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Can a teen have a heart attack?

Can a teen have a heart attack?

Heart attack: Its rare but can happen if they have underlying pathology that can lead to very premature heart disease. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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


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Afraid I'll have a heart attack?

Afraid I'll have a heart attack?

Uncommon in young: It's rather rare to have heart attacks in people less than 40. The most important thing to do is to take care of yourself, to prevent problems when you get older. That means eating healthy, exercising, getting sleeps and taking medications, if needed and prescribed by your doctor. Learn about heart attack symptoms, just in case. Speak with your doctor about your concerns. Take care. ...Read more

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Am I 2 young to have a heart attack?

Am I 2 young to have a heart attack?

Heart attack: Tell me WhatsApp symptômes do you havé. Chest pain, were? In thé mis chest, L shoulder, L arm, thé yow, how us the heart rhythmique, régularité irrégularités. what you thons thaï you may havé an MI. I havé seen MIs éventuel in younger patients. Do you ample, drink alcool. You Will réduire à cardiolgist, havé à lipid profile. ...Read more

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What makes someone have a heart attack?

What makes someone have a heart attack?

It's simple: Economics. Remember supply and demand? Well, when the blood supply to an area of the heart does not meet demand of the cells to survive, tissue begins to die and that is a "heart attack". The most likely cause is obstruction of a blood vessel supplying the heart in the form of a clot or plaque. ...Read more

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How much young can have a heart attack?

How much young can have a heart attack?

It all depends...: Depends on what conditions you suffer of (for example diabetes, uncontrolled and severe high bad cholesterol, heart conditions, hypertension, obesity), your family history (for example a parent that suffered a heart attack very young), smoking, use of cocaine. It is very rare that at your age, unless under the circumstances mentioned above, to suffer and heart attack. ...Read more

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Could a young woman have a heart attack?

Could a young woman have a heart attack?

Absolutely: There are rare problems in children.
Most after 45
some in young adults with smoking, diabetes, obesity, bad behavior- Cocaine etc.
After that anytime up to 100
women are at risk along with us guys! ...Read more

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Is it true u can have a heart attack at 46?

Is it true u can have a heart attack at 46?

Yes: Heart attacks can strike at any age in those with risk factors: family history, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking, drug use. Minimizing risk factors will decrease the chance of having a heart attack at any age. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a heart attack or not?

How to know if I have a heart attack or not?

Heart attack?: You could go to the emergency room and be evaluated. There is lab work now that checks for breakdown or damage of heart muscle. That and/ or an EKG could help you know if you are having a heart attack. ...Read more

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Could I have a heart attack at 22 years old?

Could I have a heart attack at 22 years old?

Heart attack: It is possible to have a heart attack at age 22 but it is very rare. ...Read more

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Known symptoms for women to have a heart attack?

Known symptoms for women to have a heart attack?

Several different: Heart attack patients typical present with chest pressure, chest pain, neck or arm pain. In my female patients they can sometimes present with shortness of breath or fatigue. If you have concerning symptoms see your health care provider.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can someone under the age of 15 have a heart attack?

Can someone under the age of 15 have a heart attack?

Yes rare: Some causes

congenital defects
torn vessels- dissections- marfans
embolism
hypercoagulability
hyperlipidemia. ...Read more

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Is it rare for a 23yo female to have a heart attack?

Is it rare for a 23yo female to have a heart attack?

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

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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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23yo female scared I am going to have a heart attack?

23yo female scared I am going to have a heart attack?

Heart attack: Sounds like you have depression and anxiety disorder. You should discuss with your psych provider. Heart attacks are VERY uncommon in 23y/o females so it is highly unlikely you need to worry about this particular event. It isn't impossible but unlikely. You should however take precautions like prudient diet, exercise and not smoking, and if your PCP has other suggestions to follow them. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to have a heart attack?

What exactly does it feel like to have a heart attack?

Classic: Usual sub-sternal crushing severe durable sustained, anxiety producing, with clammy skin, pallor and radiation to left upper arm with a squeeze.
Much variability! ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child/teen to have a heart attack?

Is it possible for a child/teen to have a heart attack?

Rare but possible: Acute myocardial infarction is rare in childhood and adolescence. Children and teens can have a heart attack due to either an inflammatory condition of the coronary arteries or an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery. thrombotic coronary artery occlusion from kawasaki disease may occur in early childhood. ...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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Is it possilbe for a 23 year old to have a heart attack?

Is it possilbe for a 23 year old to have a heart attack?

Yes: Heart attacks represent sudden occlusion of a coronary artery. This happens most commonly because of atherosclerotic plaque rupture, although other things (like coronary spasm, Cocaine use, vasculitis etc) need to be considered, particularly in a 23 year old. Traditional risk factors might be less applicable. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old. Is it possible to have a heart attack?

I am 25 years old. Is it possible to have a heart attack?

Yes, but very low: In your age it is extremely unlikely. Only if you would have certain forms of abnormal lipids in the blood due to genetic mutation, anatomic abnormalities, severe prinzmetal's angina. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heart attack if you are 23 years old?

Is it normal to have a heart attack if you are 23 years old?

No: It is extremely rare for a person in this age group to have a heart attack. One would nearly always expect there to be an underlying problem with severely elevated blood pressure or cholesterol, likely with a strong family history of such problems, or some form of congenital cardiovascular abnormality, if a true heart attack were to occur in a 23 year old. Cocaine use could do it too. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child or a teen to have a heart attack?

Is it possible for a child or a teen to have a heart attack?

Child heart attack: It is exceptionally rare for a child or teen to have a heart attack. Having said that, it is not impossible to have sudden cardiac death. Unlike a lack of blood flow, this problem is usually sue to a geneitc disorder known as ihss (idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis). It creates an obstruction to flow across the aortic valve. This is the kid who drops dead on the basketball court. ...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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Can someone have a heart attack at 28 or is it rare helpppp?

Can someone have a heart attack at 28 or is it rare helpppp?

YES-rare but happens: This is fortunately quite rare but unfortunately can happen. If you have any concern someone is having a heart attack call 911 now! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you have a heart attack?

Symptoms: Chest pain
severe substernal
radiates to left or right arm and neck
feeling of anxiety, fear, doom, death.

Anatomically,
heart muscle oxygen is diminished by coronary obstruction and flow is reduced or absent and heart muscle dues- heart attack.

Physically, pallor, shock, arrythmia, death if not identified and treated. ...Read more

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Could you have a heart attack without feeling pain in your heart?

Yes: May only show up on later ekgs, echoes, or other testing.
Person had no symptoms, or had symptoms that were ignored, or thought they were indigestion etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a heart attack when you have normal vitals?

Heart attack: It is possible to have a heart attack and have normal vitals. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
3,967 Doctors shared insights

Heart Attack (Definition)

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