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Can children get congestive heart failure if they are obese?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Unless..
Generally no, unless they are grossly or morbidly obese with complications such as high blood pressure, severe sleep apnea, etc.

In brief: Unless..
Generally no, unless they are grossly or morbidly obese with complications such as high blood pressure, severe sleep apnea, etc.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Children don't get congestive heart failure just from being obese.
Kids with birth defects of the heart can get heart failure, but kids born with normal hearts usually don't have enough years of childhood to develop heart symptoms from obesity. Obese kids can get cholesterol plaques in the arteries, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes, but the heart damage should not appear until adulthood.

In brief: No
Children don't get congestive heart failure just from being obese.
Kids with birth defects of the heart can get heart failure, but kids born with normal hearts usually don't have enough years of childhood to develop heart symptoms from obesity. Obese kids can get cholesterol plaques in the arteries, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes, but the heart damage should not appear until adulthood.
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