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Is it possible for a child/teen to have a heart attack?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Rare but possible

Acute myocardial infarction is rare in childhood and adolescence.
Children and teens can have a heart attack due to either an inflammatory condition of the coronary arteries or an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery. thrombotic coronary artery occlusion from kawasaki disease may occur in early childhood.

In brief: Rare but possible

Acute myocardial infarction is rare in childhood and adolescence.
Children and teens can have a heart attack due to either an inflammatory condition of the coronary arteries or an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery. thrombotic coronary artery occlusion from kawasaki disease may occur in early childhood.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Drug use

I agree with dr. Kim- it is rare for children to have heart attacks.
Cocaine and some other drugs that affect your vasculature may cause heart attacks in children who use them. Just another reason to say no to drugs!

In brief: Drug use

I agree with dr. Kim- it is rare for children to have heart attacks.
Cocaine and some other drugs that affect your vasculature may cause heart attacks in children who use them. Just another reason to say no to drugs!
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Generally no

Children are at very low risk for heart disease and heart attacks.
But if they have congenital heart disease, they are at risk for other illness related to the heart, such as heart failure.

In brief: Generally no

Children are at very low risk for heart disease and heart attacks.
But if they have congenital heart disease, they are at risk for other illness related to the heart, such as heart failure.
Dr. Chong Kim
Dr. Chong Kim
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