Is it possible to have a heart attack at 26?

I am having some chest pain and get dizzy, so I am going to see a cardiologist. But I wonder whether it is possible to get a heart attack in such a age. I am female.
I am not be in the best shape but I am not overweight. I was told by a practitioner a few years ago that I might have a minor heart condition but I never got around seeing a cardiologist thinking it's just minor.

I think it's very likely that I am having this due to the contraceptive patch Ortho Evra that I have been wearing. I did some research and found that it's been increasingly causing blood clot, heart issues and other for women. Does anyone have experience with Ortho Evra?

Written By Evie Neumann

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  • L_H Qutub(Retired) March 6, 2009, 2:24 pm

    That patch may be the cause, so until your cardiologist is the best judge.
    Dizzy spells have been noted in patients with patch, due to release of hormones in the blood, these symptoms disappear once the patch is removed.
    I think you will not have much of a problem, so relax, OK.

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