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Can you get pad (peripheral arterial disease) at age 20?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
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In brief: Symptoms are rare

As dr. Wyffels said, autopsies on soldiers in viet nam showed early evidence of pad in young men as early as their 20's but having symptoms from pad when you are 20 would be exceedingly rare.

In brief: Symptoms are rare

As dr. Wyffels said, autopsies on soldiers in viet nam showed early evidence of pad in young men as early as their 20's but having symptoms from pad when you are 20 would be exceedingly rare.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Critical Care
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In brief: Yes

Pad is the deposition of cholesterol, calcium with inflammatory changes on the inner lining of the arteries.
The process begins early in life and by 20 the changes in the arterial wall can already be seen on pathologic specimens ( autopsy ). Symptoms related to the progressive narrowing of the arteries occurs over many years as need 60% - 70% narrowing or debris passing downstream.

In brief: Yes

Pad is the deposition of cholesterol, calcium with inflammatory changes on the inner lining of the arteries.
The process begins early in life and by 20 the changes in the arterial wall can already be seen on pathologic specimens ( autopsy ). Symptoms related to the progressive narrowing of the arteries occurs over many years as need 60% - 70% narrowing or debris passing downstream.
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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Dr. Gabriel Goren
One surely can but iatherosclerotic based is rare unless someone is a heavy smoke and also possibly Jewish. I am thinking of the Winiwarter-Buerger's disease which is not atherosclerotic in origin but of a diffuse inflammatory basis.
Dr. Gabriel Goren
In the US it was described in the early 1900 by Leo Buerger at the Mt Sinai hospital in NYC.
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