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No family history of heart disease, normal weight, non smoker& norm BP. Cardiac eval was norm as well. Should I worry about heart attack at age 29? Male

Low risk. You sound like a low risk person, make sure cholesterol is in the normal range. As you get older the aging process and arteriosclerosis may happen. Right now what you can do is maintain the risk low. Read more...
Why even questioned? At age 29, non-smoker, and no family history of heart disease, you are more likely to be struck by lightning than a heart attack. Nonetheless you should consider getting a blood lipid panel done sometime even though the risk is very low. Read more...
No. As you describe, you have no risk factors for premature heart disease, particularly major ones like family history, blood pressure issues, cholesterol issues, weight issues, smoking issues. You are low risk. The more important question may be why the great concern on your part? Read more...

I want to lose weight. But if I do, will I still have a heart attack? Heart problems? Anything? .

Odds. All you can do in life is look at your odds. There is no guarantee that a safe will not fall out of a window and kill you. Decreasing your weight from too high will decrease your chances of things like diabetes and heart disease. Those will cost you quality of life if you do live a long time. Skinny people are not immune, but i recommend that you lose the weight and be happy also. Read more...
Risks. Being overweight is only one risk for heart disease. Decreasing weight can decrease your risk. There are many other factors which can put your risk for heart attack, including cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, family history, etc. Congratulations on your goal to lose weight. It will definitely benefit you in the long run, decreased the risk for arthritis, diabetes, etc. Read more...

I want to lose weight but am afraid to exercise. I fear a I am going to vomit, faint or cause myself a heart attack? Any recommendations?

Daily walking. Start very slow. You may walk(or exercise in a pool). You don't need to run or carry weights. If you jointed a gym, ask or advice to the trainers they have (especify you are just beginning to exercise).Go slow. Short distances for short periods but try to have a routine 4-5 times a week half hour to 45 minutes. Diet is important too. Read more...
Go see your doctor. You may be right to be afraid to start a rigorous exercise program. See you doctor and discuss your fears. Tests can be done to check all systems and hopefully give you an all clear! Read more...

What would u say to obese patient who wants 2 exercise 2 improve heart health/lose weight, but doesn't due to a phobia about having heart attack? : (

Phobia treatment. I would suggest to this person that treatment for phobias and other anxiety disorders is very possible and could be lifesaving. Has your primary care physician (and maybe also your cardiologist) evaluated your cardiovascular health and made suggestions for you? Have they cleared you for a gradual exercise program? Those are important steps -- and also working with a therapist on your anxiety. Read more...
See your doctor. Get a physical, clearance to begin an exercise program. See a nutritionist, and perhaps even a counselor. Medications may be appropriate as well. Basically, you don't have to figure all this out on your own. Getting these fearful thoughts out of your head with someone else does wonders for getting over them. Fears in the head cause anxiety, food can be a way to ease that anxiety. You can do it. Read more...
Get unstuck. Sometimes people don't exercise because they accept a specious argument against exercising. If there's a fear of a heart attack, i'd suggest a medical evaluation and clearance to exercise. If the fear persists, counseling can help. In reality, the risk of heart attack is greater from lack of exercise. Good luck! Read more...

Can someone still have a heart attack after the cardiologist saying that every test looks normal and there´s no evidence of heart disease?

Possibly. Though unlikely. If your cardiologist says that your vessels are clean, you should believe them. Read more...
Absolutely. No test detects everything; one may have a genetic predisposition, or one may use drugs that can cause a heart attack. Need more info if you want a more personalized opinion. Read more...
Why not ? Tests and evidence show what is happening at that instant and what has happened in the past.. They cannot predict the future. Read more...

My grandfather had a heart attack & Indians are at high risk. I'm 22 -- is there an evidence based protocol to avoiding heart disease? Diet/exercise?

It is good to keep. family history in mind but most people have relatives who have had cardiac problems. Lifestyle is a major factor. After your doc has ruled out any medical conditions you can see a nutritionist for a health diet to fit your body. You might also get a micronutrient test from Spectracell lab in TX. Peace and good health. Read more...