Heart attack in young person

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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 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 f tn Wrong! Heart attack symptoms vary from person to person, and are quite different from what you see on TV. With my first heart attack it was a burning ache that started in the center of my chest and radiated to the jaw and both arms. I had sweating and nausea with it. And the pain was off and on. Come & go type pain. This all started on a Friday morning. By Monday evening I wasn't feeling right. So I went to the ER. Am imposition I thought, but I needed to know.
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 s not impossible for a 38-year-old to have a heart attack, that is not as likely as in an older person. A possible culprit is severe gastro esophogeal acid reflux (GERD), which can easily mimic the symptoms of heart attack and cause debillitating pain. IF that's the problem, you don't want to ignore it any more than you would ignore a heart problem. GERD can eventually lead to cancer of the esophogus if not treated. Bottom line: get to a doctor and don't wait!
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 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 I am just wondering, what kind of things could cause VT in a young person with no other health problems except being born with hearing loss, and a young person who is an endurance athlete?
Avatar f tn That just can not happen in someone young like yourself. It is possible for a young person to suffer heart failure or some other type of arrhythmia from genetic problems with the heart, or abnormal pathways of the heart. This would not be called a "heart attack" A heart attack is describing the situation when blood vessels that supply blood to the heart are blocked, preventing enough oxygen from getting to the heart. The heart muscle dies or becomes permanently damaged.
Avatar f tn and other times lasting up to a week, blurred vision, eye pain, unequal pupils, headaches, dizziness, and loss of appetite. I am only 28 years old and too young to die. Can anyone tell me what might be going on?
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.
1211508 tn?1343079605 I too had a heart attack at that age, but luckily survived. It was years of high blood pressure and hypercholesterolemia that did it for me.
Avatar n tn Besian Idrizaj was Austrian who played for Swansea City and died in his sleep at his native home in Austria of 'suspected' heart attack. We can't jump to conclusions and presume it was his heart, it could have been a number of things. Let's see what the post mortem reveals.
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.
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 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 Heart attacks are caused (pretty much 99% of the time) by a long, long history of inactivity, smoking and bad diet and alcoholism, which lead to things like high cholesterol, dyslipidemia and hypercalcemia in your arteries, which lead to blockages over a period of a few decades, and left untreated can cause blood clots in your coronary arteries leading to the heart, hence leading to a heart attack since fresh blood is essentially cut off, starving your heart of oxygen.
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 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 n tn differences between 83 yr. old woman suffered heart attack need angiogram and 45 yr woman suffered heart attack need a balloon angiography who should go first and why?
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.