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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
Birth: Unusual but possible due to congenital anomaly. ...Read more
Any age.: I have seen blood pressure in overweight teenagers, and there are certain diseases that predispose to blood pressure becoming high early. In people who have strong family history, are obese, and are physically out of shape, it is not uncommon to see high blood pressure in the mid to late 30s. I find by the 50s, even some very thin and fit people can have high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, very rare: Unless you have congenital heart disease a heart attack would be extremely rare. If you are a young lady with anxiety you may have "panic attacks" which produce rapid heart rate, chest pain and/or trouble breathing - all of which imitate heart trouble but are not and can be scary nonetheless. If you are worried about your heart you can always see the doc who RX sertraline to check it out. ...Read more
Cystic fibrosis: Though CF is a systemic disease, it is usually the pulmonary manifestations that are fatal. Many CF patients now live into adulthood. ...Read more
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Variable range: The adult average resting heart rate is variable, depending on underlying health, aerobic fitness, etc. The typical range would be between 60 and 90 beats per minute. People who are in good aerobic health can be in the 50's. Professional bicyclists can have resting heart rates in the 40's to upper 30's per minute. ...Read more
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
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