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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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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 is the cause of heart attack in a previously normal 65 aged person?

What is the cause of  heart attack in a previously normal 65 aged person?

Coronary arteries: Coronary artery disease can be silent until a heart attack occurs and in fact almost half of all patients present with a heart attack as their first symptom of coronary artery disease. ...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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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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I've had one heart attack, am I more susceptible for another one?

I've had one heart attack, am I more susceptible for another one?

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 more

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Is it possible for someone under the age of 15 to have a heart attack?

Is it possible for someone under the age of 15 to have a heart attack?

Yes: It depends on health, but it could be due to congenital anomaly. A very obese teenager is at the same risk if not more of a heart attack as a much older person. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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