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Could i be in risk of a heart attack if i get chest pains? I'm 26 yrs of age male

Could i be in risk of a heart attack if i get chest pains? I'm 26 yrs of age male

Probably not: The chances of a heart attack is very very small in a 26 y/o. The only people younger than 40 i've operated on for blocked arteries have been either morbidly obese, smokers, poorly controlled diabetics, or combination. Also a couple with radiation damage from rad. Treatment for cancers in the chest. There's inherited super high cholesterol but rare 1 in a million for double gene type (most severe). ...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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I'm having chest pains and i'm worried it'll lead to heart attack. How could i know it?

I'm having chest pains and i'm worried it'll lead to heart attack. How could i know it?

See your doctor: Chest pains can be caused by a large variety of things, including blocked arteries to the heart. When you see a health care provider he or she will listen to your symptoms, listen to your heart and lungs and decide which tests need to be done next. Chest x-ray and ekg are typical starting points. If there is concern of a blocked artery, sometimes a treadmill test will be done. ...Read more

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If i'm having random chest pains that radiate mid chest through to my back, could i be having a heart attack?

Most likely not: But if you start having other symptoms (shortness of breath, pressure, etc) then see a doc. It is more likely that it is something like gerd, pancreas issues, things of that nature. I would recommend making an appointment with your primary doc to do a thorough history and physical to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've been having chest pains for 3 days. Is it likely to have a heart attack? Or is that more sudden than 3 days of chest pain?

Don't know: Although chest pain is a symptom of a heart attack it is impossible to know what is going on without doing testing such as an ECG and blood work. ...Read more

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I'm 18, have chest pains, weakness, and issues getting deep breaths right now. Could I be having a heart attack?

I'm 18, have chest pains, weakness, and issues getting deep breaths right now. Could I be having a heart attack?

See below: You are too young to be having a heart attack. Your symptoms do sound concerning and need to be evaluated by a physician. Chest pain upon taking deep breath could be secondary to a lung infection, pericarditis, pneumothorax, etc.therefore you should consult your doctor or connect with us via concierge so we can further evaluate your condition. ...Read more

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If you have sharp chest pains and feels like your heart is beating really fast....Could that be a heart attack i experienced this on the weekend?

If you have sharp chest pains and feels like your heart is beating really fast....Could that be a heart attack i experienced this on the weekend?

Very Unlikely: It is extremely unusual for a 23 year old woman to have a heart attack. If you are feeling well now, it is unlikely that anything bad happened to you with those symptoms. No heart attack, no blood clot to lung, no ruptured aorta. The most likely cardiac condition would be svt, a fast heart rhythm. Otherwise, anxiety / panic is a likely cause. Caffeine and stimulants can provoke heart racing. ...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?

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

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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