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Is it possible for a child or a teen to have a heart attack?

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Dr. Allan Stewart
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Child heart attack

It is exceptionally rare for a child or teen to have a heart attack.
Having said that, it is not impossible to have sudden cardiac death. Unlike a lack of blood flow, this problem is usually sue to a geneitc disorder known as ihss (idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis). It creates an obstruction to flow across the aortic valve. This is the kid who drops dead on the basketball court.

In brief: Child heart attack

It is exceptionally rare for a child or teen to have a heart attack.
Having said that, it is not impossible to have sudden cardiac death. Unlike a lack of blood flow, this problem is usually sue to a geneitc disorder known as ihss (idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis). It creates an obstruction to flow across the aortic valve. This is the kid who drops dead on the basketball court.
Dr. Allan Stewart
Dr. Allan Stewart
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Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Heart attack child

It is possible, but is very very rare.
Causes are different than for adults, ie. Not atherosclerosis.

In brief: Heart attack child

It is possible, but is very very rare.
Causes are different than for adults, ie. Not atherosclerosis.
Dr. Christopher White
Dr. Christopher White
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