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What would experts say about age range for having a heart problem that lead to a heart attack?

What would experts say about age range for having a heart problem that lead to a heart attack?

Any age: Usually from 30 to any age. Many autopsy studies have shown incidence of coronary artery disease as early as 18 years. People with hereditary risk factors and high cholesterol and smoker it can occur prematurely. ...Read more

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Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

MRI: Yes an MRI can be used to diagnose enlarged heart, cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Another test that is often used to make these diagnoses is the echocardiogram. MRI uses magnets to image the heart and echocardiogram uses ultrasound. ...Read more

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Whats a normal heart rate for a child?

Whats a normal heart rate for a child?

Depends: A lot depends on the age of the child. The younger the child the higher the heart rate. 0-1 years, 100-120. 1-5 yrs, 90-110. 5-12yrs , 60-90. 12-adult 60-90 depending upon level of fitness. These are resting heart rates. ...Read more

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What would a heart attack feel like in comparison with a panic attack?

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What would a heart attack feel like in comparison with a panic attack?

Can feel same...: unfortunately. Both can have chest pain, feeling short of breath, heart racing, scared, sweaty. You should get checked out in emergency room first. They can tell you if you are having heart attack. Since you are 24, likely it is panic attack, but please get checked out first. If you know it is a panic attack, then you can get treatment for that. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if your heart stops beating, is that considered a heart attack?

I'm just wondering, if your heart stops beating, is that considered a heart attack?

Heart Attack: Heart attack typically means chest pain from blockage of a coronary artery causing death of some heart muscle. A heart attack can sometimes cause the heart to stop beating which leads to death in 3-5 minutes if untreated. Most patient survive a heart attack depending on the size of the damage. Heart beat can also stop from many other causes. ...Read more

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Is a heart angiogram anything to worry about?

Is a heart angiogram anything to worry about?

Yes..but..: Any procedure has risk. It is a matter of trade-off between risk vs benefit. If the benefit is much more than the risk, then worrying will not be helpful. Be at peace to yourself that you will achieve your goals about knowing the disease and its severity and whether therapeutic action, medical or surgical, is needed. Take comfort in the thought that risk of angiogram is relatively inconsequential. ...Read more

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Can a heart murmur be deadly? Also, could that person with a heart murmur have a heart attack?

Can a heart murmur be deadly? Also, could that person with a heart murmur have a heart attack?

Yes: Critical aortic valve stenosis. Severe mitral regurgitation and some others. Yes, sudden death and heart failure are causes. Embolism to coronary or poor flow in he presence , or rarely without, coronary disease.Complex situations need cardiology to help pick the significant murmurs and treat or refer to cardiovascular surgery. ...Read more

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Health anxiety about heart. would a recent echo have detected valve problems or heart failure? my heart beat is quiet and my pulse feels weak.

Health anxiety about heart. would a recent echo have detected valve problems or heart failure? my heart beat is quiet and my pulse feels weak.

Echo: Yes echo should be able to pick up heart failure or valve problems. If it was normal and your rhythm is regular enjoy your life and do not worry too much at your age and for your gender ...Read more

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Is a heart attack or stroke a real possibility for teenagers?

Is a heart attack or stroke a real possibility for teenagers?

Teen: Not typically but there are certain diagnoses and drugs that can increase the likelihood of these things happening. ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for your heart skipping a beat?

Is there a medical term for your heart skipping a beat?

Palpitation: A patient's symptoms of being unusually aware of the heartbeat or a feeling of skipping a beat is usually called "palpitations". If the cause is found, the event might be labelled: an arrhythmia, a pause, or a premature contraction. ...Read more

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Is it normal after eating for your heart to beat faster by about 20 beats a min?

Is it normal after eating for your heart to beat faster by about 20 beats a min?

Heart rate: after eating some of the blood flow shifts to the intestine to foster digestion and absorption, this can be associated with a heart rate increase depending on the hemodynamics in play in the individual ...Read more

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Could you have a heart attack because of a heart attack?

Could you have a heart attack because of a heart attack?

Question: It is a confusing question it is possible to have more heart attacks if you have had one. It is possible to have cardiac arrest if you have had a heart attack if that is your question. ...Read more

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What's a normal heart rate for a 32 year oldold heavy smoker I think I may be having a heart attack?

What's a normal heart rate for a 32 year oldold heavy smoker I think I may be having a heart attack?

Heart rate: First, if you think you are having a heart attack, call 911 immediately. Heart rate can vary according to cardiovascular fitness, medication use, activity level, and circulating blood volume, so no one number answers your question. ...Read more

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Legit concern about a racing pulse?

Legit concern about a racing pulse?

Depends on how fast.: It depends on if you have symptoms or not like chest pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more