Can a collapsed lung lead to a heart attack in someone with a family history of heart problems?

Yes. A collapes lung can cause a heart attack either by lowering your oxygen levels or by causing a tension pneumothorax, which can prevent circulation of blood by preventing your heart form filling with blood and thereby preventing your heart from pumping blood to the rest of your body (and to itself).
Yes. A "large" collapsed lung, especially one where the leaked air is pushing on the lung and heart (tension pneumothorax), is an emergency regardless of any family history of heart problems. A heart attack occurs when heart muscle can't get enough oxygen, such as when blood flow to the heart is blocked or when the blood oxygen is way too low. A big pneumothorax can block both blood flow and air flow.

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How probable is a heart attack in a young person with no risk factor but tobacco smoking and no family history of heart problems?

That would be low. Being low does not mean it is not possible. It takes time for the arteries to get clogged and being young is an advantage as that time has not been there yet, as long as all other risk factors are not present. Read more...

How to know if your having just a typical muscular chest and arm pain or a heart attack/heart problems?

Difficult to tell. Muscular chest pain is most likely changed with positioning or movement - usually there is an inciting event (lifting something heavy) - chest pain that is cardiac in nature can radiate to your neck or arms - can be worse with exertion and can be accompanied by other symptoms - if you are worried, contact your doctor. Read more...

Can someone tell me how people know if your having just a typical muscular chest and arm pain or a heart attack/heart problems?

See your doctor! In some people, the symptoms are very similar. Of course, muscular pain is not dangerous, but heart symptoms can be very dangerous. The only way to tell for sure is for a qualified doctor to evaluate this with some tests. An ekg (heart tracing), and possibly some type of stress test, possibly some blood work should be able to detect a heart condition. Read more...

If I have heart problems would the EKG have picked it up? Could it have missed? Having chest pains and heart felt on fire badly. Panic or heart attack?

Not the heart . Sounds like your chest pain is non cardiac and a workup for other causes should be sought. Read more...
EKG. A ekg is the first test when someone has chest pain. It isnt very sensitive or specific. If you were having a fulminant heart attack yes it likely would have picked it up. If you are continuing to experience chest pain you should seek further help from your doctor. Read more...

Heart attacks run in my family gran grandad massive heart attack early age also mum heart problems been havin stomach palpitations with no exercise?

Heart family history. Family history of heart disease is often clinically important, and an indicator that preventive evaluation and treatment may be especially valuable. Palpitations are not usually a symptom of coronary disease (which runs in families) but may be a symptom of other heart conditions, some of which also can run in families. For a personal review of your case consider a consult here on HealthTap. . Read more...

Heart problems run in family im 37 been on toporal for 7 years for high BP how well does this med help from heart attack or disease?

Dr. Esselstyn . Check on youtube dr. Essestlyn and dr. Ornish type esselstyn medina on the search. They both have books about making sure you won't have a heart attack with lifestyle changes. Read more...
Some. Stop smoking get to proper bmi (height weight) cardiovascular toning control cholesterol and blood pressure see american heart guidelines. Read more...
Heart disease. Toprol (metoprolol) is a beta blocker which reduces the workload of the heart and lowers blood pressure. A controlled BP itself lowers the risk of heart disease. Toprol (metoprolol) is routinely prescribed when heart disease has been diagnosed as well. Along with keeping your BP under control, exercise, diet and if pertinent smoking cessation and blood sugar control are all good to lower the risk. Read more...