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Am i too young to have a heart attack?

I am 33 years old i had a cardiac ct scan with contrast die 3 years ago which showed no blockage i just started to feel like mabye i have some blockage latly due to some chest pain and jaw pain but can i build up that much plaque in 3 years to have a problem nowor is it just anxiety from all of the constant worry about my heart?? My brother was 29 and he had CHD and my dad had a heart attack at 56 and he was a personal trainer and ate so good so my question is am i to young to have a heart attack and how long does it take for plaque to build in your artery's..Thanks Gina
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jun 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello.welcome.A person can have heart attack at any age.Stop worrying.since your family history is bad,you should be careful.adopt healthy life style like avoiding drugs,alcohol.fatty foods and junk foods.Go for regular cardiovascular exercises.Nobody can tell about time required to build the plaque.good luck.
Answered: Thu, 8 Sep 2011
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Cardiologist Dr. Naresh Ruparelia's  Response
Hi well come to HCM.
No you are not too young to have plaque in your artery. On the contrary you are
more prone to have coronary at younger age, since your family history is very
strong for young coronary heart disease. No specific time can be given for plaque
to devolope. Because at times 70% blocks remaine stationary for years to gather
and do not progress at all and the block which is 50% progresses fast and be
comes 90%. So things are variable. But in your case you got to be allert and if
not for angio graphy submit atleast for Tmt. Likely to have anxiety as well since you are aware of your family history. Thanks
Answered: Thu, 8 Sep 2011
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