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What could cause a heart attack in a pre-teen child?

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Dr. Andrew Michaels
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Several disorders

Kawasaki's disease and coronary vasospasm should be considered.
Children with a hypercoagulable disorder and an intracardiac shunt (such as an atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale) should be considered. Lastly, congenital heart defects that affect the coronary arteries may cause an early heart attack.

In brief: Several disorders

Kawasaki's disease and coronary vasospasm should be considered.
Children with a hypercoagulable disorder and an intracardiac shunt (such as an atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale) should be considered. Lastly, congenital heart defects that affect the coronary arteries may cause an early heart attack.
Dr. Andrew Michaels
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Several things

When you say "heart attack' you probably mean what can make a pre-teen's heart stop.
Three things account for over 90% of cases: a.) abnormal coronary arteries b.) an abnormally thickened heart muscle (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) c.) arrhythmias (heart rhythm abnormalities). Other things can also be responsible but not as common. Consult your doctor!

In brief: Several things

When you say "heart attack' you probably mean what can make a pre-teen's heart stop.
Three things account for over 90% of cases: a.) abnormal coronary arteries b.) an abnormally thickened heart muscle (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) c.) arrhythmias (heart rhythm abnormalities). Other things can also be responsible but not as common. Consult your doctor!
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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