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

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Charles Jost
We have even seen patients in their 20s with type II diabetes with quite advanced coronary artery disease. Not incoincidentally, these patients have also been morbidly obese.
Dr. Jon Spiers
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

There are certain conditions, like homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, that can result in coronary disease at an early age.
Additionally, drug abuse can also cause lead to the development of coronary disease.

In brief: Yes

There are certain conditions, like homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, that can result in coronary disease at an early age.
Additionally, drug abuse can also cause lead to the development of coronary disease.
Dr. Jon Spiers
Dr. Jon Spiers
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