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What Age Can You Have A Heart Attack
Hi can you have a heart attack at age 23? i have a very poor diet and i am very sedentary. ECG came back fine doc was not worried
ECG OK: I strongly recommend that you set up an appointment to see a Psychologist. She/he will take you through your concerns and help improve your life. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Birth: Unusual but possible due to congenital anomaly. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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