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Im 20 year old female what are signs of heart attacks ?

Im 20 year old female what are signs of heart attacks ?

Many: Chest pain, short of breath basically. Heart attack is quite rare in 20 year olds, especially if you are able to do vigorous activity without symptoms. Musculoskeletal pain, panic attack, heartburn, lung issue much more common. A type of attack where the coronary arteries spasm can occur rarely. When in doubt, get checked out, especially if you notice a change in your ability to do things. ...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 anxiety creates heart attack in a 20 year old male?

Can anxiety creates heart attack in a 20 year old male?

Unlikely: Stress can cause the heart to work harder but to cause a heart attack directly..Unlikely. When the heart works harder, and if one has a clogged coronary, then may be a heart attic ensues. But this is unlikely in a 20 year old unless the same 20 year old is using hard drugs such as meth or heroin etc. If not, i would not "worry". ...Read more

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I have almost all symptoms of a heart attack except pressure on chest. I am only 20 years old. Should i be worried?

I have almost all symptoms of a heart attack except pressure on chest. I am only 20 years old. Should i be worried?

Likely panic attack: At your age. However, best to check with your doc to be sure. After normal results you will be assured and have better sleep. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a healthy 20 yr old have a heart attack?

It'd be possible that a healthy 20 yr old have a heart attack?

Yes: This would not be very common under usual circumstances. Certainly drugs like Cocaine have caused just that. ...Read more

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Is an obese 20 yr. Old likely to have a heart attack?

At some point, yes: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country. Obesity and the problems it causes are significant risk factors for heart disease (heart attack, bypass surgery, strokes, etc). So an obese 20 yr old is likely to have a heart attack at a younger age than someone who is healthy. I have a 29 yr old patient with a heart attack and more 30-somethings than i can count. ...Read more

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Am a 23 year old female i weight170 pound two day am experiencing pain in the left side of my chest more like in the breast could sign of heart attack?

Am a 23 year old female i weight170 pound two day am experiencing pain in the left side of my chest more like in the breast could sign of heart attack?

Yes but not likley: Chest pain can be from heart but in your case this would be less likely given age. Other possibilities would be pulmonary embolus (blood clot in lung), this is usually with shortness of breath, but not always. Also esophogeal reflux/spasm. Also, musculoskeletal causes are the most common. If it gets worse, or doesn't go away, or is with shortness of breath, seek immediate help. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain in my left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.

I have sharp shooting pain in my  left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.

No: The typical pain from a heart attack is shoulder to arm. The pain you describe is more neurological. Still be safe and check it out. Rare things always happen. ...Read more

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How probable is a 18-25 year old female to have an heart attack?

How probable is a 18-25 year old female to have an heart attack?

Congenital anomaly: Unusual unlikely other risk factors aortic root, aortic valvular disease aberrant coronary anomalous coronary origin but as another has noted: Cocaine and other drugs of abuse are more likely. ...Read more