How early in age can someone get heart failure?

Usually Elderly. Most heart failure in the us occurs in elderly people as a result of recognized or silent coronary blood flow problems, generally at advanced ages. However, there are rarer causes of heart failure, including infectious, congenital, and "idiopathic" or unknown cause, that can affect much younger patients, even children and otherwise healthy young adults depending on cause.

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Can you get heart failure at a young age with no previous heart condition only PVCs?

PVCs. PVCs alone are unlikely to cause heart failure unless associated with abnormal cardiac function. If the heart is otherwise normal, PVCs are usually not a cause for serious concern. . Read more...

If you get cold hands and feets from heart failure is this a late sign or does this start quiet early in the disease?

Not consistent. Cold hands and cold feet are not consistent with or specific to heart failure. There are many other problems that can cause that. Most of them have to do either with spasm of the blood vessels or obstruction of the blood vessels. Heart failure is usually characterized by swelling, difficulty breathing with exertion or when laying on one's back. Read more...

If my aunt had heart failure could I get it?

Not contagious. Heart failure is not contagious, but if there is a genetic reason for her heart failure, it is possible for the genetic problem to be passed on. Read more...
Heart Failure. Unlikely. Unless your aunt has a hereditary heart condition as most of the heart failure in this country is due to coronary artery disease and hypertension. Read more...

Could you have heart failure at 19 years of age?

Heart failure. You can have heart failure at any age if you have the right cardiac abnormalities. It is however rare in 19 year olds. Read more...

What are the odds of having heart failure at the age of 17?

Very low. Unless you have a familial predisposition, i.e., familial cardiomyopathy, or come across a viral syndrome at an early age with a virus that has a predispostion to attack cardiac myocytes, your overall chances in the general population are relatively low at that age. Read more...
Depends. Born with congenital heart disease? Risk is dependent on the nature and severity of the anomaly. Use of Cocaine - risk is high. Diabetic? Risk is low but higher than average for age. Received chemotherapy for cancer? Risk depends on drug and dose. Otherwise healthy? Risk is minuscule. Read more...

If someone has heart failure due to old age, is their contractility high or low?

Heart failure. Old age and heart failure can be associated either with decreased contractilty or with normal contractility and decreased diastolic function. Read more...

At which age does heart failure occur for a person whom has an undetected asd and pfo?

Do not know. It could occur at many different ages depending on the person and the size of the asd. Perhaps a cardiologist can help us here with more information.. Read more...
Increases with age. "heart failure" is defined as heart disease that creates an inability to meet the bodies demands for oxygen. In asd, there are multiple factors that can contribute to this. In isolated asd, this is extremely rare in the first ten years of life, but by age 40, in one degree or another, exists in the majority of patients with large asd. Pfo (and small asds) do not cause heart failure. Read more...
Depends. On the size of the defect. A pfo should never lead to heart failure. Similarly, a small ASD should never/rarely lead to heart failure. Medium and large asds can lead to hear failure, bu the time varies per person. Irreversible changes occur in lung arteries by ~8 years of age with large asds, but heart failure may not develop for years or even decades later. Read more...