MI at 23? - page 2
I had a very strange case today and I was wondering if anyone has ever heard anything similar. The patient was a 23 yo female who presented with CP and abd. pain. The pt was holding her chest and... Read More
Dec 2, '06I've taken care of several "young" (25-30) MI patients in the past six months, although almost every one of them had serious risk factors. Morbidly obese, sedentary lifestyle, diabetic, untreated HTN and high cholesterol, smoked, etc.
Young people seem to think they're invincible, yet don't realize they are in worse health than many of the elderly population I see!
I live in SUCH an unhealthy city, and I talk til I'm blue in the face to my patients about the importance of lifestyle changes, compliance with meds, etc. It goes in one ear and out the other.Last edit by ND76 on Dec 2, '06 : Reason: I can't type today! hahaha!
Dec 2, '06Cocaine use, obesity, and congenital factors play a role.
A friend's husband has had 2 MIs ... he's 38. No drug use, no obesity. Cardiac cath x 5. Plaques are sclerosing his coronary arteries faster than diet, exercise and statin drugs can control them ... he's looking at CABG within the next 18 months.