Do myocardial infarction happen at my age? I'm 23 my BMI is 30 and I don't work out and I sit a lot, my resting heart rate is great tho 50/55 bpm.
Too young. Though it is possible to have a heart attack (or sudden cardiac death) at any age, the odds at age 23 are overwhelmingly in ur favor. Myocardial infarction is more common as one ages. Family history & lifestyle also play a role so it's not too early to think about ur heart health. A slow resting heart rate (associated w/ exercise) is a good sign. Thanks 4 ur question & using HealthTap.
Resting heart rate as a young man was 50-55. Doctors are considering a pace maker 2 years post heart attack?
Ok. Your youth and cardiovascular conditioning are of historic interest. If you now have symptomatic slow pulse= bradycardia, syncope, heart failure etc. One may benefit from pacing. After a heart attack the electrical system of the heart can be damaged and one benefits from proper atrioventricular pacing or even dual pacing for chf. Read more...