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Is it normal to have a heart attack if you are 23 years old

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience in Cardiology
No: It is not "normal" to have a heart attack at such an early age, but it is not unheard of. There are so many factors that go into the equation: genetic ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Extremely unlikely: The chance of a heart attack in a 25 y/o is very small. Cocaine abuse can potentially cause a heart attack. Also radiation treatment for cancer where ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Overweight: Is a risk. It just means there are more fat and they can deposit in the arteries. That is genetic and environmental and modifiable with diet and exerc ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Heart attack: A heart attack is a very rare occurence in a 16 year old.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Heart attack: It is possible to have a heart attack at age 22 but it is very rare.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Diet: Unlikely at 21 that you are going to have a heart attack from eating poorly but you are cheating yourself of having higher energy and a better sense o ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience in Family Medicine
It's aging: Heart attacks are usually caused by fracture of a cholesterol deposit in an artery, causing a balloon clot to form which obstructs the artery. Consequ ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bassett
59 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Low: It should be low depending upon the risk factors.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Botelho
43 years experience in Family Medicine
No, as long as: You manage your risk factors and adapt your expectations. Work closely with your doctor. This is a wake-up call to radically improve your lifestyle be ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ishradth Cassim
18 years experience in General Practice
Blood pressure : Blood pressure is dynamic. One reading is not an accurate indicator if your blood pressures are acceptable. but 138/85 is acceptable . Make sure that ... Read More

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