I am a 40 year old male who just had his second heart attack three weeks
ago. The blockage was located in the LAD artery, and a stent was implanted
at the blockage site. My first heart attack occurred at age 35. The
blockage was located in a small artery in the back of the heart and was
treated with angioplasty. I have been on cholesterol lowering drugs
(first four years on Pravochol and the last year on Zocor) and was able
to lower my cholesterol level from almost 300 to about 180 when last
checked 3 months ago. I have been exercising (the second attack occurred
during exercise), taking aspirin, and following a reduced fat diet.
My cardiologist indicated that the latest angiogram shows additional
blockages. I am currently taking Zocor, Ticlid, Metoprolol, Captopril,
and aspirin. My cardiologist had mentioned vitamin therapy, which we plan
to discuss further in a few weeks. I have the following questions:
1. How unusual is it to have two heart attacks before the age of 41?
2. Have any studies been done showing the mortality rate for multiple
heart attack patients, or heart attack patients under 40?
3. Do you have any recommendations on therapy to prevent another heart
attack and/or reverse the coronary artery disease related to my particular
Any assistance or advice would be "greatly" appreciated.
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