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Can children have coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

With explosion of obesity in children, early coronary plaque is possible by their 18th birthday.

In brief: Yes

With explosion of obesity in children, early coronary plaque is possible by their 18th birthday.
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Unlikely

CAD is secondary to cholesterol and calcium building up in the walls of arteries.
While it is possible to occur in children or young adults due to hereditary or congenital problems, it is overwhelmingly a disease of middle aged to older adults.

In brief: Unlikely

CAD is secondary to cholesterol and calcium building up in the walls of arteries.
While it is possible to occur in children or young adults due to hereditary or congenital problems, it is overwhelmingly a disease of middle aged to older adults.
Dr. Craig Carter
Dr. Craig Carter
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