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what could cause heart failure in a 20 year old?

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Dr. John Wigneswaran
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Many causes: However what is most likely is a viral etiology- which can cause a viral cardiomyopathy- a sluggish heart and life threatening condition.
Answered on Feb 15, 2015

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