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Is it possible to have blocked arteries at the age of 23

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Although rare, it can happen. Some of the possible causes are buerger's disease (blockage of small arteries related to smoking), vasculitis, severe ra ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It is quite uncommon, but we have treated people with heart attacks due to coronary artery blockage in their mid 20's. If you have chest pain, the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Very unlikely: Very unlikely that you do at such a young age. Still, that is not an excuse for having a bad diet. Eat healthy young lady!
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not: Not common.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Depends where: A blocked artery can cause the death of the organ supplied by that artery, or a portion thereof. If the main artery of your heart is blocked, this is ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Angioplasty or bypas: if the artery has any flow through it and you can get a wire through it angioplasty will help. If not you will need a bypass.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Exertional symptoms: Of shortness of breath or chest pain. You may need a stress test if present.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
blocked arteries : They have minimal lumen and so look more like a fiber than a tube.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Generally sucessful : Stents came on the medical scene around 1982 and have expanded the vascular lesions that can be treated. Generally short or focal vascular lesions are ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
26 years experience Cardiology
Several: Don't smoke, watch you cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar and maintain an active lifestyle. Use medicines when needed. But also know that the ... Read More
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