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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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Hi can you have a heart attack at age 23? i have a very poor diet and i am very sedentary. ECG came back, also could my arteries be clogged at 23?

Hi can you have a heart attack at age 23? i have a very poor diet and i am very sedentary. ECG came back, also could my arteries be clogged at 23?

Possible at 23 y.o.: Yes, what you mention is possible but less probable as when you are older. Please continue to see your doc and also discuss diet and lifestyle changes that will lower the probability of ill health even more. See a book called "Disease Proof" by David Katz for some self-help. Peace and good health. ...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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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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Is it possible for someone under the age of 15 to have a heart attack?

Is it possible for someone under the age of 15 to have a heart attack?

Yes: It depends on health, but it could be due to congenital anomaly. A very obese teenager is at the same risk if not more of a heart attack as a much older person. ...Read more

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What are the chances that I could have a heart attack at the age of 21?

What are the chances that I could have a heart attack at the age of 21?

Near zero: Unless you have an autoimmune disease like lupus, take Cocaine or methamphetamines, or have terrible genetic predisposition to atherosclerosis, it is nigh on impossible to have a heart attack @ 21. Since you've survived to 29, hopefully someone has worked out why or how you did have one 8 years ago, or it was just a panic attack(which is a serious disease in its own right, but is less often fatal. ...Read more

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What age can u have a heart attack or stroke?

What age can u have a heart attack or stroke?

Any, technically: Both heart attacks and strokes can occur at any age, from many different causes. Both involve disrupting the blood flow to the heart muscle and brain tissue, which can be caused by things like blood clots, medications/drugs, spasm of blood vessels or even air in the bloodstream. ...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