Resources for Young Men? 30 Year Old Heart Attack this past weekend
Does anyone know of any good research regarding heart attacks and younger men? I was released from the hospital a couple of days ago from a major heart attack and am only 30 years old. The cardiologist indicated that I should make a very good recovery but I'm scared, sad and confused and really don't know who I should turn to with questions. I'm trying to keep myself as calm as possible about it, but its hard not to break down. I've been getting a lot of family and friend support, but I feel like I just need to be by myself and search for answers. Any advice?
I would do a general online search, google. As you know, it's not common to have a heart attack at that age. You need a complete review of your risk factors to determine what contributed to the development. Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking weight, family history, blood clotting disorders. Did you have a cardiac catheterization?
I think I have a unqiue understand of the fear, sadness and confusion you are now experiencing, and would like to help in any way I can.
I experienced my first heart attack at 35 years old, with no advance notice that anything was wrong. My family and I have gone through the depression... the feeling of helplessness... the acceptance...and the recovery. I found the best way to deal with things was to find out as much as possible, and the internet resources have been very helpful to that end. I experienced a second heart attack at 40, and this year am celebrating my 51st birthday, so I'm still chugging along!
Let me know if I can provide any assistance to help you through this difficult time.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.