Hi tomah, I havent had a heart attack but, I do have some serious heart problems. I am 33 (almost 34 ) and have bradycardia & sick sinus syndrome in which I have had a pacemaker implant 1& 1/2 yrs ago. I also have a Vent. Septal Defect.
I had smoked since I was 18 on and off...mostly on. I managed to quit a month before doctors found my heart problems and didnt smoke for well over a year. I was warned that if I started to smoke they would have to go in and fix the septal defect. Well, despite everything I know about my condition I did start again. Stupid I know but it is one of the hardest things to stop and stay stopped. I tell myself almost everyday that tomorrow I will not smoke but for all my good intentions that is really all they are is intentions....who knows, maybe tomorrow.
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