A 39-year-old member asked:
Is there many cases where kids/teenagers get coronary atherosclerosis?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Oliver Aalami answered
22 years experience in Vascular Surgery
No: Adolescents/children are more likely to have congenital heart malformations such as a patent foremen ovale (hole between the right and left side of the heart) rather than symptomatic coronary atherosclerosis. However, early athersclerotic changes have been observed in arteries of some children. This is especially true for children at risk with obesity, hypertension, or elevated cholesterol levels.
Answered on Apr 1, 2014
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