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My father, mother and brother have all got angina and have suffered heart attacks in the past. Now im starting to have panic attacks

Hello... Thank you in advance for reading this. Over the past few months Ive been worrying about the heart diease that runs in my family. My father, mother and brother have all got angina and have suffered heart attacks in the past. My father and brother both had theirs in their 30 s and I never thought much of it until I turned 30 6 months ago. The difference between us is that I live quite a healthy lifestyle in terms of excercise and diet (apart from my cheat day once a week), and they smoked and never took part in any exercise. Now im starting to have panic attacks cause the slight twinge or pulling pain I might get in my chest my 1st thought is my heart.. Even though Im very active and eat healthy is it still possible to have heart trouble like them or am I worrying for nothing?? Kind regards Pete
Asked On : Wed, 27 Jan 2010
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if it is genetics like family history than all this exercise and other things will not prevent the heart attack in any form. what you need to do is stop becoming panic, as an educated person be brave and consult a general physician and explain yoursef and the family history of heart attack, get the heart test done once in every year or so with the same physician, also have links with the cardiologist so that this will come in handy at the time of emergency. plan your health if you cannot avoid it.

Answered: Wed, 27 Jan 2010
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