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 is it possible for a 15 year old to have a heart attack?
because my heart/chest area hurts alot and when i excersise it beats really fast and scares me....

 Have you ever had your heart broken?
How long did it take you to recover?...

I almsot passed out the other day and it felt wierd i was playing rockband
Ok heres what happened i was playing ps3 and then i just saw everything it just like rumbled. Like everything went all ...

 which is more important heart or your brain?
i think both i tryed to figure out which one is more than the other
i think your heart, but the brain is much more smarter. like all your senses. but you r heart pumps blood to your brain so i ...

 Causes of chest pains other than heart attack.?

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Pain across the chest....under ribs when breathing deeply, not totally constant....(it is me...but am going to docs tomorrow about unrelated issue so will ask then, ...

 8 yr old son with murmer? Please answer my question.?
hi all my son who is 8 and a half yrs old was born with a heart murmer. He attended our local outpatients clinic once a yr to be checked until he was 4. Our doctors then suggested he visit Our Lady�...

 Am I Having a Heart Attack?
I was on IV steroids for 2 days. I was supposed to go for 3 but because I felt like I couldn't breathe, they left me with just 2. My chest was extremely heavy/tight. But they didn't seem to ...

 What should I do about my rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath...etc?
I started taking this pre-workout supplement called "Super Charge" a few weeks ago, and I did not have any problems with it until now. A couple of days ago I started experiencing faster ...

 Could I have had a minor heart attack?
Yesterday afternoon I had a sharp pain which at first felt a little like a period pain but higher than usual, and then, as time went on, rose up to the bottom left of my chest. It was very painful to ...

 am I going to have a hart attack?
For the last few weeks I have been sweating mostly in my armpits an I mean sweat running like a facet off an on. If I drink a cup of coffee that really turns it on. also I have a unexplainable pain ...

 I'm 23 with high blood pressure?
I am a 23 year old woman. Five foot four, 116 pounds. Have three children. Healthy in every aspect except I smoke. I've been put on Toprol XL due to high blood pressure and elevated heart ...

 My blood pressure is 155 over 107. Is this bad?

 Am i having a heart attack? help!!?
For the past 3 days every so often i get a stitch like discomfort on the left side of my chest directly above my heart.

It is difficult to breath in or out whilst the stitch lasts and ...

 high cholesterol level?
Can anyone explain how it is that cholestrol levels change over a periods of time. I understand about cholestrol but why should ones levels change from week to week and from day to day, when the same ...

 My cholesterol level is 7.1, and blood pressure is 104/80, and my doctor said that's nothing to worry about
My doctor said I have 4% of a stroke or heart attack when I am older.
Should I worry though?
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I don't drink, smoke, and I walk 5 miles a day (walk to work)...

I have checked and checked again, It has been 2 days since i notised that there is no pulse either. My skin has gone very pale what should i do i dont wanna die
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 How serious is a blood infection?
I know someone who had a blood infection and apparently it went to his heart. He was in the hospital and he is only 19. I don't really know him, hes a friend of a friend. How serious is it? C...

 can a person have heart in right side of chest?
i know ans &just want to see how many of u ...

 What would happen if the heart failed?
This is a question on my grade eight science test. I am going to be asked to explain in detail what would happen to your body if the heart failed. A simple : "You will die" will NOT do. I ...

 Causes of high blood pressure and ways to lower it? I am 30 and recently my blood pressure was 140/90.?

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I dont smoke, I dont drink excessively...
I excerise 30-45 mins 4 to 5 days a week. I am on wieght watchers so trying to lose wieght, I just wasnt sure if it is ...

Heather m
The doctor says I won't die BUT....?
I experience Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia. My heart rate has been over 300 BPM, which only stops when they give me a shot in an IV of adenosine. They say it cannot kill me because it is atrial, and they always send me home the same day. It has happened 5x since I was 19 (I'm pushing 31 now). They suggest a cardiac ablation, which can kill me. Are the docs right? It doesn't seem possible that a heart can beat that fast for too long with out giving up on you.

wont diuretics or pacemaker help

Dead isn't an end to life, however or whenever your body dies.

Your body is WHAT you are IN, not WHO you are.

Steven Halpern has a music CD that is great, named "Healing Music". You might try sleeping with it playing.. or listen to it to help you relax.


Why live your life wondering how you will die?
Just breath and enjoy.

a cardiac ablation is dangerous and probobly not necessary. certain attacks like these can be caused by anxiety and medications. some antidepressants can cause these symptoms. I agree its not healthy for it to beat that fast for a long time. and its very scary i am sure. you have to decide wether its worth the risk of dying or not. Also clot busters and anticoagulants can help during an attack that increases heart rate. avoid caffeine, soda, and fatty foods.

[Simply.. me]
Your problem is nothing God can't fix:]
NOTHING is EVER too big for the man upstairs!
I'll pray for you..have faith that you will be healed, and pray for yourself!
God Bless you! :]
Have a great day!!

i have suffered with these awful episodes since i was 6years old i am now in my 50s my doctors always told me the same,i now have found away of stopping these attacks ,breath in hold breath,bend forward pushing hard into the solar plexus at the same time remain bet over putting pressure on until it slows back to normal rhythm,also massaging carotid artery on neck can work for some people too,if you want any more help you can email me,i have had 3 babies and a normal energetic life

The Genius
300 bpm!? That's pretty fast.

susieq ♥'s all 7 words
Definitely go for a second opinion.

Do exactly what the drs say as this is ONLY a POSSIBILITY and I am sure if they thought it wouldnt do you any good then they would have never suggested the procedure. I know if it were me I would take the chance.

a cardiac ablation is a serious, irreversible procedure so think carefully before doing it ... PAT can cause cardiomyopathies which are serious conditions the older you get

Nikita .
If doctors send you same day at home with any further treatment, maybe they know what they are doing.
Did you see or been examined by other doctors? and tell them about this?.
I have mild tachycardias, specially when something emotional or scary is going on, in my life, tachycardias used to woke me up in the middle of the nigth like I was running but actually i was sleeping, my Dad has the same, Doctors never say anything to him.
I had one nurse who told me that heart bits are connected to our breathing, they asked me If i ever hit my nose, so what I do since them I control my tachycardia's by my breathing I breath slow, counting to 10 inhaling another 10 for exhaling, 10 seconds,
I told to my dad and I think it worked for him too.
I was in the hospital once, my dad was like more than 3 times with electrocardiogram as, doctors say any word.
My brother has a teacher ( doctor ) who said that tachycardias usually are mental.
But again I don't know about your case, 300 sounds a lot to me.
I'm not a doctor, but my brother and my father are, still they don't have answers.
Tachycardia never kill someone, as far as i know.

I wonder why they say an ablation can kill you, what else is wrong with your heart? I had an ablation to fix my atrial fibrilation I don't know if that is totally oposite of what you have, just my 2 cents.

gangadharan nair
Paroxysmal supraventricular (atrial) tachycardia is a regular, fast (160 to 200 beats per minute) heart rate that begins and ends suddenly and originates in heart tissue other than that in the ventricles. I think it is connected with Wolff Parkinson White syndrome.
Please see the web pages for more details on Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia and Wolff Parkinson White syndrome.

David B
get the ablation. Youll have a lot more problems with the PAT than if they kill you, which they most likely wont.

If you unsure it never hurts to get a second opinion, especially with something that could be life threatening.

It sounds like you have a good doc, and I would listen to the advice. If you are concerned, a second opinion is always a sensible idea. Please be careful with your condition and take care of yourself.

I'd get a second opinion.... after it reaches 220 that can kill u.... so it sounds fishy to me!!!

At much over 180 beats per minute the heart chambers have a hard time getting enough time to fill with blood - so sure very fast rates can be dangerous no matter their source - atria or ventricle.
Fortunately you have an otherwise young, healthy heart and it can withstand running it at full speed without too much apparent trouble; as evidenced by the fact that you have tolerated in the past.

You can learn certain techniques to arrest PAT's. I think it would be worth your while to learn them. It may be worthwhile to consider medications as well - though admittedly they are not successful in every person.

Regarding the ablation - you certainly seemed to discount that as too scary and too risky to investigate it. An electrophysiologist is a highly trained and capable cardiologist who is a specialist in these matters. It would very much be worth your while to discuss this matter with one of these specialists. He/she could do a procedure that last takes an hour and fixes the problem for life. Very good techniques are available that were not available ten years ago when your rhythms first started. With this type of ablation you will not require a pacemaker.

Give it some thought. I hope this helps. Good luck.
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