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What could cause heart failure in a 20 year old?

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Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 26 years experience
Many causes: However what is most likely is a viral etiology- which can cause a viral cardiomyopathy- a sluggish heart and life threatening condition.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes heart failure in a 20 year old?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CHF : Heart failure in a young person can be cardiomyopathy, congenital, infectious, valve disease, it must be worked up for causation.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

Can congestive heart failure occur to a 20 year old?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: Yes , if the heart is damaged by viruses, drugs, valvular disease, trauma, chemotherapy, amyloid, etc.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What drugs can cause heart failure?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
Drugs and HF: There are several drugs used to treat specific types of cancer that are associated with the development of heart failure. The most common are doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and trastuzamab. This doesn't mean that they should not be used but that their use should be carefully monitored. Alcohol, cocaine, and amphetamines can also cause heart failure.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can being bedridden cause heart failure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Chf: Being bedridden in and of itself would be unlikely to cause heart failure.

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