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Doctor insights on: Are Heart Attacks Inevitable With Age

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Do women get heart attacks at younger ages than men?

Do women get heart attacks at younger ages than men?

Less than men: Less than men when young but they catch up after menopause. Also, heart attacks are missed more in women because they may have more atypical symptoms or more stoic personalties than men. ...Read more

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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What age is the most common for heart attacks to occur?

What age is the most common for heart attacks to occur?

60s: Peak incidence for men is about 60-65, probably somewhat higher in women, however heart attacks are possible in all adult age groups, in general older means greater risk, risk in men under 35 and pre menopausal women is low unless some other disease or problem which increases risk a lot, like diabtes, or smoking. ...Read more

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Is it uncommon to have heart attack age 40 male?

Is it uncommon to have heart attack age 40 male?

No: At that age hereditary factors play a big role. Father having a heart attack before 55, very high cholesterol. Will advice to work hard in improving the risk factor you can modify. Stop smoking, better diet, physician control exercise program, control diabetes, control your weight, stress reduction technique, control hypertension. See your physician. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age you can have a heart attack?

What is the youngest age you can have a heart attack?

Infancy: An infant with coronary aneurysms and stenosis from kawasaki disease can have an infarction. If they have a congenitally abnormal origin of the left coronary artery it can occur as well. ...Read more

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At what age is a person susceptible for a heart attack?

At what age is a person susceptible for a heart attack?

Any: Any age. It used to be adults around age 30 and above but that's not true anymore. Even kids (teens and early 20s) have been known to get heart attacks due to poor diet and exercise (barring other inherent medical problems). ...Read more

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Is it possible for anyone of any age to have a heart attack?

Is it possible for anyone of any age to have a heart attack?

Yes but unlikely.: Heart attacks almost always occur in middle age or older individuals. There are some exceptions when it can occur earlier. Certain congential disease of cholesterol, radiation treatment to the chest which injures the heart, certain drugs like Cocaine all can cause damage which results in heart attacks. The vast number ocurr in people at least 40 yr old and usually not till 50's or later. ...Read more

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Or two heart attacks by age 48 projector of a short life span?

Or two heart attacks by age 48 projector of a short life span?

It depends: It depends on the size of the heart attacks and how damage has been done to the heart muscle, also it depends on strong your family history for heart disease, and how well you take care of yourself. Stay positive and work on the risk factors that are modifiable like your diet, weight, exercise, smoking, and your cholesterol level. ...Read more

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