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Is it common for a teenager to have coronary heart or valvular heart disease?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are special circumstances when a teenager may have a higher risk of coronary artery disease: sickle cell anemia, kawasaki's disease, immunological arterial diseases such as lupus or arteritis.
Over use (or use) of ecstasy, methamphetamine or Cocaine increase cad. If you have these you should be under the care of specialist to begin with. If you don't have these, then don't worry about cad.

In brief: No

There are special circumstances when a teenager may have a higher risk of coronary artery disease: sickle cell anemia, kawasaki's disease, immunological arterial diseases such as lupus or arteritis.
Over use (or use) of ecstasy, methamphetamine or Cocaine increase cad. If you have these you should be under the care of specialist to begin with. If you don't have these, then don't worry about cad.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Exceedingly rare for cad.
Valvular issues are also uncommon & if suspected you should undergo an echocardiogram.

In brief: No

Exceedingly rare for cad.
Valvular issues are also uncommon & if suspected you should undergo an echocardiogram.
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