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What is the probability of an obese 23 year old having a heart attack?

What is the probability of an obese 23 year old having a heart attack?

Very low!: Congenital, anomalies can happen aortic root, aortic valvular disease aberrant coronary anomalous coronary origin but as another has noted: Cocaine and other drugs of abuse are more likely in your age group. If you are smoking, hypercholesterolemic, diabetic you have increased risk work on the risk factirs youbave, . ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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Is it possilbe for a 23 year old to have a heart attack?

Is it possilbe for a 23 year old to have a heart attack?

Yes: Heart attacks represent sudden occlusion of a coronary artery. This happens most commonly because of atherosclerotic plaque rupture, although other things (like coronary spasm, Cocaine use, vasculitis etc) need to be considered, particularly in a 23 year old. Traditional risk factors might be less applicable. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of a 23 year old girl having a heart attack?

What is the likelihood of a 23 year old girl having a heart attack?

Small: It is very unusual for people under 40 to have significant atherosclerotic disease. Young diabetics are sometimes seen below 40 with heart attacks. ...Read more

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How can a 16 year old have a heart attack?

How can a 16 year old have a heart attack?

Extremely rare: It's extremely rare. The causes are: anomalous origin of a coronary artery, vasculitis, coronary spasm, coronary embolism and early onset type I diabetes. That said, the most common cause is cocaine use. ...Read more

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Does it ever happen that a 19 year old have a heart attack?

Does it ever happen that a 19 year old have a heart attack?

Rarely : There are a few conditions where a 19 yo could have coronary artery occlusion and a heart attack similar to a 60 yo.(progeria, kawasaki) there are also various congenital and heart disturbances where a teen could develop a sudden rhythm disturbance and present a similar set of symptoms. Added together these are still rare, but worthy of consideration when a teen goes down suddenly. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a 17 year old have a heart attack or stroke?

Might it be that a a 17 year old have a heart attack or stroke?

Rare: Rare but possible. Congenital disease such as abnormal origin of coronary artery and hypertrophic ("thickened") heart disease can result in "heart attack". Inherited diseases that cause abnormal tissue can predispose to aneurysms and even dissections. Inflammatory diseases can also cause similar cardiovascular events. There are quite few possible origins for teenage heart and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 19 year old have a heart attack from anxiety?

Please tell me, could a 19 year old have a heart attack from anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety can cause some severe reactions. In a rare situation it is probably possible for anxiety to trigger a real heart attack in a 19 year old. It is much more likely for anxiety to trigger a rapid heart action with symptoms caused from that then an actual myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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I have a pinching feeling that happens in my left side of my chest, comes out of nowhere then fades. 23 year old male. Could it be a heart attack?

I have a pinching feeling that happens in my left side of my chest, comes out of nowhere then fades. 23 year old male. Could it be a heart attack?

Very unlikely: In you age - it would be very unlikely. Pain is also not typical. Women most commonly present with shortness of breath. If there is a pain it is more pressure - like or squeezing, location is also retrosternal ( breast bone ). ...Read more

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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more