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What age can u have a heart attack or stroke?

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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine
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In brief: Any, technically

Both heart attacks and strokes can occur at any age, from many different causes.
Both involve disrupting the blood flow to the heart muscle and brain tissue, which can be caused by things like blood clots, medications/drugs, spasm of blood vessels or even air in the bloodstream.

In brief: Any, technically

Both heart attacks and strokes can occur at any age, from many different causes.
Both involve disrupting the blood flow to the heart muscle and brain tissue, which can be caused by things like blood clots, medications/drugs, spasm of blood vessels or even air in the bloodstream.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Any age

Though considered rare, coronary occlusion is a complication of kawasaki disease in children and strokes do occur in infants or toddlers that have vascular malformations.
Premi infants also may have intra-cranial hemorrhages during the intensive efforts to keep them alive.The adult cases are more frequent & expected, but this completes the spectrum.

In brief: Any age

Though considered rare, coronary occlusion is a complication of kawasaki disease in children and strokes do occur in infants or toddlers that have vascular malformations.
Premi infants also may have intra-cranial hemorrhages during the intensive efforts to keep them alive.The adult cases are more frequent & expected, but this completes the spectrum.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Any age

It all depends on your risk factors and other medical history as well as family history in some cases.
Generally, though, it starts in the 30s - at least currently.

In brief: Any age

It all depends on your risk factors and other medical history as well as family history in some cases.
Generally, though, it starts in the 30s - at least currently.
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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