A 43-year-old member asked:
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can heart blockage or coronary artery disease occur at age 25?

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Dr. Hyeun Park
27 years experience Cardiology
Yes but uncommon: Although uncommon, it is usually due to a congenital cause (conditions that one is born with). Classic atherosclerotic plaque is unlikely unless the patient has a severe form of family hyperlipidemia, type 1 diabetes, heavy smoker, Cocaine user, etc. Abnormal position of the coronary arteries is a rare but potential lethal cause of a heart attack.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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