A 24-year-old male asked:
24 year old male have heart failure even after a few ekgs and blood work done ruling it out?. i have sharp pains in my left arm and chest
2 doctor answers
Dr. David Brouwer answered
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Heart failure: Heart failure in a young male is uncommon, and you need to have a cardiology evaluation. Ecg and blood test do not have to be abnormal to confirm heart failure. The echocardiogram (ultrasound) of your heart is helpful to determine the degree of damage. In young people, the cause is usually not from bad arteries, but from congenital causes, infectious myocarditis, or valve damage. See cardiologist!
Answered on Dec 3, 2013
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