Is it possilbe for a 23 year old to have a heart attack?

Yes. Heart attacks represent sudden occlusion of a coronary artery. This happens most commonly because of atherosclerotic plaque rupture, although other things (like coronary spasm, Cocaine use, vasculitis etc) need to be considered, particularly in a 23 year old. Traditional risk factors might be less applicable.

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How probable is it for a 21 year old to have a heart attack?

Unlikely. The most common way the heart muscle becomes damaged is when blood flow to the heart muscle is impaired. The most common mechanism is atherosclerosis which would be exceeding unlikely in a 21 year. If a 21 sustained damage to the heart muscle it would be more likely from toxins such as alcohol, methamphetamine and cocaine. Some congenital abnormalities cause heart rhythm problems. Read more...
Unusual. Possible congenital coronary anomalies are known and can cause ischemia. Aortic dissections can occur and involve coronaries. Even atherosclerosis can occur in some high risk hyperlipemia patients. Drug abuse- Cocaine has been identified. Read more...

What is the probablity of a 17 year old to have a heart attack?

Very low. Congenital anomalies aortic root, aortic valvular disease aberrant coronary anomalous coronary origin but as another has noted: Cocaine and other drugs of abuse are more likely hyperlipidemia. Read more...

Hi I want to know how common is it for a 15 year old to have a heart attack it stroke? I'm 290 and 5"11 so I'm a big boy! I get worried sometimes!

Not likely. Healthy life style, weight control, more fruits and vegetable intake, regular exercise and avoiding smoking, alcohol, drugs will benefit you by having a healthy and satisfied life. Read more...

I am a 23 year old woman. I been having chest pains since february. I don't want to consider it being a heart attack. Last time I told my doctor this she said I'm too young to have a heart attack? If its not a heart attack than what could it be? I do not

? Asthma. You need an evaluation by a specialist with some basic work up to answer your question. Read more...
Many things. Differential diagnosis spans from serious problems like pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, cardiomyopathy, congenital disorders etc to things such as gastric acid reflux or musculoskeletal pain, which are by far the most common. Also asthma and anxiety. A thorough physical exam and a few simple tests should help you. And, if you have had this pain since feb, makes it less likely to be really bad. Read more...

What is the likelihood of a 23 year old girl having a heart attack?

Small. It is very unusual for people under 40 to have significant atherosclerotic disease. Young diabetics are sometimes seen below 40 with heart attacks. Read more...
Very low! Congenital, anomalies can happen aortic root, aortic valvular disease aberrant coronary anomalous coronary origin but as another has noted: Cocaine and other drugs of abuse are more likely in your age group. If you are smoking, hypercholesterolemic, obese, diabetic you have increased risk work on the risk factirs youbave, . Read more...