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Heart failure and chf occurs in 1-2% of population under age 55. even less for age 20-30. is uncommon in the young (age 20-30), correct?

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Dr. Allen Anderson
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
HF in young adults: Yes uncommon but heart failure remains a significant medical problem as this is the age where genetic causes can first manifest. In many cases the hf diagnosis is missed at first because the young patients symptoms are attributed to asthma or a respiratory infection.

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