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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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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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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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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

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Can bulimia cause you to have a heart attack if you're a teen?

Can bulimia cause you to have a heart attack if you're a teen?

Not usually: Not unless you have a predisposition to heart disease but it all depends on how bulimic you are and how far you stretch the biological necessities of survival. ...Read more

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What could cause a heart attack in a pre-teen child?

What could cause a heart attack in a pre-teen child?

Several disorders: Kawasaki's disease and coronary vasospasm should be considered. Children with a hypercoagulable disorder and an intracardiac shunt (such as an atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale) should be considered. Lastly, congenital heart defects that affect the coronary arteries may cause an early heart attack. ...Read more

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Whats the cause of chest pains in teens ? Is this a sign your going to get a heart attack as a teen or not?

Whats the cause of chest pains in teens ? Is this a sign your going to get a heart attack as a teen or not?

Could be normal: Chest pains in teens can be normal due to physical activity, a heart problem, a GI problem etc. There are so many variables it's important to see you family physician to receive a physical exam. Don't delay. ...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
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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?

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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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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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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