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What he thought was pneumonia turned out to be heart failure – at age 30

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By Diane Daniel, American Heart Association News

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Dave was still dealing with a 100% blockage in a major heart artery.

5 nights in hospital, no doubt a barrage of tests and they only find this 5 days later?

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Many young people with heart issues lately.

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Many young people with heart issues lately.

It’s very sad. But, it’s obviously before the covid vaccine.

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2018 - @Wick's pencil. Nice try.

Let this be a lesson to us all.

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The vast vast majority of people at age 30 have not even had a simple medical check-up or blood test. They still are in the 20's mentality that they will live forever. So they continue to drink, smoke, do recreational drugs, party all night, etc etc. Cardiovascular issues often can not be detected without medical screening, and often it can be too late orclose to it, when symptoms show up.

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A friend with good health and diet had a heart attack at 27 and died. Sometimes you just don't know.

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It’s very sad. But, it’s obviously before the covid vaccine.

Some people are more interested in pushing their own agenda, so they will try to make spurious relationships and hope people will not notice the time make those relationships impossible.

Dave from the article have a much better attitude, as the last part reads, actually learning from what happened in order to become a better person.

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I don’t really understand the point of this article. It fails to identify the cause of the heart attack then seems to imply that he stopped drinking alcohol as if that was the cause. And for those of you who don’t know and who aren’t unlucky enough to be US citizens we have a terrible allocation of healthcare and young people will be punished horrifically financially if they go to the doctor.

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I don’t really understand the point of this article. It fails to identify the cause of the heart attack then seems to imply that he stopped drinking alcohol as if that was the cause

The cause of the heart attack was most likely the obstruction of the artery described, which have the same causes as when it happens in older people, cardiac problems in younger people are not impossible, just less likely. The changes of lifestyle are described as a way for the patient to deal with his new health situation.

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I don’t really understand the point of this article.

Maybe to try to convince people that heart problems in the young has always been common. This way they are less likely to notice and question their recent rise. Why else publish this story of heart failure from 5 years ago?

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Maybe to try to convince people that heart problems in the young has always been common

Nothing in the article say they are common, just possible, which is true. Nothing in the article depends on time travel as it would be to relate these problems with covid.

Why else publish this story of heart failure from 5 years ago?

Reading the article instead of trying to push invalid relationships would let anybody understand that. People can have cardiac problems even at a young age and it can escape diagnosis so proper care must be taken to consider this possibility and treat it accordingly instead of just assuming that by being still relatively young this is impossible. Rational people will take this and make better decisions.

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