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Is it possible to have blocked arteries at the age of 23?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
7 doctors agree

In brief: Blocked arteries

Very unlikely at age 23

In brief: Blocked arteries

Very unlikely at age 23
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Although rare, it can happen.
Some of the possible causes are buerger's disease (blockage of small arteries related to smoking), vasculitis, severe raynauds disease (vasospasm from cold exposure), collagen vascular disease, embolism, popliteal entrapment or popliteal adventitial cystic disease.

In brief: Yes

Although rare, it can happen.
Some of the possible causes are buerger's disease (blockage of small arteries related to smoking), vasculitis, severe raynauds disease (vasospasm from cold exposure), collagen vascular disease, embolism, popliteal entrapment or popliteal adventitial cystic disease.
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Vessels can be blocked by trauma or congenital problems like popliteal artery entrapment or thoracic outlet syndrome.
Pad is rare in this age group. Juvenile diabetics are at increased risk.

In brief: Yes

Vessels can be blocked by trauma or congenital problems like popliteal artery entrapment or thoracic outlet syndrome.
Pad is rare in this age group. Juvenile diabetics are at increased risk.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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