Can A 19 Year Old Female Suffer A Heart Attack?

Question

Asked by channingsmom

Can A 19 Year Old Female Suffer A Heart Attack?

I am a 19 yo Female, I have alot of heart problems in my family but mostly from the men. I have been having crushing pain in my chest periodically for almost a year now, but have never had any heart problems of my own, Is it possible that Ive suffered a heart attack or that I am experiencing warning signs?

Answer

Hi Channingsmom,

While a heart attack at the age of 19 years-old is not common it is still possible. I recommend being evaluated by your physician to determine the cause of your symptoms.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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