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how probable is a heart attack in a young person with no risk factor but tobacco smoking and no family history of heart problems ?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
That would be low: Being low does not mean it is not possible. It takes time for the arteries to get clogged and being young is an advantage as that time has not been there yet, as long as all other risk factors are not present.
Answered on Feb 20, 2014
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