I've had one heart attack, am I more susceptible for another one?

Yes. Anyone who has had a heart attack is at increased risk for another one, relative to someone who has never had a heart attack. Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol medications, blood thinners such as Aspirin are medications that can reduce the risk of future heart attack. A healthy diet and regular exercise (150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise) are also very important.
Yes. Yes, having a previous heart attack increase your liklihood of having another event within the next five years to around 20%. If you are diabetic, that risk increases to around 40%. However, risk factor modification and appropriate medications can work to mitigate that risk.
Yes. However, the risk of f future events can be modified by risk factor modifcation, life style changes and a strict dietary and medication regimen.
Yes. Many surgeons routinely stop your blood thinners. This actions increases your risk of heart attack. When in comes to eye surgery, i prefer to have a bleeding problem, which i can manage, instead of a heart attack or stroke. I advice you to discuss the possibility of not stopping blood thinners with your surgeon.

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What to do if I'm feeling like I may be close to a stress induced heart attack. Am I going to have one?

What's the symptoms? Depends on what your symptoms are. If you have chest pain radiating to your jaw or left arm or if you have acute shortness of breath, this is concerning for an impending heart attack. Stress can increase Adrenalin which can reveal limitations in your heart's capacity - which is what a heart attack basically is, when demand from a heart outstrips supply. If you feel this way a lot, see an MD. Read more...

How much time after you've had a heart attack can doctors diagnose that you had one?

It depends. EKGs after heart attacks may show the "scar" for many years, but some EKGs normalize over time, depending on the size and location of the heart attack. On the other hand, EKGs read as "heart attacks" may be false positives and the heart be completely normal. Kind of confusing, isn't it? Ask the same question with EKG in hand to your cardiologist and he will be able to explain. Read more...

At what age is a person susceptible for a heart attack?

Annual physical. This has a tremendous amount to do with your age, medical history and family history. Please see your primary care physician to discuss your personal risk factors. Read more...
Highly variable . For people who use cocaine: any age. People with diabetes or who smoke can get premature disease: age 55 for men and 65 for women is considered a "coronary prone" age. That said, 80 year olds that stay fit and healthy are often free of heart disease. Heart attacks are not inevitable. Read more...
Any. Any age. It used to be adults around age 30 and above but that's not true anymore. Even kids (teens and early 20s) have been known to get heart attacks due to poor diet and exercise (barring other inherent medical problems). Read more...

How can someone be fine one night, then hours later die of heart attack?

Sudden death. Heart attacks are caused from a clot in the coronary artery. 10-25% of heart attack patients can develop ventricular fibrillation within the first 8 hours that causes the sudden death if not detected and shocked immediately. Read more...
Yes. A great number of heart attacks can be sudden and fatal. The incidence of sudden death is higher with age, with organic heart disease and ejection fraction <=35%, critical left main coronary artery stenosis, critical aortic stenosis, previous unrevascularized myocardial infarction territory, acute aortic dissection specially in patients with marfan's syndrome, pulmonary hypertension. Read more...