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A 22-year-old male asked:

Why is someone like me (22, fairly healthy male with normal health test) in very low risk of getting cad or heart problems then someone who is older?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Coronary Arteries: I hear your frustration but there is nothing in your question to explain what is really happening; what tests have been done; what your family history is like; and what the doctors there on the ground are telling you. This does sound significant and i would hope for you a good health care team to help you prevent complications.
Dr. Matthew Cooper
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Genetics plus : Heart disease is a function of genetics, controllable risk factors (such as diet, smoking, diabetes, cholesterol level) and factors that accumulate over the course of a life time. Thus, the term acquired heart disease as opposed to something you are born with.

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