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I am 17 years old. I had a block in my coronary artery. Is this common among teens?
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Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No
It is extremely rare for a teenager to have a blockage in a coronary artery.
Atheroscleosclerosis is the process that usually causes blockage in arteries but only slowly progresses with symptoms beginning in middle age or rarely in some families at a younger age. Congenital abnormalities with aberrant coronary origins or single coronaries can occasionally cause heart problems in teenagers.

In brief: No
It is extremely rare for a teenager to have a blockage in a coronary artery.
Atheroscleosclerosis is the process that usually causes blockage in arteries but only slowly progresses with symptoms beginning in middle age or rarely in some families at a younger age. Congenital abnormalities with aberrant coronary origins or single coronaries can occasionally cause heart problems in teenagers.
Dr. Jerry Routh
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No
That is so very rare that i never saw such a case.
There are some very rare problems that could lead to blockage in a coronary artery in one so young such as severe cholesterol problems or premature aging. In some cases a clot can come from somewhere else and travel into the coronary artery blocking it. I would be very interested in knowing exactly what was the cause of the blockage in your case.

In brief: No
That is so very rare that i never saw such a case.
There are some very rare problems that could lead to blockage in a coronary artery in one so young such as severe cholesterol problems or premature aging. In some cases a clot can come from somewhere else and travel into the coronary artery blocking it. I would be very interested in knowing exactly what was the cause of the blockage in your case.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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