All blood work normal EKG stress test chest X-ray all normal, but I am taking blood pressure med. If no heart disease am I still at risk for heart att?
Yes, we all are. We are all at risk for heart attacks. The risk factors addressed in the website given below affect the chances of disease, but lack of all of these risk factors does not reduce the likelihood of heart attack to zero. Maintaining a healthy life style reduces the risk. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/basics/risk-factors/con-20019520.
I smoke and my chest xray stress EKG and blood work were all normal. I am happy, I am just curious how I have no smoke in lungs or heart disease.
Don't get fooled. Chest x-ray is not the diagnostic tool for COPD. Plaques in blood vessels can grow inward &rupture suddenly at the surface causing clot & sudden heart attack.Normal stress test 1day, heart attack the next. A smoking woman is 6 times more likely to have a heart attack than non-smoking woman. Quitting smoking NOW would reduce your chance of dying in 15 years by 50% - & live HEALTHIER longer! Read more...
I'm 28 and don't smoke. Can I still have an AFib or Angina if my EKG, chest X-ray, blood, and stress test came back normal? One EKG showed abnormal heart rhythm but 4 others (taken within 5 month span) showed normal heart rhythm. I'm really scared.
Stay calm. 28 year old woman with cardiac concerns. Please stay calm and follow up with your physician. Hypertension is a disease with no symptoms that can affect young people, as can arrhythmia. EKG is one point in time and arrhythmia can be episodic and needs to be investigated with a ZIO patch or holter/event monitoring. You need a cardiology consult. Stay strong and manage it. You can do it, good luck. Read more...