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At What Age Is A Person Susceptible For A Heart Attack
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Birth: Unusual but possible due to congenital anomaly. ...Read more
Yes: Anyone who has had a heart attack is at increased risk for another one, relative to someone who has never had a heart attack. Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol medications, blood thinners such as Aspirin are medications that can reduce the risk of future heart attack. A healthy diet and regular exercise (150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise) are also very important. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could you tell me what's the chance of early death if I have heart attack symptoms at the age of 18?
I just had a heart attack in august of this year at the young age of 34. How do I deal with all this?
Man up: Ok so you had the heart attack. Now, you need to focus on secondary prevention, ie preventing or minimizing your risk of it again. You can do this by exercising, controlling your cholesterol, bloob pressure, diabetes if pertinent and by stopping smoking if you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multifactorial: Hi. Healthy lifestyle, for starters: eat healthily, exercise regularly, and don't smoke. Many of the rest have some age dependency: treat high blood pressure and unfavorable lipids; if you're diabetic, control your diabetes well (A1c in the 6's - that helps eyes, kidneys, and nerves in addition to heart); take an aspirin or clopidogrel if instructed to do so by your doc. ...Read more
Any, technically: Both heart attacks and strokes can occur at any age, from many different causes. Both involve disrupting the blood flow to the heart muscle and brain tissue, which can be caused by things like blood clots, medications/drugs, spasm of blood vessels or even air in the bloodstream. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Near zero: Unless you have an autoimmune disease like lupus, take Cocaine or methamphetamines, or have terrible genetic predisposition to atherosclerosis, it is nigh on impossible to have a heart attack @ 21. Since you've survived to 29, hopefully someone has worked out why or how you did have one 8 years ago, or it was just a panic attack(which is a serious disease in its own right, but is less often fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Have no clue why you had problems at age 29, but would wonder about congenital heart disease, or genetic disorder. Have your doctors checked your homocysteine, or even better, checked MTHFR genetics? Do you have sickle cell or other blood dyscrasias? Are you on meds which would prevent recurrent heart events or strokes? ...Read more
Change your diet: The best prevention may be a change in diet,if you are willing to slow transition to a vegetarian diet and then possibly to a Vegan Diet (see Checklist on Vegan diet). Studies show that vegetarians, as a group, are much less likely to die of a heart attack than non-vegetarians. And Vegans even less likely than Vegetarians. See advice from President Clinton's cardiologist http://bit.ly/1NzU5fR ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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