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Other than drugs, how can a teenager get a heart attack?

Many factors: Member710, first you have to define what you mean by a heart attack since people use the phrase differently. Heart arrhythmias (funny beats/rhythms) can be caused by drugs, structural defects, trauma, infections that lead to the heart (bacterial, viral, etc), loss of fluid, too much fluid in the body, electrolyte imbalances (too much or too little potassium), clotting disorders and many more thing. ...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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Can stress cause a heart attack in a teenager?

Can stress cause a heart attack in a teenager?

Squeeze don't pull: This is of course a matter of degree. How much are you squeezing? Normal sexually intermittent squeezing is unlikely to produce any long term effects. However 24x7 pulling and squeezing will likely cause enough tissue expansion to cause long term ptosis. ...Read more

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Might a teenager get some sort of heart attack from way too much caffeine?

Might a teenager get some sort of heart attack from way too much caffeine?

Normal: Amounts. The short answer is no. Teens unless there are congenital issues do not have deceased coronary blood vessels and therefor flow is not limited nor is heart muscle effected by increased heart rate. The reason young athletes drop in cardiac arrest are complex and beyond a short explanation in this space. ...Read more

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Is a person who has been using cocaine for several years at a big risk for a heart attack if they're only a teenager?

Is a person who has been using cocaine for several years at a big risk for a heart attack if they're only a teenager?

Yes: A person can overdose on Cocaine and die at any time. Cocaine weakens the blood vessels and the connections between them. A person can die suddenly from a dissecting aneurysm. Chronic Cocaine use can cause irreversible damage to the brain. The substances used to "cut" the coke can cause severe liver damage. Cocaine addicts will either end up in jail, a hospital or the cemetery. ...Read more

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Is a heart attack or stroke a real possibility for teenagers?

Is a heart attack or stroke a real possibility for teenagers?

Teen: Not typically but there are certain diagnoses and drugs that can increase the likelihood of these things happening. ...Read more

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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