Heart attacks young athletes

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Avatar n tn Now they are looking at running tests on young athletes, before the heart is over developed to see if problems are likely to occur.
Avatar n tn The media is full of stories of athletes dropping dead of cardiac arrest. It could be nothing, but if there is a problem with his heart, he could get treatment.
Avatar n tn Your liver is on the right side near the bottom of your ribs. Your chest and shoulder pain could be cardiac, or it could be bad indigestion, aortic anuresm or even a hiatal hernia. (my spelling is bad today, sorry) The only thing I know for sure is that you need to get it checked by a doctor soon. You are young, but lately I've heard of many college athletes having fatal heart attacks, so don't take any chances on your health.
14991338 tn?1447193706 i always hear about cardiac arrest in the young and athletes but very very rarely about heart attacks. not electrical problems but plumbing problems. is it an older persons health problem? do youngsters get blocked clogged arteries?
Avatar n tn A slow heart rate is sometimes normal and can be a sign of being very fit. Healthy young adults and athletes often have heart rates of less than 60 beats a minute. Inaddition to an athletes' heart there could be a problem with the heart’s electrical system . It means that the heart's natural pacemaker is not working right or that the electrical pathways of the heart are disrupted.
Avatar m tn a resting pulse of 50 is common in young, well trained athletes and no reason for concern at all. Many young athletes DO have a very long PQ-interval (the time it takes the electric current to travel from the atria to the ventricles), that sometimes even qualifies as an AV-block, type I; which however is NO reason for concern. It can happen that sometimes individual heart beats are skipped (also 3 in a row; some patients have 5 skipped beats per hour) which also is no reason for concern.
Avatar f tn I am a young active woman, but my average resting heart rate is 33 bpm. Is this too low?
Avatar n tn Dear Jordan, Panic attacks don't trigger ectopic beats but people who have had panic attacks may be more aware of their heart's beating. A heart rate of 48 at night is normal and may even drop to the 30's during sleep in a young, athletic individual. The black-outs are a bit more disturbing and you should mention these to the heart specialist when you see him/her. He/she may wish to order a tilt-table test to assist in making the diagnosis of the cause of your black-outs.
Avatar m tn I am a 48 year old white male, and I have already had a total of 5 heart attacks (all within the last 5 tears). At first my doctoer thought it was due to my low HDL, as it has been lower that 28 for the last 5 years. But after my last attack, about 3 months ago, the doctors are now thinking that my body is trying to reject the 3 stents the have pkaced in me. This last attack was pretty serious, and we are planning to have a defibri;ator implanted later this month.
Avatar f tn t make provisions for their disposal. Not smart. When you have that many young, fit and attractive young people in one spot, there will be sex. Lots of sex.
Avatar n tn I fail to see why someone running is more likely to have a heart attack than someone unfit? unless they of course had heart issues. Has anyone done the stats on it, I would assume there are more unfit people having heart attacks than people who are fit. I know athletes drop dead from heart attacks but from what I've read, this is mostly those who never had their hearts checked before taking up athletics.
Avatar n tn The next day I went to the doctor and he sent me to a cardiologist who diagnosed me with cardiomyopathy. Along with that I had damaged my heart when I wrestled with it in the weakened state. I was through playing sports until that May when he told me that I could play football that summer, but my parents wanted a second opinion. So that July I went to a specialist in Pittsburgh (Dr. David Rosenbloom). Here I was diagnosed with myocarditis.
Avatar m tn Genetically speaking the factors that would put you at risk for what is known as a level one risk is if either your parents or brothers or sisters have had heart attacks before the age of 50 or have high cholesterol they are the two to look for. Cholesterol can be managed in a variety of ways that your family doc can tell you about and having a heart attack at your age....well you probably have a better chance of winning the lottery.
Avatar m tn LVH (or left ventricular hypertrophy) often times seen in athletes and young patients. Typically, younger patients such as a 31 year old will not usually have pathologic LVH in the absence of other risk factors such as hypertension or family history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. I encourage you to discuss these findings with your doctor to see if further testing such as an echo would be indicated.
Avatar n tn Was it a heart attack or cardiac arrest? There is a difference. Heart attacks involve muscle damage and cardiac arrests involve the electrical activity in the heart that causes it to suddenly stop. There usually is no associated heart muscle damage involved. I would find out for sure.
Avatar m tn For a young, relatively healthy individual, a heart rate in the 50's may not be abnormal. If you are having no symptoms, there is likely nothing that needs to be done. Conditioned athletes often have very slow heart rates, since their heart muscle is extremely efficient at pumping large volumes of blood, and their organs are also very efficient at extracting oxygen from circulating blood.
Avatar n tn First, you need to know if your son has a cardiac condition such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. HCM is characterized by a thickening of the heart muscle, most notably the septum. It can be confirmed with an echocardiogram. Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breat, and dizziness. Often times, the chest pain is worse with exertion, stress, or after having just eaten.
Avatar n tn Competitive athletes can get a certain degree of heart muscle thickening just from extreme levels of training; this should not cause any symptoms. The thickened heart muscle could be a manifestation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, one of the leading causes of sports-related deaths in young athletes. If you wanted further evaluation, large, urban medical centers (in cities with professional sports teams) would be a good place to start. Our specialist in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is Dr.
Avatar f tn ARVD usually develops in teens or young adults and is often the cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. ARVD is thought to be an inherited disease.
Avatar n tn t want to scare you but as a paramedic and ekg technician in the past (while I was still working) no chest pain should be left to just listening to your heart. I have seen 20 year olds have heart attacks, mind you usually from drug use but still even genectically it can happen (look how many young athletes have dropped in the middle of a game). Usually most doctors will recommend having an ekg as this is the first in line to prove it is not cardiac related.