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Is it possible to have coronary artery disease at a very young age?

Is it possible to have coronary artery disease at a very young age?

Yes: Our practice has seen patients with coronary artery disease in their 30s. Typically, these patients either have juvenile onset diabetes mellitus or a strong family history of coronary artery disease. They may also have a familial (genetic) family history of elevated cholesterol. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries. Eventually, the plaque can occlude the artery, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more


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Would a person have coronary artery disease at a very young age?

Would a person have coronary artery disease at a very young age?

Yes: Not usually to the degree of heart attack , but some plaque in american troops identified in18 year olds. Some others with hyperlipemias, diabetes etc. ...Read more

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Can you have coronary artery disease at a young age?

Yes: Not usually to the degree of heart attack , but some plaque in american troops identified in18 year olds. Some others with hyperlipemias, diabetes etc. ...Read more

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What age is associated to trigger coronary artery disease? I have angina especially in afternoons. BP is 68-112. I scare to have coronary disease.

What age is associated to trigger coronary artery disease? I have angina especially in afternoons. BP is 68-112. I scare to have coronary disease.

No age: There is no age for coronary artery disease.that fact that you are young makes it less likely but not impossible. Other factors play into account.chest pain can be from acid reflux, chest wall(muscles and joints) , heart, lungs too. So you need to check this out if it persists. ...Read more

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Can heart blockage or coronary artery disease occur at age 25?

Can heart blockage or coronary artery disease occur at age 25?

Yes but uncommon: Although uncommon, it is usually due to a congenital cause (conditions that one is born with). Classic atherosclerotic plaque is unlikely unless the patient has a severe form of family hyperlipidemia, type 1 diabetes, heavy smoker, Cocaine user, etc. Abnormal position of the coronary arteries is a rare but potential lethal cause of a heart attack. ...Read more

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How to know if I have coronary artery disease?

How to know if I have coronary artery disease?

Cath lab , CT, scans: CT scan can do a calcium count, which is related to disease. Cath lab can create dye studies of the arteries, which show blockage. A myocardial perfusion scan can show abnormal areas of blood flow on the heart, which is related to blocked arteries. 256 bit CT scans are getting very good at showing artery disease also. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have coronary artery disease?

How do I know if I have coronary artery disease?

Interview, HeartScan: the first step at risk stratification is interview and exam by a physician. that being said, a "heart scan" / "coronary calcium score" is a very precise way of detecting a tendancy for early CAD. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


Dr. Mark Pack
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Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more