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).
Could be. Although the majority of heart issues are in the more advanced age category as it is that population with high cholesterol, hypertension (high blood pressure) and more risk factors- there are some younger patients that can have cardiac issues. Most of these patients have a undiagnosed congenital heart problem. See your physician for a history and physical to be sure.

Related Questions

Heart attack vs anxiety. How to tell the difference? When I get chest pains & short of breath how can I reassure myself it's just anxiety?

Heart attack/Anxiety. Heart attack is preceded by Feeling of impending doom, Shortness of breath, Nausea with profuse sweating, Sudden feeling like an elephant is sitting on your chest, and Pressure/squeezing/fullness/pain in middle of chest & back and jaw & arm. In any case, it is best to exercise caution & get help ASAP. Read more...

I have chest pains lateral. It feels like I am going to have a heart attack n get very dizzy and lightheaded as well. I have lost weight without tryin?

See your DR . Or go to the urgent care right away. Likely though your chest pain is musculoskeletal in nature because of your young age.You may also have symptoms related to anxiety and panic attack. An ekg & a stress test would confirm whether your chest pain is cardiac in nature or not. Best wishes! Read more...

Is it possible to die from cardiac heart attack after full recovery from anorexia? I had anorexia for 6 years and now get sudden jabbing chest pains?

UNLIKELY. Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), lung diseases, and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. sounds like you should see your doctor and sort this out. Read more...

I have chest pain for years, but its started to get stronger by the day. Its like someone holding me downhow would I know if I'm having a heart attack?

Go to ER. If you're having chest pain of increasing severity, especially if accompanied by profuse sweating, pain radiating into left arm, difficulty breathing, go to er asap; do not drive yourself or have a friend/relative drive you. Call ambulance for transport. Read more...
See someone today. If you have suffered from chest pain for years an it is now worsening, you have unstable angina. This could be a sign of an impending myocardial infarction (heart attack), get seen today by a physician. Now. Don't keep reading, get up, get on the phone, get in to your emergency room. Really. Read more...