results in rapid heart rates that prevent the heart from pumping blood effectively. Cardiac output and BLOOD PRESSURE may fall to dangerous levels, which can lead to further coronary ischemia and extension of the infarct.
1187301 tn?1264772920 I AM 46 YEARS OLD INDIAN MALE AND HAVE HAD ONE HEART ATTACK (2003) AND ONE CARDIAC ARREST (2008).NOW I LIVE WITH AN ICD IMPLANT. WAS JUST WONDERING WHAT CAN GO WRONG NOW...........OR WHAT ALL CAN HAPPEN WITH MY HEART OR BODY OVER THE COMMING YEARS............